|"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." -- Audre Lorde
Our Dead Behind Us Quotes. goodreads. Lorde, A. (1994). Our Dead Behind Us: Poems. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
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"Dedicating a month to a certain part of the population is the government’s way of making the group feel that its history, heritage and struggles are recognized by the nation. Jason Low, a publisher focused on books promoting diversity said 'At best, ethnic heritage months increase awareness for a finite amount of time. Once the month has ended, the very problem that the given heritage month was designed to address resets itself, and 'those books' are put away and ignored for another year.'"
Heritage months may play an important role in "looking inward and educating the... community that American history is also their own history." Even if a heritage month doesn't "live up to the dream that some people had...we’re better off having such a month than not having it.'" Guttman, N. (2015, May 30). Why does no one care about Jewish Heritage Month? Forward.
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