The study of history cannot be a mere celebration of these who struggled on our behalf. We must be instructed by history and should transform history into concrete reality into planning and development into the construction of power and the ability to ensure our survival as a people. If not Black History Month becomes an exercise in the inflation of egos it becomes an exercise that cuts us further off from reality. Ironically we now see even other people who are not our friends joining us in this celebration which mean that they must see in it some means of protecting their own interests and see in it something that works for them and possibly against us. If they can celebrate our history and see it in a revolutionary sense. They do not see our study of it as a threat to their power. If we are not studying it in a way that is a threat to their power than we are studying it incorrectly and our celebration of it is helping to maintain us in a state of deception. So let us make sure that we look at and study history in a light such that advances our interests not inflates our egos and blind us to reality.