I want to ban Black History Month – and I’m Black British

I’m always grateful to discover beautiful light, powerful intellect, and compassionate hearts here in the blogosphere. ‘Iz.in.spired’ is for me an exciting new voice as this piece will attest to!

A fresh, young perspective on current affairs and all that jazz.

Let all people, of all races celebrate Black History however they would like to, if they would like to, whenever they would like to.

I would love it if this month was not Black History Month. Yes, I am Black British. No, I do not hate being black. But it’s ridiculous to even try and celebrate the massive spectrum of black history, even in a whole lifetime of Octobers.

I’m a hybrid of sorts. A Nigerian-English fusion.  I am completely British and completely Nigerian. But, at the same time I am not entirely either. I hope that if I can explain the complexity of my culture, you can understand why Black History Month is a laughable way to celebrate me or other black people.

Maybe my hair is more afro-centric, perhaps the style even draws from Caribbean influences. But I spend my life in Western clothing. I'm a conglomeration of cultures. Maybe my hair is more afro-centric, perhaps the style even draws from Caribbean influences. But I spend my life in Western clothing. I’m a conglomeration of…

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10 thoughts on “I want to ban Black History Month – and I’m Black British

  1. Thank you so much for reblogging me. Just have to point out an error of mine. Benjamin Zephaniah actually said he is “against Black History month”, not that he hates it. Sorry for the mistake.

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  2. A topic that could bring much enlightenment to a global community. I imagine you make it into some type of modern day Roman coliseum spectacle. In this corner preaching the concept of forced ideals creating opposite effects Cornell West. In the red corner well you know.

    Beam it off a satellite to every home on earth, regardless of race color or creed. Broadcasted in every open area, every place on earth ignoring affluence. It would be beautiful.

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    • Wow, read this and heard bells chiming! Perhaps the tech isn’t too far away that not only will we ‘stay connected’, but REALLY start to connect to one another. We’ll see our ‘smart gadgetry’ was simply a means to make us access more of our brains and hearts, our ability to think without the prompt, to uncover what had been removed from the human equation… LOVE.

      Yeah, my friend, I feel your words and want to be here on the day that broadcast is sent out, see people everywhere looking at what they’ve amassed vs what they’ve always had inside and letting go of … well you know!

      Come on, let’s go…

      It’s about to start…

      I’ll bring the eats…

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