History Of Black History Essay

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Why Black History? Black History Month was my least favorite month as a child. Twenty-eight days of the year was dedicated to teaching students about Rosa Parks’ uncompromising bus ride, Martin Luther King Jr.’s fearless march on Washington, and the subliminal message that, black students are separate and unequal. February was the month when I felt alienated from my white peers, because my racial diversity divided me. The celebration of Black History Month leads to the promotion of perpetual racial segregation. The few days devoted to teaching Black history diminishes the unity America essentially stands for. Black history is solely American history. Although the observance of Black History Month is supposed to highlight African American accomplishments, it instead divides the races. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in the hope to expose black history to school…show more content…
For it protects our moral high- mindedness at the terrible expense of weakening our grasp of reality. People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in the state of innocence is dead turns himself into a monster” (Baldwin 920). In this quote from “Stanger in the Village”, Baldwin explains that the way people perceive the world is wrong. No matter what race or background a person comes from, each person is ultimately a human beings. No race is superior to another because biologically, human beings are genetically 99.9% the same. When America can grasp that destructions comes from false reality, then we can accept that Black History Month is no longer relevant in today’s society. Time changes a person, you can accept it or become ignorant towards that knowledge. What once divided this country now units American
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