Jean Michel Basquiat "Slave Auction"
A Response to the discussion on the importance(or not) of Black History Month
Let me start by quoting Dr. Carter G Woodson, the founder of Negro History Week, who definitely said it right:
"digging this point of view, and I see that Black History month has become a sorry ass, marginalized month that most schools gloss over if at all. This is why for the last three years I have gone into schools to teach it by my sorry ass self. I also champion and support the right to be an American and not defined by race. For example, the term "Black intellectual" bugs the shit out of me because it makes the distinction that most Black folks ain't intellectual so you have to distinguish those who are, like Brother Cornel West. That's WEAK.
However, as the saying goes, we can't go forward unless we go back, and I see so much of Black History that is more than ever urgent as hell today. For example, looking at the economic "crisis" coming down from Wall Street(I say "crisis" because that shit could have been prevented if the whole industry wasn't run by criminals and supported by the criminals in Washington who lick their asses):