OPINION: Black History Month Is Over, But It Shouldn't Be— Because Students Live Black History

Too often, young people of color are asked to assimilate or lose their cultural identity in order to succeed in school (and later, as adults, in the workplace). Their history is said to fit in a single month of the year, and their complex pasts are reduced to atrocities and heroes. It should come as no surprise, then, that Black and brown students and educators are not permitted to bring their full selves to school.


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