As the saying goes, “Kids say the darndest things,” and for these future politicians, doctors, lawyers and game changers, they refuse to let their history be a mystery!
Recently a few youngins had a chance to respond to actress Stacey Dash’s comments on “canceling” Black History Month, and the reactions were priceless. If you may recall, last month Stacey Dash took to the couch of Fox News to express her feelings on abolishing segregation through integration. The only thing is, to the Clueless actress (no pun intended) included the elimination of a nationwide holiday known as “Black History Month.”
“Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.” Just like there should be a Black History month. We’re Americans, period!”
Well Stacey, we’re sorry to tell you, but if you want to get rid of Black History Month, you’re going to have to get through these little humans first:
“Black History month is our time to acknowledge our strength, confidence and our beauty. And It didn’t begin with slavery. No negativity, no stereotypes, all excellence. We’re not canceling anything!”
Copy? Roger that!
The backlash the 49-year-old starlet received was so intense that since kicking off Black History Month, social media followers bombed Stacey’s comment sections timeline and feed with “Black Fist” emoji’s and other forms of animation that rep Black power, unity and love in their most simplest forms. Not to mention, BET network was sure to take a quick few jabs at Dash too.
The amazing photo shoot was created and shot by renowned photographer Eunique Jones, who is most famous for her “Because of Them, We Can” photo campaigns. The shoots often include young children dressing up as designated African-American historians, as well as those making an impact in our community now- from Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King to Kerry Washington, Muhammad Ali and Oprah! Eunique most definitely has a knack for capturing moments on camera.
Last year, the photographer told us that she draws inspiration for the positively-fueled, racially motivated shoots, from her young sons:
“[My] inspiration comes from my sons… Looking at my boys, who were both born during the President Obama election and re-election, they have this amazing opportunity. Like, [growing] up, we didn’t see that. I didn’t know what a black president looked like. But my sons will think it’s strange when the next election takes place if there isn’t a black president because that’s all they know. So I draw 99 percent of my inspiration from them.”
Check out the video below!
Uploaded by BecauseofThemWeCan on 2016-02-01.
Soraya "Sojo" Joseph is a Haitian-American, journalism graduate and proud "shero!" In her own words, her hustle can be summed up as: "Writing, hosting, and doing the most-ing!" Follow her on Instagram: @sincerelysojo
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