That’s the question asked in an Associated Press story released today.
Stephen Donovan, a 41-year-old lawyer quoted in the article, argues that President Barack Obama’s election shows that “African-American history is American history and should be remembered and recognized every day of the year.”
And Yemesi Oyeniyi, a 40-year-old stay-at-home mother, said that she feels Black History Month is only for blacks and therefore fails to educate others about African-American culture.
Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Donovan and Oyeniyi make excellent points and I often wonder how much good Black History Month actually does in educating white America about black culture. But I also wonder if there’s a chance that African-American history could be pushed to the back burner without Black History Month.
What do you think?
*Shout out to mErCh for the tip.