February Is No Longer 'Black History Month' Thanks To Donald Trump

He thinks the term "Black" is outdated.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

After stumbling over the legacy of Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Donald Trump has decided to make some changes to Black History Month. The President-elect apparently just changed the name of the month to National African American History Month.

A senior administration official tells TMZ that Trump finds the term "black" outdated. Apparently, after meeting with African-American leaders, he feels that it's more appropriate they're referred to as "African-American." The official also cites that Trump looked to the Smithsonian for inspiration. Last year, the museum unveiled its completed National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Black History Month was created in 1976. Head to TMZ to see the official letter from The White House declaring the name change. This has also been confirmed via ABC News if you're just as shocked as I am.

[Photo: Getty Images]


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