Correcting the Narrative on Black History
For Black History Month, we are dispelling myths that persist about the Black community. Too often we are taught watered-down truths. The lies we learn are dangerous.
History is distorted and there are widely believed stories about Black people being less than. Telling a false story is a strategy to discredit Black people and promote a version of civil rights that weakens the movement. The lies that can disempower the Black community, and result in individual and state violence.
When we celebrate the truth about Black folks, that is one step toward justice. By dispelling myths, we can see the diverse histories and address the present with humility and courage. Black people are resilient but more than that, we are human.
Real Black history holds immense importance for several compelling reasons. Firstly, it ensures the accuracy of historical narratives by recognizing the often overlooked or misrepresented contributions, struggles, and achievements of Black individuals and communities. This comprehensive perspective of history nurtures a more well-rounded understanding of the past.
Myths are harmful to everyone, and we know the facts are worth celebrating.