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  • What the heck!!!!!

    Yes we should keep black history month because it is the only time when black people really get to learn their history, and if they take it away it would just be like it was back then and there would be even more racism.

    P.S i am in fifth grade. I am mexican. I am 10 yers old and that is my opinion.

  • Black History Month? Absolutely!

    Without these 28 days devoted to learning about African Americans' contributions, sacrifices and accomplishments, all Americans won't know a large part of American history built on the backs of one of the most undervalued groups of people in the world. Knowing African-American history is knowing American history! It's a shame there is still a need to carve out a month to recognize what blacks have contributed to this country, but no one would know our story without a dedicated period of discovery. Heightened awareness makes us ALL (black, white, brown, yellow, red) more enlightened and who doesn't want to be more enlightened? Knowing what blacks have done for this country would do wonders in eliminating the ignorance of racism.

  • More Black Recognition

    There are so many things throughout the year the recognize things that the whites have done. Think about Thanksgiving for example. That day, while it may be filed with great food, family reunions, and wonderful laughter, that day is still remembered to some as the day the Pilgrims slaughtered the Indians. Christmas celebrates a man who most believe is white, dying for our supposed sins. There are many other things centered around the white community, so why can't the black community have a thing of their own? White cops, kill black people and rarely receive prosecution. Whites are running most of our legal affairs, our empires, managing our money, they're doing all these things, have all the things for them, so why should we give up the one thing that is truly ours? The one thing that actually helps ease our insecurities about being an African-American?

  • Yes we should!

    I think that we should have black history month because a lot of white people think why don't we have white history month? That's because white people started this state, but black people didn't so, basically we celebrate black history month because they made a change for racism. Yeah sure people don't think we should celebrate black history month, but black people helped create this state.

  • Why black people need a month

    Listen, giving blacks a month isn't saying support black icons for one month then abandoning afterward. BHM gives a special focus on the black historical figures who've changed the world. Considering whites dominate history books for the other 11 months, BHM tells people, "hey, stop a pay special attention to a minority who had to fight their way out of slavery and civil discrimination." Saying we shouldn't give blacks MORE attention is honestly asinine.

  • What the Heck???

    I cam on this site expecting like, 99 percent yes. And what do I find? 64 percent! I mean, COME ON!!! Thank goodness there weren't any racist remarks! And for the people who think I'm crazy, the entire black population is on my side. I'd like to see you beat that!

  • Why shouldn't we celebrate the achievement of our ancestors?

    The answer to the question is the same repeated over and over again, Black History Month is antagonistic to other race of people. Well if other races feel threaten by our celebration no one stop them from creating one of their own. Think about it. Out of all the races in the world wasn't black people treated the worst and still today aren't we struggling to survive. Then please allow us to soak up our history so that we can use it to empower ourselves. Black people do not be mindful of what others have to say this is the time of year that we must stop to reminisce,plan and act on our desires to improve ourselves.I pray that the celebration of Black History Month will go on and on until every Black Person have fulfilled the purpose of its establishment.

  • Key Parts of History Have Been White-Washed The Truth Will Help The Black Youth, In-turn Helping You

    Ifind it ridiculous to ask this question considering everyday is White history month in this country, just like every channel is WET and every college is a HWCU white college. Are you people this simple? Can we not have one month? The shortest month of the year by design

    The question is why do we start the celebration off every year with slavery and the Civil Rights movement, we as a people pre-date the both of these incidents. We didn't begin with slavery(speaking of slavery Blacks should know that we are not Slavs as in from Yugoslavia where the word slave comes from, we are not Europeans so we cannot be Slavs, our ancestors were prisoners of war and indentured servants, as well as prisoners) we only went through slavery. Why do we start off every year with Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr., whom I think was promoted by Whites because he was non-violent as opposed to Malcolm X. We adhered to Kings doctrine for 500 years throughout the slave fields and the Jim Crow, look where it got us, no where. Malcolm X' s and the Black Panther Party for Self Defense's "By Any Means Necessary" doctrine which arose in the late 60's proved to be what caused the Whites to step back with the mass harassment of the Jim Crow, KKK days.

    Getting back on MY subject, why do we start off with Tubman and MLK?

    Why not start off with the African Moors AKA the Blackamoors who civilized and ruled Southern Europe for 800 years? They were Black, it was history, Whites always lie and say the Moors were Arab, Arab is not a race, it is an ethnicity just like Spanish, the Moors accompanied Columbus on his voyage

    Why do we never bring up Mansa Musa and Mansa Abukari II of the Malian Empire who sent a group of 200 out to see what was on the other side of the Atlantic in the 1300s? Only one ship returned of the four sent out.

    Why do we never bring up the fact that not all Native Americans were from Siberia? Some of the Native Americans were Black Aborigines, as in Austrailian Aborigines, they're Black and they have their own version of the Black Panthers and the Black Power Movement. They don't care what Whites classify them as. As a matter of fact why were we never taught about these races? In school we were never taught about the original Polynesians, Hawaiians included, their royal family was Black, Aborigines, Melanesians, Micronesians, Negritos, none of them because they are proof that Blacks were sailing the world thousands to millions of years before them spreading civilization, we are native to every where. Why do we never discuss any of the Native Black populations in Asia?

    They have separated, murdered, and white-washed genetic pools of Black people from all over the world. We are the original people, we are everywhere, there is no one way to be Black.

  • It is for remembrance of the great African american leaders.

    Black History Month is a special month to learn, appreciate, and celebrate the achievements of African American men and women throughout history. After all in the beginning, black history month has always been celebrated in February. The beginning of Black History Month started with an African American man named Carter G. Woodson. He was the son of former slaves, and was too poor to go to school as a child. Although he was not given the opportunity to enroll in school he taught himself the basics of a school education. Later at the age of 20, he went to high school and completed it all in just two years. Furthermore, he went to the University of Chicago and got a bachelor’s and master’s degree. At the age of 37 he earned a doctorate from the University of Harvard and was only the second African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard. Later, Woodson loved education so much that he pushed the limits of his hard-earned education and taught both in public schools and at Howard University. At the age of forty Woodson made a trip to Chicago to participate in a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of slavery. Woodson loved the idea of black history and life so much that he became inspired and continued to study black history all year round. Nevertheless, before Woodson left Chicago, he and four others created the Association for the study of Negro Life and History. The next year Woodson believed and understood that all the textbooks at the time ignored the history and achievements of African Americans. Therefore, adding on to the journal created, Woodson promoted the idea of a “Negro History Week,” which was to be held during the second week of February. The idea was so great, that it spread all around the United States, and since there was enough resources and research, the ASNLH began to produce pictures, posters, and lesson plans to help teachers use the history and teach black history week in schools. Twenty six years after Woodson’s death, Black History week was expanded to Black History Month. Around the country Black History Month is always celebrated in February. However, what Black History Month truly is, is an African American history Month in America, and other countries for remembrance of the important people and events in the African history. It is celebrated annually in order to never forget the pass.

  • Yes because it all came from the heart

    I think we should because we should realise what people have done for a race o people to be free to be treated like normal people .Life's have had to give up their for freedom we would still be in racism today if is what not for strength ,pride and confident. My point is that we as a nation of people should be proud of what some people can do, but we should also as a community should take the mimic of word s and make fun of slavery and racism because back in the slavery days people would die to be in are pointing's. But we take advances of it and don't realise that we started form no where

  • Even playing field

    I think people don’t want it anymore due to the fact that people see all races as equal now a days. I don’t see a black person any different than I see a white, Mexican, Asian any different from each other other than what’s inside. If a black man likes the same things as an Asian man, They’ll be friends. I don’t see the same separation anymore and that’s my guess on why many people see black history month as unneeded at this point.

  • Identity politics is a waste of time. Here's why.

    Reason 1. The label "black history month" immediately separates people from their human identity and focuses solely on skin color which inherently racist. Reason 2. It creates a false victim mentality. When studying black history month it tends to focus on oppression and old jim crow laws (which are now abolished) and pushes the idea that modern day racism is a prevalent issue (which is false). This can and has lead to civil unrest and creates a divide between Americans. Reason 3. Black history should be taught as American history because racism and slavery were very prominent issues in our country for a long time. Getting rid of black history month and just leaving it as American history by teaching in schools along with the rest of our history. This would be much less dividing and leave people with a feeling of unification instead of creating division.

  • There should be no Black history month

    The reason I say this is because it creates a rift or divide in our society. Everybody needs to come together as one people and rectify the situation by standardizing educational curriculum in the schools by reflecting the diversity of our society. It is human nature that some people will feel alienated, As more attention is brought to a particular subgroup by expressly recognizing them in relation to the rest of society. The overriding theme to me is that it's just seems to be pushed into my face! I recognize the trials and tribulations the black people experienced throughout history. I don't need to have the situation exacerbated by continually reminding me about history that I had no influence on or with. It seems to be a month of atonement for the rest of society towards the Black culture that people living today were not responsible!

  • They’re Not The Spotlight

    Black people were slaves and forced to serve but what about everyone else that had to contribute to building this country. Hispanics and Asian are more hard workers to the public and they don’t get much celebration unless it’s “Cinco De Mayo” for one day while BHM is a months of torture yet black people don't care much about it unless there’s a free handout. So there’s no need to celebrate it just see it as a regular day.

  • It brings the color of your skin up

    This causes race to still be seen as a factor of what defines a person, It brings up race and that’s originally what caused racism. So we should just get rid of every celebration for race. If we do people won’t see color they will see a fellow human being. BTW TRUMP 2020

  • No, It supports racism

    Not being just unfair to other races as many died for the building of our country, Including that Chinese would be used as free/cheap labor very similar slavery and would often be horribly mutated during the building of railroads. And for the social aspected Japanese were forced out of their home and had to go to camps, Which is arguably worse then what many African-Americans faced. And lastly, It puts African-Americans over any other race, While still pitying them.

  • African American culture should'nt be tokenized by the shortest month of the year, Only to become stale over the next 11 months.

    Don't get me wrong, Black History should most definitely be taught. The history we are currently taught is predominantly white events, Even when there are many people of different races involved in these events! I believe Black History should be "History". Don't get me wrong, Black History should most definitely be taught. The history we are currently taught is predominantly white events, Even when there are many people of different races involved in these events! I believe Black History should be "History". One month is simply not enough time to learn their contributions, Which is why we always learn the same main events repeatedly, Leaving all the other contributions buried

  • All Lives Matter

    Racism will never cease until the black community ceases to demand segregation. All Americans have suffered persecution in some form throughout history either for their religion or race. The puritans came from England for for religious freedoms, Scots and Irish were enslaved, Jews and Indians were nearly wiped off the face of the earth. No one race deserves anything over another race, The black race included. We are all Americans, We are all a part of US history good and bad and our stories need told so the horrors are not repeated. But the injustices to the blacks were not above all others and should not be treated as such, They are part of history and we should not be segregating.

  • No group needs to be celebrated for an entire month.

    Groups should get only a day of awareness if any at all, But a month is ridiculous. Especially considering that black history, Being the shortest month of only 29 days, But it turns into 365 days easily when they never stfu about themselves. Either we are reminded of their struggle or about their achievements.

  • Forgive and forget

    “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, We are less prone to hate our enemies. ” This is one of Dr. Kings quotes. We should be treated fairly and not have a month for just black. We should have a plain month for black, It should be for at colors.


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Jtevans70 says2017-02-26T13:04:19.237
I'm always reminded of just how messed up the world is. Every year without fail, at least two to three very perturbed and ignorant persons will ask me, "why do black people need to have a whole month to celebrate their history; no one else gets a whole month to celebrate their history..."

The questioning is truly telling of who the person is and what they really think of black Americans, because "Black History Month" is only "28 days long" actually making it the shortest nationanally celebrated heritage month for any group of Americans.

Here are other national celebrations of Americans heritage, on average lasting 31 days long:

March (31 days)
Women's History Month
Greek-American Heritage Month
Irish-American Heritage Month

April (30 days)
Sikh Heritage Month

May (31 days)
Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Haitian Heritage Month

June (30 days)
Gay Lesbian Pride Month
Caribbean-American Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 (31 days)
Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

October (31 days)
Italian-American Heritage Month
German-American Heritage Month
Polish-American Heritage Month
Filipino-American History Month
Muslim Heritage Month

November (30 days)
Native-American Indian Heritage Month
Alaskan Native Heritage Month

Oddly, none of these other group of celebrated American heritage gets that same questioning of being too long nor told it's unimportant and irrelevant...

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