Rae’s Rules to Remember #8: What NOT to say during Black History Month

This is a very old post from when I first started blogging but if you question why there’s a Black History Month then you should think about the bigger picture. And actually there are designated months for most ethnicities and is not just minorities.


So obviously February is Black History Month and of course, the complaints and ignorant comments are rolling in. If you do any of the things on this list then you’re a part of the problem that we face every single day.


I’m sure this could be a much longer list but, there are a few main things that I don’t want to hear this month:

“Why isn’t there a ‘White History Month?’”

  • We are in school from August to May. ONLY in February do we talk about African American History, so what the hell do you think we talk about any other time? That’s right, how your ancestors slaughtered thousands of people just to claim land.

“There are other races too”

  • No shit. They have their months too, but this one is ours. And don’t try to act like you suddenly care about all minorities. If you support minorities then you support all of us, all the time. Not to pin one over the other, or say which is more important. You do realize that we are all humans right?

“I don’t think we should have Black History Month, it’s not fair”

  • Was slavery fair? Oh okay, that’s what I thought. Is it fair that our entire culture is reduce to a month? No. Oh okay. Do you say that during Hispanic Heritage Month or Asian/Pacific Islander Month or any other month that celebrates minorities? Do you even know when those months are? Either way, just stop.

 

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Author: Bookmark Chronicles

Hi! I'm Rae. 23. Avid Reader, Book Blogger. Intersectional Feminist. Gryffindor.

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