Monday, February 10, 2014

Do You Even Care That Its Black History Month?

Well we are back again for yet another Monday random blog. Today I was gonna write about Valentines Day since its this week but I kinda did that last year and my views are pretty much the same on that so figured would tackle something new. For our Valentines Day post feel free to click this link if you are a new viewer or haven't seen it already. Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. Even though its primarily celebrated in these countries Black People celebrate and recognize the month of February all across the world. Granted I don't live in the aforementioned countries but I can't help but wonder; do you even care that its black history month?

The weeks leading into Black History month were rife with controversy from the circulation of the above picture. Now I can't imagine this being a good idea but i'm sure the person that did this knew this would happen and spur publicity for the party. Its no stretch of the imagine to figure that historic black figures would be disappointed with how we as a people have grown over time. Popular satirical cartoon series The Boondocks made mention of a similar situation and the overall development of our people and all they fought for. Seems only right I let y'all watch that...

After watching that do you think that is an accurate justification of our current societal views on ourselves as a people? I'm not really sure what I as an individual can do or say to appeal to my fellow black people but as a nerd and denizen of the Internet I figure this small gesture might be of some consequence to someone. Here is a link to download the recently highly anticipated movie "12 Years A Slave". Watch it and comment your thoughts on the movie or Black History month or both. Every year Black History Month sparks an annual debate about the continued usefulness and fairness of a designated month dedicated to the history of one race. Many people hold concerns about black history being delegated to a single month and the "hero worship" of some of the historical figures often recognized. Do you think we deserve a month? Is that enough? One person suggested we should be exempted from paying all taxes; personally I like that last idea a lot.


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February 10, 2014 at 10:50 PM

:) I think that a month is ok yes, but I also look forward to the day when black people can look back at where we've come from and realise that we have great things to look forward to in the future if we continue to strive for excellence instead of "TWERKING"!

February 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Personally every time I think about all the injustices that people face and have faced because of the colour of their skin I wish they would implement a law that allowed me and any person of colour to walk up to a white person and just hold out my hand and say *guy from every body hates Chris voice* "Let me hold a dollar" and they would be obligated to give me one. Alas that is not the case so yes we should have a month that's the least they can do at least people will be reminded that the rights we are afforded today didn't come free. As far as the MLK picture being used in this way that is just in poor taste !

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