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Black History Month: still necessary after all these years

Black History Month: still necessary after all these years

President Barack Obama, like each of his predecessors since Gerald Ford, has recognized February as Black History Month, or more formally, National African American History Month.

I actually dislike this designation. But I absolutely recognize its necessity in a nation that seems to take special pride in rank ignorance of any kind of history, and certainly that which involves black people who have had a presence in this land since 1619 — that's before the Pilgrims arrived. That is only one reason that black people like me push back when...

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