Is Black History Month still relevant?Breaking News
tags: Black History Month, Black History
For many people, locally and nationally, Black History Month is a critically important observance that provides people of all colors an opportunity to learn about the history and contributions of African Americans in this country.
But for others, the notion of Black History Month is a throwback to a bygone era and not consistent with the so-called post-racial era that began with President Barack Obama’s election.
Two noted black celebrities — actor Morgan Freeman and actress Stacey Dash — have come out publicly saying that Black History Month should be done away with.
“Our accomplishments cannot be limited to 28 days,” Dash said recently on social media, clarifying remarks she made on Fox News about eliminating Black History Month and cable channels like BET geared toward black-only audiences.
“Do not listen to liberals who try to limit you, to put you into a box, to tell you that you must believe one way or another, that you cannot think for yourselves, and that the government can ‘give’ you a ‘special month,’” she said.
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