Uh. No. Discrimination is being discriminant about these things. If anything, the months themselves are discriminatory.
Women’s history month celebrates women’s history at the exclusion of men.
Black history month celebrates black history at the exclusion of all who aren’t.
1. an act or instance of discriminating.
2. treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
3. the power of making fine distinctions; discriminating judgment: She chose the colors with great discrimination.
4. Archaic . something that serves to differentiate.
dis·crim·i·nate [v. dih-skrim-uh-neyt; adj. dih-skrim-uh-nit] verb, -nat·ed, -nat·ing
verb (used without object)
1.to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit; show partiality: The new law discriminates against foreigners. He discriminates in favor of his relatives.
2. to note or observe a difference; distinguish accurately: to discriminate between things.
verb (used with object)
3. to make or constitute a distinction in or between; differentiate: a mark that discriminates the original from the copy.
4. to note or distinguish as different: He can discriminate minute variations in tone.
… both illustrate this.
So, no. These months don’t actually help anything. They only serve to further the separation that breeds discrimination.
But, hey. Probably just white, male, ‘splanation. Prove me wrong.
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