Black History Month: Do We Still Need It?



It seems that when we enter the beginning of February of every year, the subject of Black History Month comes up and whether it has outlived its usefulness. And I’m sure the majority of you are assuming that it’s exclusively whites who ask that question.  But it’s actually mixed between whites and blacks. It would appear that the generational divide between boomers and millennials has caused this to be an active discussion.

Questions come up: What’s the purpose of Black History Month? Are we just complying as a result of a law that was passed simply because it’s there without consideration to whether it’s needed today?