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29 Mar Beyond Black History Month

Cheering for diversity

Black History Month is a great symbol of race relations in this country. For centuries, we’ve always had to belittle our experiences for the sake of Caucasian comfort.

  • We ignore racism because we don’t want whites to feel guilty for what they did to our people. 
  • We deny our culture and assimilate to satisfy the white standard of how one should act.
  • We allow ignorance and generalizations so that we don’t offend their ignorant perspectives. 

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Where’s the Native American History?

The list goes on and on. This is so much more true when considering Black History Month. It is the shorthanded compromise when addressing the Black experience. We get 28 days of Black History while they get 337. We also ignore Asian American History, Latino American History, and Native American history. Did they not contribute to the American experience? Or did white people make this country great on their own?

It’s unfortunate, how little Americans will acknowledge the diversity of this country even though diversity has made America one of the most powerful nations in the world. Why are we willing to ignore the dramatic experiences of minorities just because white people are uncomfortable?

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Emmit J McHenry

This country has been a melting pot well beyond Christopher Columbus and the diversity gets larger every day.

This is why it’s important to put other cultural experiences into perspective. Not only will these lessons help bring us together but it will build a wider tolerance toward our differences. 

It’s especially important for minorities to learn about our own history. A history that not only sheds light on the American experience for minorities but also shows minorities the ways, in which, we have contributed to this country. 

Did you know that Emmit J. McHenry is the founder of the dot.com domain registry?

Did you know that Black Codes were laws passed in the late 1860s that restricted the freedom of blacks in America? It’s important to know these facts because it explores the foundation of racism.

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This website is about self-awareness and this movement begins with cultural awareness. This awareness goes beyond a month, it’s a lifetime of information.

If you’re interested in knowing a little bit more about your history. Sign up for our newsletter. Also check out our articles as we produce lessons of minority history in America.

Check out the slideshow below for a little snippet of minority history in America.

 

1Comment
  • Cuiara Thomas
    Posted at 23:53h, 05 April Reply

    Awesome post! Love it.

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