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.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Why We Don’t Need #WhiteOutDay, White History Month, or the National Association for the Advancement of White People (Really, It’s Racist)
- Here’s What It Really Takes to Be An Ally to Black Justice Movements
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.