Do We Still Need a Black History Month?

By | 2009-02-17T13:41:22+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |Comments Off on Do We Still Need a Black History Month?

February is the month we celebrate the achievements of Black Americans. But is this still relevant? That’s the question posed by newspaper columnist Phillip Morris in Black History Month is Outliving its Usefulness. He claims that we no longer need a month to celebrate African-American’s contribution to history.

In his follow up column, Black History Month Revisited — Neither Color-Biased nor Color-Blind, Morris clarifies and defends his stance stating that he wants African-American history studied during every month, not just during one month a year.

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Melanie Sklarz
Melanie Sklarz was the the web content and social media coordinator as well as the lead blog writer for the RespectfulWorkplace.com website. She has a MA in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. For more information, visit melaniesklarz.com.