It’s March 1, so Black History Month in the U.S. has concluded, but Draymond Green believes we should eliminate the celebration altogether. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the Golden State Warriors star wants to cease honoring Black history, but he did share his grievances with it receiving the shortest month out of the year. Green conveyed his thoughts during a recent press conference and acknowledged wearing a Black History Month shirt. He explained why this was unusual for him.
“This is actually the first time you’ve seen me in a Black History Month shirt all Black History Month, and it’s very intentional,” Green told the press. Then, he eased into his opinion. “And I really just threw this shirt on because I didn’t have another shirt to throw on. But Black History Month, at some point, can we get rid of it? Like, at some point?”
Draymond Green Calls For An End To BHM
Of course, this take came as a shock to viewers. However, Green explained that he advocates for teaching Black history, but it shouldn’t be relegated to just one month. The basketball icon also spoke on recent political controversies about Black history being banned in schools. It’s something that Green finds frustrating, and he didn’t mince words when detailing his thoughts.
“Why we got to keep getting the shortest month to celebrate our history? You got governors wanting to take our history out of schools. And I’m not going to be the fool to go say, yeah, we can celebrate it for 28 days. So at some point, I’d like to get rid of it. It’s—you know, we’re making all these changes in the world. Can’t talk about these people, can’t talk about those people. Can’t say this, can’t say that.
A Yearlong Celebration
“At some point, it’s time to get rid of Black History Month,” Green concluded. “Not get rid of Black history, like they’re trying to do. But Black History Month? No. Teach my history from January 1 to December 31. And then do it again, and then again, and then again, and then again. That’s what I’d like to see.” Check it out above.