A Critical View of Black History Month

Why Black History Month Shouldn’t Exist” — Vice, 2019, 5:33https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSoWSZDsWnk

Why might progressives be against Black History Month? This video essays does a good job tracing the month’s origins and controversies. Even if you do not agree with the author’s argument, he raises some intriguing points: Why do we celebrate well-behaved people of color and not revolutionaries who make white folks uncomfortable? What has Black History Month accomplished in terms of measurable progress? How could we do a better job of integrating black history into the standard curriculum?

From the video’s description: VICE Guide To Right Now's Lee Adams breaks down why Black History Month shouldn't be a thing. Before you think otherwise, hear him out.