This month, I am especially excited to learn more about the African-Americans who have made our country great. And, as I mentioned in a previous post, Black History Month isn’t just about celebrating the contributions of African-American heroes and heroines. It’s also about raising awareness about the harmful effects of racial inequality in our country.
One of the most powerful steps we can take this month is to examine the effects of internalized bias on the way we view the world and share these conversations with our loved ones and in our communities. In my search for knowledge, I am coming across some great resources that I’d like to share with you!
(This is the eighth in a series of posts devoted to celebrating Black History Month. To see more posts in this series, click here.)
I have to say, this lady makes me want to become a YouTube vlogger. Chesicaleigh dishes it out honestly and intelligently. If you haven’t already seen these, the videos below are a great introduction to this popular race and culture bloggers work. They also serve as a great way to celebrate Black History Month in talking about important issues about race.
Whether you are new to the idea or looking for ways to articulately discuss this important and often inflammatory topic, Chesicaleigh is a great role model for us all.
Who inspires you? Help me reach my goal of 28 posts and email me or post your great resources in the comments below.
Related Reads: Click here to view more posts in this series.
My homework assignment: Inspired by this hilarious (and to the point)SNL skit, 28 Reasons to Hug a Black Man, I have decided to write 28 posts highlighting African-American culture and heritage (roughly one for each day of the month)… (See the video and read more about my reasons for writing this series here.)