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Why do you HATE Black History Month?

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Morgan Freeman was recently criticized for declaring Black History Month ridiculous. While I'm probably at risk for having my Black card revoked, I must admit that I'm so glad someone finally said it.

I hate Black History Month. Surprise! It's the one month out of the year when white people feel comfortable asking me all sorts of strange, inappropriate questions and treating me as if I'm the spokesperson for the black race.

Perhaps I would feel differently if I had come of age during the civil rights movement. You know, before black people had stuff and we had to march for everything: desegregation, voting rights, seats on a bus. I would have had a closet full of dashikis and worn my hair in an afro. Occasionally, I'd have raised my fist high in the air -- a symbol of solidarity, and chanted "Uhuru," which I think means freedom in some African language.

Instead I missed the whole civil rights thing by about 30 years and was the by-product of what everybody was fighting for: integration, equality and the right to be the only black kid in the classroom, unknowingly sent off to school to represent the entire black race for an entire month every year.