Why Black History – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Why Black History – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

February – Black History Month February, teachers go into their rehearsed routine. They bring out the books from a year ago, dust them Black History is American history. It is rich, extensive, and powerful but it is confined to the shortest month of the year. Each and stack them on their desks. Since it is February they will teach ‘Black History.’

Why this has to be a yearly event is not clear since Black History is all around us. We breathe it and live it all the time. The reality is that every day is Black History day and no month or specific days should be set aside for teaching it. Recently, a number of prominent Blacks have argued that the setting aside of a month for black studies is unnecessary. They say it is un-American.

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