Draymond Green has some thoughts about Black History Month, saying that his people’s history should be taught all year.
“Black History Month, at some point can we get rid of it?” he asked during a recent post-game presser. “Like, at some point? Why we gotta keep getting the shortest month to celebrate our history? You got governors wanting to take our history out of schools, and I’m not gonna be the fool to go, ‘Yeah we can celebrate for 28 days.’ So at some point I would like to get rid of it.”
As many Republicans and their supporters have continued to try and whitewash American history, Green said that it’s time to focus on teaching and celebrating Black History year-round.
“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,” he said. “Not get rid of Black history, like they're trying to do, but Black History Month? Nah. Teach my history from January 1st to December 31st and then do it over again, and then again. That's what I'd like to see."
Green’s comments come amid Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ continued attacks on education in the state. Just last month, he rejected a proposed Advanced Placement high school course on African American studies, suggesting the class “significantly lacks educational value.” Last year DeSantis signed into a law that forbid education on sexual orientation and gender identity, too.