February 05th, 2018
“24 years ago I, uh, was the only white guy in a six-man cell in L.A. County Jail. There were nine or ten guys in the cell -- three or four of us sleeping on the floor. Last year I was watchin a CNN -- Lisa Ling -- special on L.A. County Jail. About 1 out of 4 guys were white. It was good to see real proof of the evolution of integration in our society.”
(a version of this toon was posted earlier)
This is African-American History Month:
“Negro History Week”, “the precursor to Black History Month”, was “created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History” designated the second week of February as such. - Wikipedia
"Each year since 1976, the President of the United States has officially designated February Black History Month.” - Independent.
In 2017, President Trump changed "the designation of celebration to African-American History Month." - 7 Eyewitness News Chicago
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