Leid Stories—How “Heritage” Months Are Used to Thwart People’s Movements for Justice, Equality and Power–03.01.18

African American History Month ended yesterday.

Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States,” according to a Library of Congress guide on national observances and commemorative months.

Isn’t this a good thing? Not necessarily, says Leid Stories. National “heritage” celebrations also are/can be used to thwart popular movements for justice, equality and power. We discuss.

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