Debating future of Black History Month

Some say we no longer need it

"If Obama's election means anything, it means that African-American history is American history and should be remembered and recognized every day of the year," says Stephen Donovan, a 41-year-old lawyer.

Ending "paternalistic" observances like Black History Month, Donovan believes, would lead to "not only a reduction in racism, but whites more ready and willing and able to celebrate our difference, enjoy our traditions, without feeling the stain ... Full Story »

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Peter L. Combs
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by Peter L. Combs - Feb. 8, 2009

An interesting opener to a frank and open discussion on the topic of Americas racial divides. Additionally it might stimulate how whether or not these divides need a revision on how they are taught and remembered.

Its interesting how suddenly this topic is fair for discussion. Were it brought up a few years ago, name calling would have abounded. Fortunately with the election of a Bi-racial President more open and candid discussions can take place, in time hopeful their will be no need to recall or discuss skin color or maintain the convoluted logic resulting in Affirmative Action. In my family my grandmother was half black, it was never discussed she was just Grandma.

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