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BLACK OR HISTORY? | 2002-04-20

In his book, "Might of the West," Lawrence Brown summed up a thousand years of Chinese history in two paragraphs. Obviously a lot more incidents occurred in that period than two paragraphs worth, but only two paragraphs of HISTORY occurred in that period in the Far East.

If we knew every incident that ever occurred in sub-Saharan Africa in the past ten thousand years, we would not have much more HISTORY than we have now.

In the real world, Black History is an oxymoron. Black History doesn't go anywhere and the purpose of history is to show where we are and why.