It’s that time again.
Yeah, it is Black History Month on the PC calender, which no White American celebrated until 1976. The origins of “Black History Month” can be traced back to “Negro History Week” which blacks first recognized in 1926. White children in American public schools will waste their time this month learning about the great negro scientist who invented the recipe for peanut butter or non-entities who were conductors on the Underground Railroad.
The Founders never celebrated “Black History Month” because negroes were not considered American citizens at the time. They didn’t gain citizenship until the Reconstruction amendments which superseded the Dred Scott decision. The majority of White Americans later came to believe that Reconstruction had been a huge mistake. The Baby Boomers were the first generation in American history to consider the negro fully American.
I’m going to use this month to deepen my knowledge of the White Republic. Some of you might want to consider purchasing a book or two about European history. I enjoyed Christopher Tyerman’s God’s War: A New History of the Crusades. The hardcover edition is 922 pages long and should last you through February.