response 1 - black history

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Shawna Rose Brown Professor Sean Eversley-Bradwell Introduction to African Diaspora January 29, 2008 Response #1 Since Negro History Week was created in 1926, there has been unending controversy surrounding many of the issues it raises. The arguments against having Black History Month in education systems generally refer to the fact that it creates disunion and tension between Blacks and Whites; those who argue that Black History Month should be an integral part of schools’ curriculums generally argue that it helps to create diversity. According to the article, some believe that Black History Month should not be celebrated; they believe when Blacks learn of slavery and the way they were treated, they will become hostile towards Whites, which will cause racial strain. This is a ridiculous assumption. That assumption implies that Blacks are not educated enough to understand that it was the ancestors of Whites, not currently living Whites, who were the ones who believed Blacks were not people, or part of humanity. However, another argument against Black History Month is that it contradicts the
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