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 doesnt believe the hype about black history, and is calling for all African Americans to join him in boycotting the month-long celebration.
He says, Weve 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 its 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, Theyre the only figures white corporations give us, but theres more that we arent taught about.
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