Students’ Takes on Black History Month

Various students around EHS weigh in on Black History Month

Guled Said
Matthias Dewayne
John Ford, Equity Specialist
Josh Felton
Adrian Lampron
Drew Vanderbilt
Meti Regassa
Uma Kumar-Montei
Adrian Hill

Alisha Collier

Zephyrus: What does Black History Month mean to you? Alisha Collier: To me, Black History Month is a time where we can again be reminded of the amazing things black people have done to improve our world in every aspect there is, because it is constantly forgotten. Also being a black female, it’s very relieving to know that even back then when racism was a more severe problem than it is now, t...

Matias Figari

Zephyrus: What does Black History Month mean to you? Matias Figari: Everyone ought to appreciate black history month. Nothing honestly makes me more worried than how we relegate Black history to a month. I believe it should always be celebrated. Going forward, we should all do a little bit more to celebrate and appreciate this vibrant part of our own history. Generally speaking, we've struggled wi...

Arvind Veluvali

Zephyrus: What does Black History Month mean to you? Arvind Veluvali: Black History Month is about recognizing the sacrifices that Black Americans have made in the United States in the name of equality and progress for all races and creeds. And it's about the struggle that they've faced (and continue to face) in our country. I think that EHS is moving in the right direction in terms of starting a ...

Amy Ma

Zephyrus: What does Black History Month mean to you? Amy Ma: I don't think it's a secret to any of us that this community is largely white. As a person of color, that doesn't make me hate you, but it makes me wary of you. Because white privilege is very real. When you've only known privilege your entire life, simple equality may feel like oppression. Yes, black history month does give African ...

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