Is Black History Important in 2017? : ThyBlackMan

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Is Black History Important in 2017?

January 29, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) It is no lie that each day the world is changing and evolving, though we want to believe that racism is dead we all no there is no truth to that statement. Many years ago our ancestors were forced from their land placed on ships uncomfortably on top of each other left to lie in their own urine and feces. It was a long journey and those women, children, and men on that ship were mistreated in multiple ways they were beaten, raped, and some even thrown overboard. Since the beginning of time “Europeans” have been treating us like trash but it is not because of anything we caused but due to their own insecurities.

They feel as if they are superior to the African American race, and that we are less than dirt in the eyes of them. The real reason they do not want us to succeed is because they know we have the power to build great things and also make great changes so they decide to put stepping stones in front of our feet. From 1898 up until 1915 the grandfather clause stood in the way of the African American community getting ahead, now we have different things that limit us such as laws and regulations. Whites wanted separate but equal, and though this was done away with many years ago it is still going on. Though we no longer have “whites” and “colored” signs anymore, many individuals are still divided.

I feel as if black history should continue all year round and not be dedicated to just one month. Our ancestors have done great things for this country, they labored on fields to both grow as well as pick crops. They raised the children of the whites and treated them as good as their own. They made great profits for the white man while all along they treated us like animals.

For all the hardships we’ve faced at the hands of the white man I feel everyday should be about black history. The history book do not tell the truth of the matter, students are not taught about the real history of blacks and they basically get the “watered down” version of the truth. It’s sad that I’ve even asked some of the younger generation in my family what they know about black history, and they tell me the history books version of the slave trade as well as a few details about Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, and George Washington Carver.

They teach us what they want us to know, and they have been doing this for years. Why do they refrain from teaching about Nat Turner and the rebellion he led and how strong of a man he was that he fought for what was right. They do not want us to know what we possess, if we knew about all these rebellions and the great things our ancestors did to fight for what was right we would not be so blind to the lies of the white man. Black history month is underrated and we are not given enough credit for the contributions of our ancestors and the sacrifices they had to make each and everyday in order to survive. Why should we only have a month to celebrate our greatness?

Staff Writer; Myra Moore


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One Response to “Is Black History Important in 2017?”
  1. Joshua says:

    It amazes me how many of you are still brainwashed to call yourselves BLACK. Black is not an identity and scientifically black is not even a color. It is next to nothing. Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin. The white oppressive slave trader called you black and himself white to set up a contrast and to attach negative images and denotations to you based on a lie about color. Look up BLACK in the dictionary.

    Research even shows that blacks are perceived by other groups as very different from African Americans. But we still keep calling ourselves what someone else defined us as, what we are not and what has a negative dictionary denotation in society. WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE REAL COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. YOU ARE NOT BLACK. You are an African American. The lie of calling us black and defining us by color (the wrong color) has been in place so long that our people accept it as truth – but it’s not. Know your colors.

    Native Americans do not allow others to call them red men. Asians do not accept being called yellow men. Hispanics do not answer to “what’s up brown man”. And Caucasians are not white, notebook paper is white. Wake up and see the plan where white racist supremacists plotted to redefine our people from Africa. STOP CALLING YOURSELF SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT!
    AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE NOT BLACK.

    Black is the color of your car tires, not your skin author. Being called “black” is a lie and it should be offensive. Haitians, Jamaicans and even Africans do not accept being called “black”, Why do you think that is? They are identified by tribes, klans, geographic areas and their respective countries. By using the very term black to describe us, we are doing the following:
    1. Using a term white oppressors and slave masters gave us.
    2. Letting someone else define us other than our own people.
    3. Calling ourselves something we are not.
    4. Buying into thee lie and the negative denotation. Check the dictionary.
    5. Being set apart in a way that no other ethnic group allows. Native Americans are not called Red Man. Asians are not called Yellow Man. Hispanics are not called Brown Man. They do not and will not accept being defined by color and by some other race or ethnic group at that.
    6. Ignoring our actual color (brown) which means brainwashing has worked. Any time someone can get an entire race, ethnic group or culture to ignore what they are and call themselves what they factually are not, THEY HAVE BEEN INDOCTRINATED, ASSIMILATED AND BRAINWASHED.
    7. Playing right into the oppressor’s profiles and stereotypes. Did you know studies show there is a different perception of black people than there is of African Americans? Words create perceptions and perceptions create actions towards us.

    WAKE UP. You know your colors. And even though others around the world equated our ancestors with the color of the soil in Africa or the meaning of negro/negroid, that does not change the fact that WE ARE BROWN – NOT BLACK.

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