Black History Month Matters

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OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH MATTERS

The month of February can serve to ignite our understanding of why we are obligated to pursue and treasure our history all year long.

 

"African Americans, as a distinct ethnic variation in the African diaspora, were created by slavery. Millions of Africans wound up in America only because they were kidnapped to fill the needs of a slave economy. This process forged a new people, who became American by necessity, and included 12 generations of chattel slavery. For nearly 250 years, American culture dehumanized those it enslaved and, more insidiously, socialized generations of African Americans for enslavement. The nation’s economic reliance on slavery mandated a rigid and pitiless racial hierarchy."

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