One Man Learns Why ‘A World Without Black History’ Would Really Suck

Editor’s Note: This video uses the word “lame” in an ableist way. While we love the humorous and informative content of the video, we know that ableist language is harmful, and we hope that as more and more people learn why, we will collectively erase this language from our vocabulary forever.

Oh, Chad. Chad is like so many others who doesn’t understand why “black people get a whole month,” and says we need a “White History Month.”

In this video, he gets a visit from the amazing Franchesca Ramsey, who shows him just how different the world would be without the contributions of Black Americans. Some of these differences might surprise you – and they’re sure news to Chad, who sees the light in a hilarious ending.

We wish this essential reality check would instantly appear every time someone dismisses the need for Black History Month, but you can share this video to spread the word for the next best thing.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In January 2012, Franchesca had her first viral video “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” which accumulated 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 6 million views in a week and over 9 million views to date. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.