• Sure but it's not for everyone

    I think learning about black history us important and that if you really wanted to learn about you could so some of your own research, But that doesn't mean it's for everybody, I myself am black and live in America, Grade 11. I know what my ancestors have been through, But it's not for everybody, I mean it can open some people's minds sure, But you can't change the way they think kinda thing. One of my classmates mentioned that it was insulting that we only have a month but that's up for anyone's interpretation but it'll never change unless it was a bigger problem.

  • Because its good

    Because i like peanut butter and jelly, Is it such a bad thing to like peanut butter and jelly. I don't think it is a crime to like peanut butter and jelly. Dear diary, I don't think i like peanut butter and jelly anymore because it tried to eat me while i was pooping.

  • Of Course we should celebrate black history month!

    Evidently we need to celebrate black history month because based on The comments opposing black history month clearly illustrates that we have to work to do in order to educate people about why we actually celebrate black history month.
    Did you know that the economic impact of slavery continues to this day? Due to compounding interest white people have had the opportunity to amass finances in property and investments. 100 dollars in 1816 is in 2018 worth 3, 584, 920. Black people were deprived of the opportunity to be in possession of property of property because due to discrimination they were not allowed to buy properties because they would affect the risk calculation lowering the prices that houses were sold at. Loan corporations sold them subprime loans due to their skin color drowning them in debt. Black history month also allows them to celebrate their heritage.

  • Yes we should

    Without it many of the black kids today wouldn't know about all the things their ancestors went through to get them the freedoms they have today. We need to know and we also need to keep pushing this information on everybody not just black people others need to know the things we did as well so they can learn from our footsteps or prevent things that happened to us happen to others.

  • Black History Month, Absolutely!

    Black History Month is a month where Canadians celebrate the achievements, Accomplishments, And contributions of Black Canadians who have throughout history done so much to make our country prosperous today. Many could argue that Black history month isn’t needed because black history is American history. I completely disagree with this statement. Black History Month is a time where we can learn about the sacrifices and contributions that African Americans made for our country. If we do not know the consequences of our past how can we learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating history? Black History Month is not a time where we overshadow other races but it is a time where we show how a race that had in the past been shown as inferior or lesser than has made differences in our world.
    The argument that Black History Month isn’t needed could stem from the idea that it shouldn’t just be black history that we celebrate, But all races. What is not understood is that Black History Month was not created to place any race above another race, The purpose of this month is to recognize the inferiority that black people faced and can still face to this day. Saying that it shouldn’t be celebrated or that it is racist shows the lack of understanding of the cause of this month. It can’t be racist because the month is meant to put an end to racism by educating and celebrating the accomplishments of a race that was seen inferior. This is not a competition between the “better race” but recognizes a time where a large population of Americans had suffered but have shaped our country into what it is today.
    If we want to make change for the future we have to educate the people of the future on the past. When we teach children in school or just people in general, Especially the younger generation we can instil in them what is right and wrong so that they can make a change and learn from mistakes in the past. There are also many African American kids who do not know the history of their culture and are not being educated at school. If Black History Month can inspire the younger generation of what’s left of black culture and their history, Black history education will be needed for a long time.
    Black History month is ultimately a time where Americans/Canadians can reflect on mistakes made in the past, Recognize and acknowledge the hard work achievement of African Americans that have shaped our country, And educate all generations so that we can see more positive change in the future.

  • Yes we should

    No body should be judged by the tone of their skin. Back in history people were judged by their skin and those people who did didn't live great life in poverty and being judged and getting a less percent than others did. Those people from when people were judged are still here today and should be honored from living in something so mean and cold they should at least feel good for and the history.

  • Yes, We should.

    Black history month is important to learn and some people are important TO black history month. If Martin was never alive, Then Whites would be separated from black. Black history month is a way of showing kids and adults and teach them about black history month.
    Martin Luther King Jr. Is important to learn about.

  • Yes we should celebrate black history month

    The reason We should celebrate black history month is because many African American people have changed lives in good washer's a couple examples:Marten Luther King junior ended segregation Robinson made it were African American people could play Major League Baseball. Also many Blacks have saved lives of others and helped them in a great way.

  • Black people are people to

    We should because black people were sprayed with fire hoses and were treated so badly. They had to be in different school. Martin Luther king fought for our country and if we completely ignore that it will go back to how it was. White people owned slaves black people were slaves We cannot let racist people take over again.

  • Yes we shoal because we have to learn about what we have to thank black people

    We do not need to be mean to different colored people. If it wasn't from black people we wouldn't have GPS or we would have not been able to go into space or do a lot of things. We should thank Black people because they have done a lot of us for us white people.

  • No, there should not be a Black History Month.

    Yes, black history month shows the struggle African-Americans went through in the US. Did white people go through struggle too? Did Native Americans? Hispanics? Asians? If there was a White History Month, a strong majority of those supporting BHM would be against and possibly protest it. All the month truly does is protest racism.

  • Why don't other races have history Months

    Other races also have history, so of course there shouldn't only be black history month. African Americans are just a race in America just like Indians? If every race had a history month then there won't be enoughs months of the year to celebrate them all and we can't create a thirteenth month. So celebrating black history month is unfair to non blacks

  • Truly educate people

    Chinese were abused in this country just a much as African Americans. American history is American history and it involves every race. If we keep black history month, we should teach who Margaret Sanger was and what she really thought and why she is a bad person. Then people might question why democrats like her so much.

  • Why just black?

    So what if blacks are slaves, there were others of different color that were slaves as well. If the "Blacks were slaves" is the reason from some of you then why not dedicate a month for the history of slavery. We should have American history. History based on people who made a difference in making America a better place. This month of black history seems one sided to me. Argue to me on how I'm racist and my opinion is ridiculous for you can't change my mind...

  • Why Just Black

    I get that back then blacks were slaves and it was a dark time but blacks weren't the only slaves. We should be celebrating American history. History which tells of the people who made a difference to making America a better place. You don't have to take my word for this is just an a opinion of mine.

  • American Heritage Month

    We should celebrate all nationalities/races that have made this country strong. We don’t have enough months to dedicate a month to each, so let’s celebrate EVERYONE’S heritage during a single month. Since Black History Month is already established, let’s replace it with American Heritage Month. I think the Vikings (including Leif Eriksson) would appreciate a little recognition for building this country, and the Native American’s might appreciate a little recognition also; without whom the Pilgrims would not have survived even the first winter. The Pilgrims, without whom civilization may still not have reached North America, need their accomplishments highlighted also. And let’s not forget the Chinese, who built the railroads, without which the transportation of the cotton that the Blacks cultivated would not have been possible. And without the influx of the English, Spanish, Italians, French, Germans, and so many other nations, this nation would not have been founded at all. So, let’s celebrate all nationalities/races that made this country the country it is today, and may God bless everyone that has contributed to its success.

  • No, we should just teach about black people and everyone else.

    Don’t relegate 1 month to talk about black people, talk about all people. There’s no Mexican History Month, or Asian History Month, so why are black people special. We don’t need to be colorblind. Express our differences, that’s what makes us human. Even Morgan Freeman says we should just stop talking about racism.

  • A Derogatory Holiday

    Why should we celebrate a holiday that only shows the importance of the things that Black people have accomplished? Yes, while I agree that White people have done their fair share of mistreatment towards the Blacks, but what about other ethnic groups? Asians have been severely discriminated in the U.S. (ex. Executive Order 9066 during WW2, Japanese people are forced to live in internment camps), and I don't hear Asians screaming for the U.S. to celebrate Asian History Month.

  • Black history is American history

    Having a black history month is just another way of segregating black from white. It enforces the idea that black history isn't important any other time. Why should they get only one month when everyone else has a year. Where is white history month or mexican history month or jewish history month? Would you want a whole month dedicated to your race? I would not. Black history is American history and all cultures should be celebrated year round.

  • Celebrations being United.

    We should as a country more forward to all backgrounds. All Americans have had to endure hardships. To pick one background over another in itself can over time create a divide .This does not promote unity. If we are trying to right wrongs let's start at the beginning with the Indians.I would opt for January to begin the New Year as a reminder for all backgrounds to celebrate. I myself became a citizen in 1986 .The focus should be a positive experience of people who made a difference from all backgrounds.Black people definitely have contributions to celebrate but join vs dividing and go as a American month for all.

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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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