Reblogged from DAME.
Too much Celebration, Not enough Education. Or Why we Need to Rethink BHM
Reblogged from From the Square
It happens every term. An enthusiastic African American student comes up to me after lecture, bursting with frustration over the disparity between what they learned about black history from K-12 or popular culture and what they learn from my history course. Several years have yielded a collection that includes: “Why don’t they teach this in grade school?” “This class makes me think Black History Month is a total joke.”