Well, Black History Month starts tomorrow and I think that it is crazy to have a black history month! I don’t see an Irish History month, or a Latino/Hispanic history month.
I think instead schools need do a better job of teaching history as it is, regardless of race and include influential individuals no matter what color their skin is. I am sure that there are all sorts of African Americans that students don’t hear about mainly because most of them are only focused into one month. Additionally, where are all the Hispanic/Latino civic leaders that have had a significant influence in the shaping of the United States?
And I am not the only one!
LINKYThis one month of intensive focus on the history and contributions of African-Americans has come under fire recently from actor Morgan Freeman.
Freeman called Black History Month ``ridiculous'' in a ``60 Minutes'' interview with Mike Wallace broadcast on Dec. 18. After noting that there is no White History Month, Freeman said, ``I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.''
What are your thoughts on this topic?