This paper discusses Black History Month, and the reasoning behind why the United States should celebrate Black History Month. The paper further discusses racism, education, equality, and unity, and explains how these topics would be affected by not celebrating Black History Month. This paper discusses prominent figures associated with black history, and how memories of them would be lost, if Black History Month was lost as well.
Why would anyone want to put an end to Black History Month in the United States? How could this type of thought process possibly be justified? The idea of discouraging these types of celebrations does not make sense in any way. All of the progress that has been accomplished in this country would surely be reversed. Every month should celebrate a different race and their history, as every race has contributed to this fine country. There are so many great men and women celebrated during Black History Month that should never be forgotten. Choosing to not talk about racism is not going to make it go away, but it will instead worsen the problem. Education is the key to achieving diversity, and is the only thing that will truly make these issues any better. Celebrating Black History Month, and other months for other races, encourages equality in the United States. Unity comes from bringing what everyone has to the table and uniting as one, and unity is what this country desperately needs.
Stop and think for a moment about all of the terrific black men and women in history that have affected all races, and not just their own race. As a country, all Americans should celebrate them and never forget the benefit that these great men and women have provided this country. People like Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, have worked so hard to encourage, influence, and shape this great country, and to make it what it is today. Many black Americans have literally put their life on the line, in order to make life more abundant for all Americans. Disregarding them and refusing to honor them for one month out of the year, would instead dishonor them and all of their hard work. If there was no Black History Month to celebrate individuals like these, their contributions may be forgotten, and that simply cannot happen.
Not talking about racism is not going to make it go away, but it will instead make the problem worsen. What happens in a relationship, when a two people stop talking about a particular issue? It gets worse of course, and then it becomes a much bigger issue. Not talking about an issue has never made the problem any better or made the problem go away. The communication with one another about racism must remain open. Celebrating Black History Month, and remembering all of the fantastic contributions from black Americans, will keep the lines of communication open, and will make racism less of a problem.
This country thrives upon diversity in every aspect. How will this country be able to continue to foster for itself, a strong sense of diversity? Education will always foster diversity. This country would not be the amazing country that it is today, without diversity, but it still has a long way to go. People of this country need to be educated on the solid fact, that diversity plays a large role in encouraging equality and putting an end to racism of all kinds. Americans should be able to knock on each other’s doors and educate each other on the likenesses in people and the differences in people. If all Americans truly understood how much of a positive impact that diversity education would have on this country, it would be a much different country to live in. Everyone in every race would be thinking positively and not negatively. Every citizen of the United States brings something different to the table. Celebrating the differences which are found in one another will only bring about good things for this country and will surely not bring harm to it.
Celebrating Black History Month will naturally encourage equality in the United States. Equality among races can only bring about positive results for all Americans, and will force out negative thoughts and actions. On the surface, Americans appear to have achieved equality. However deep in the hearts of every race is a subtle twist of inequality that should be squelched. All people are human despite the racial likenesses and differences. Celebrating Black History Month one time each year, and celebrating every race in the United States in the same way, would in fact squelch the problem of inequality.
All Americans need to stop fighting against one another and come together and unite. Imagine what would happen in this country if all races and ethnicities were celebrated instead of shunned and ignored. If Americans continue to be divided against each other, this fine country will surely fall apart because of it. Unity brings progress to all members of the United States of America. Setting aside time to celebrate Black History Month, and other months to celebrate other races, will of course bring unity to this great country. The people of the United States would finally be able to unite together, working toward a common goal, and no longer working against each other. Positivity is so important to this country, and in turn, forces out the negativity.
Putting an end to honoring the celebration of Black History Month in the United States will not have a positive outcome. The impact will actually be a negative one, and will push everyone apart instead of bring everyone together. Black Americans, just like every other race in America, have done so much to make this country a better place to live in with encouragement and amazing influence. Not addressing racism, will not make it go away, but it will make the problem worsen as time goes on. Education will play a big factor in teaching everyone in this country to celebrate the differences in each other, which will bring races together and not push them apart. Despite years of change, Americans still have a long way to go in developing equality for all races. Unity of all races will bring ground-breaking changes to all races, and honoring each other’s differences will bring unity to all people of the United States. All Americans should continue to celebrate Black History Month, and should celebrate all races.