Black History Month

In many ways,  Black History Month has become one long month for beneficiaries of white supremacy to assuage their guilt over slavery, or feign solidarity, and I was this close to saying ‘damn it all to hell,’ we should get rid of it.

It wasn’t because I didn’t like the shiny commercials, and “all black everything” for 28-days strong. I had just become sick and tired of the publicity stunts. You know, those corporations that only trot out a black rep during BHM, and it’s generally with some symbolic gesture to prove that they really and truly do like black people, so black people really and truly should buy their product or patronize their business for 12 months out of the year, not just one.

Very similar to how the Democratic Party made voter suppression the key issue for black America, invoking the spirit of the Selma boycott and throwing in a picture of the first Black president sitting in Rosa Parks’ seat on the bus. By the time they had finished the old Beltway Shuffle, some black people were linking arms, marching to the polls, and singing “We Have Overcome.” And some of these same people are only just now realizing that push-back against voter suppression only benefits the party in power if that party doesn’t address our specific concerns as a community once they’re in office.

  • eparksm

    The real truth here is that there has been an overall dumbing down of America, where no one learns -Black, White, or otherwise. As much as White heros are presented and taught, I’m pretty sure you would not be able to find a kid who knows about the War of 1812. With that said, I do agree with the article that Black people should not fall in line with the propaganda and sterilized facts presented, and it means that it is even more important now that we take responsibility for our education. Personally, though I do not subscribe to a month, and I believe that the notion of BHM has been thrown away b/c of the “Black 365” mantra.

  • Helenofreims

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