Most Helpful Girl
No, I am BLACK before I am anything else. I could be born in China and would still be black. I could be born in Australia and still be black. I could be born in Ireland and would still be black. I was black ever since a black woman and black man came to conceive me. I'm not even considered a full American, I am "AFRICAN-American. The African comes before the American and so does my blackness. ✌
Most Helpful Guy
I think you may be looking at this backwards.
If black history had been taught as an important, integral part of American history, and important themes relevant to their experience in America were covered with as much depth as other themes, then they wouldn't need a black history month. The fact that it is NOT the case that their struggles is given equal weight is the exact reason why they need a separate month that focuses on their experiences.
It is not that they are separating themselves from everyone else, it's that they have always been separated by the ruling elite, and this is a way to help spread education and information about people, ideas, movements, that are simply not covered in any other way.