My school is so whitewashed it hurts, my friend and I mentioned black history month and almost the entire class just started yelling at us saying that "it makes no sense", "there should be a white history month", and that it's stupid I'm in pain like black history is important !!!! It showcases their accomplishments and talents, showing that they're people too !!!! ITS IMPORTANT
That frustrates me to no end, because literally almost ALL of the history we’re taught in school is whitewashed history already, and becoming more whitewashed. And I say that with having an educator as a father and taking classes on the US education system. All year long is basically white history appreciation. It’s amazing how many things that I learned happened in America with people of other nationalities that were never taught in school. To the people who say “it makes no sense”, consider your privilege of always feeling represented in history books. You’ve never had to wonder what people of your ethnicity were doing or dealing with during certain eras in US history. Black history month was created specifically to shine light on how many contributions to American history black people gave that we are not taught. And if people of privilege just took the time to look into it, I think they’d be surprised how much they weren’t aware of. It’s so important because representation matters, self-worth matters, and this month is to specifically focus and encourage the black community that their minds, their words, their actions, all of it can make a positive difference in this world.