NBA star Draymond Green said America needs to stop giving Black history the short end of the stick and should celebrate it all year.
After Tuesday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers, Green adamantly shared his concern about Black History Month. While wearing a shirt with the words “Built By Black History,” he passionately asked, “At some point can we get rid of it?” He further explained the reasons behind his question.
“Why we got to keep getting the shortest month to celebrate our history,” the four-time NBA Champion asked the media, Sports Illustrated’s The Spun reported. “We got governors wanting to take our history out of schools, and I’m not going to be the fool that says, ‘Yeah, we can celebrate it for 28 days.’ So, at some point, I’d like to get rid of it.”
“We’re making all these changes in the world …can’t talk about these people, can’t talk about those people, can’t say this, can’t say that. At some point, it’s time to get rid of Black History Month, not get rid of Black history like they’re trying to do,” Green said.
The father of three ended his speech by reiterating that Black history is important, needed and relevant.
“Teach my history from January 1 to December 31, and then do it again and then again and then again and then again. That’s what I’d like to see,” he said.