Thursday, January 31, 2008

Minister Boycotts Black History Month

DURHAM, N.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A minister in Durham, North Carolina, is boycotting Black History Month (Feb.).

Tomorrow (Feb. 1) kicks off Black History Month, where people take time to honor African Americans who lead the fight for civil rights.

But “Hip Hop Minista” Paul Scott doesn’t believe the hype about black history, and is calling for all African Americans to join him in boycotting the month-long celebration.

He says, “We’ve been given the cotton-picking, slave history, not the real black history that started before the slave ships came to Africa. And the fact that February is the shortest month of the year is just a slap in the face.”

Scott urges the black community to educate themselves and redefine black history because it’s been “whitewashed and controlled by white corporations.”

He also wants people to stop focusing on white-approved figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

Scott explains, “They’re the only figures white corporations give us, but there’s more that we aren’t taught about.”

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