Watch: The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History

In this eye-opening seminar, a professor of African American and Cultural Studies, David Ikard, speaks out about the dangers of whitewashing Black history. In his talk, he lays out a series of compelling reasons why the whitewashing of Black history isn’t just irksome, it can be downright dismissive.

“If in order for you to be taller I have to be on my knees, you have a serious problem. White America has a serious, serious problem.” – Toni Morrison

Through a series of anecdotal experiences, David presents a vivid narrative of how the telling of Black history, through the eyes and experiences of anyone who hasn’t lived the experience, does a massive disservice.