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I am excited to be able to join MassMutual in celebrating Black History Month by sharing my own #JourneyOfYou story of how my family’s history led me to become the person I am today and empowered me to start Building a Financial Legacy for tomorrow.
When I was younger, I remember talking about Black History Month at home and in school. My mom had purchased me a set of black history books and some of the people included Martin Luther King JR, Rosa Parks, and others. She would read them to me and we would do different themed activities in school during the month of February.
I do feel as though Black History month is important and that it is important for African American parents to teach their children about their history. African Americans have come such a long way. Sometimes I do feel as though the youth of today are not appreciative of what those before us had to do to make sure we have the freedoms that we have today.
I Feel as Though Everyone Is Equal
When it comes to my personal opinion, I feel as though everyone is equal regardless of his or her race. I have three kids who are mixed with Vietnamese and I do not feel as though they should feel as though they are lower than others are because of their skin color or their race. I teach them to treat everyone equally. Race should not play a factor in whether or not they like an individual.
My oldest is in school so they cover black history month there yet I am proud that my son looks at people as friends by their names and not by their race. I feel as though we are all human and no race/skin color makes one set of people better than the other does.
Overall, I am really excited that MassMutual is celebrating Black History Month this February. There are so many companies that celebrate various topics but they avoid touchy topics such as Black History Month. However, MassMutual has no problem helping people protect who matters most in their life regardless of their race.
What are your thoughts on black history month?
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