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How do you feel about the still-to-be-built Smithsonian Black History Museum?
I was talking to my cousin earlier today and she mentioned how she felt about the museum. Basically, her point was this:
I am not sure how I feel about this. We keep saying we want to be included in the history of this country. Is this a step in the right direction? Opening up a museum that is specifically about the Black history? Then we aren’t included in the overall history, but a different set apart history. Will there now need to be a Mexican history museum? Or maybe a Japanese history museum where we show their contributions to our society that have long been overlooked? Yes, African American’s have a significant history in this country that has been ignored and overlooked, but shouldn’t it be included in the American History Museum rather than a separate but equal Black History Museum? This is why I’m not sure how to feel about it.
Here’s the article if you want to read it.