Maybe Every Month Should Be Black History Month

A series of incidents from the past week demonstrates why Black History Month is needed more than ever.


The Bachelor’s Rachael Kirkconnell addresses racist photos: “Stop saying that I did nothing wrong”

“This entire movement and where we are in this country, it’s just so much bigger than this, and I want and need to use my privilege and my platform that I so do not deserve just to shine a light on these issues and try to do what I can to take a step in the right direction.”

Rachael Kirkconnell

Students and Staff Rally Behind Black Principal of Massachusetts Middle School After He Faces Racist Backlash for Condemning the Confederate Flag

“What complicates the Confederate flag is that not all who carry or fly the flag do so from a place of hate. Yet many hate groups fly the Confederate flag,” he said, while providing background on the flag’s history.


Georgia High School Teacher Tells Class Breonna Taylor’s Death Was Her ‘Criminal’ Boyfriend’s and Her Own Fault

“I’m sorry she was killed but if you hang out with people with guns that shoot at cops you’re likely to get caught in the crossfire,” McCoy can be heard saying in reference to who she later identified as, “what’s her name? Breonna something–the one that was killed in the gunfire from the cops.”

Georgia teacher faces backlash after blaming Breonna Taylor for her own death in virtual class


Florida Teacher Under Investigation for Teaching That Slaves Weren’t Whipped and the N-Word Isn’t Racist

“The n-word just means ignorant,” he said. “It doesn’t have any other meaning in any other vocabulary other than you are a stupid person. You are ignorant. You are not well-read. You are not well educated. That’s what it means.”

Teacher Goes Viral for Denying Slavery Abuses, Saying the ‘N-Word Just Means Ignorant’’


Black Oklahoma Student Says White Teacher Berated Him Over ‘Black King’ T-shirt, Called for White History Month

“She said that if she had a shirt that said white queen it would have been racist,” Taft told KFOR. “Then after that, she said we need a white history month. I said Black people don’t have enough recognition and we barely learn about Black people in February at my school.”

Latrell Taft, HEARTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT

Teacher placed on paid leave following ‘Black King’ shirt incident

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