Black History Month or African-American History Month is a holiday that celebrates the achievements of African-Americans in history.
Some critics would say every month should be black history month, designating it to one month downgrades the achievement of a race and ethnicity that has suffered through hundreds of years of undermining. Others add it’s an insult to consider the achievements of African-Americans as separate from Americans, this is American History after all, and separating a month for remembrance of black icons does nothing more than perpetuate segregation.
On the flip-side many state that without these 28 days (29 during the leap year) designated to learning about African-American contributions, sacrifices and accomplishments, many would be ignorant to the history and legacy of America that was built on the backs of one of the most undervalued groups of people in the world.
What are your thoughts?