Not sure I agree with its intent and current premise. I personally find the celebration ironic for these reasons:
* How is it that African Americans can allow omission of thousands of years of “black” history and only reflect on the few hundred observed in “White America”?
* How is it that African Americans can allow the compression of the few hundred years of observational history into the SHORTEST month of the year?
* How is it that African Americas allowed “Europeans” to circumvent their history around blacks?
* With so many African American contributions, who is it that decides what is worthy of black history? – obviously not blacks.
Honestly it makes me sick that we embrace, celebrate and uphold such hypocrisy and rhetoric so proudly when the very context of the celebration in its self is a dictation of who skewed it. Black History to this day still truly isn’t Black History. Its the black history that Europeans “decided” to “give” to us.
Are African Americans so weak, compromised, brainwashed and lazy that they will not take anything just to get along and fit the mold…? Standing up for the collective and owning what’s yours doesn’t have to result in violence, but should always result in self worth and collective unity.
Through my elders eyes I have witnessed African Americans become weaker and weaker over the generations to the point that a cheap job title, a sports scholarship, armed services, 24 inch rims, and some bullshit culture called hip hip are all African Americans need to be happy.
For my wiser African American elders I can only apologize for our collective transgression and do MY part to keep the lineage strong.