In a video entitled, “What BYU Students know about Black people”, Dave Ackerman, a white student painted in “black face” interviews his peers, and many Brigham Young University students struggled to answer basic questions, like when Black History Month occurs.
“January?” one student answered. “Is it November?” Another answered.
. .. . But the revealing video offered further insight to the student body’s depth of Black history or lack there of as many struggled to identity black historical figures outside of Martin Luther King Jr. or issues like “getting Black into the schools” as one student phrased it.
One student had a hard time describing the demographic of people he worked with at an Alabama mission and went with “colored people".
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