Feb

12

Calendar of Events for Black Heritage Month

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Black History Month Calendar

We know we’re about 12 days late to this, but it’s Black Heritage Month, and there are all sorts of events going on. Tonight at 9, for instance you can find the Tea Cake to your Janie at a speed dating event in the Zora Neale Hurston Lounge in Brooks Hall.

Here are the rest of the events:

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    I can hardly think of a more ridiculous institution. Only harm can come of this, even if our intentions are not immediately malicious. By telling ourselves over and over again that physical details like skin colour have more than circumstantial connections with larger concepts like history, we plow the ground into which racism will be planted. For if we allow (even encourage!) this sharp separation of the histories of black humans, what other lines might the more noxious elements of our society draw?

    Yes, there is a certain history of black people. But, by celebrating the fact that it has been up to this point somewhat distinct, we suggest that there is something permanent or meaningful about that distinction. And we delay the day when black history is just human history even further.

    I will not be presented with evidence suggesting that the pigmentation in one's skin affects his history in any substantial way other than what might be caused by circumstances forced upon him. I do not deny these circumstances.

    I propose the replacement of Black History Month, People-With-Index-Fingers-Longer-Than-9-Centimeters Month, etc. with Human History Month. And let's have 12 of them.

    • CC '13  

      Contrary to popular white belief, BHM doesn't lend credence to the notion that race is "permanent or meaningful." BHM protects against historical revisionism, and acknowledges a history that wasn't (and still isn't) always acknowledged. (Black history is often relegated to 1 or 2 pages in a textbook, students receive a Eurocentric education, etc.) BHM isn't about differentiating between this group and that group, it's about saying, "Hey, this is my experience as a black (wo)man in America. I haven't seen my story in your textbooks. Get on your shit authors, publishers, etc." In other words, BHM argues that black history is American history; proponents of BHM don't want to maintain racial distinctions, they want to get rid of them.

  2. Anonymous  

    bwog hates black ppl tho

  3. "sorry we're 12 days late"  

    well fuck you too bwog. 12 days is really, really unacceptable. it's the middle of the damn month already. get your shoddy reporting together already

  4. "sorry we're 12 days late"  

    well fuck you too bwog. 12 days is really, really unacceptable. it's the middle of the damn month already. get your shoddy reporting together already

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