In Honor of Black History Month

To all of our Kings and Queens

Kimberlee Jakobe
5 min readFeb 17, 2022


Trying to Erase History is Not Acceptable

Photo by Tyrell James on Unsplash

Why do black people referring to their children and each other as kings and queens bother white folks so much?

In reality, we’re all descendants of African kings and queens. So, we are all kings and queens. We have so much we can learn from our black brothers and sisters.

I have always envied the spirit of my black sisters and brothers. They inspire me with their perseverance and incredible passion for life despite facing tremendous obstacles.

Personally, I’ve experienced a lifetime of homophobia, sexism, ageism, and so many other prejudices and the damage it has caused. I could not imagine if I had to deal with racism on top of all that too.

That is why all lives can’t matter until Black Lives Matter. Until we’re all equal, there is no equality. It has to be done in the proper order to fix things truly.

There is an increasing push to remove history in any sense of the word; it’s incredibly shortsighted. We are a country of intelligent people. Some are so hellbent on being lazy and self-serving that they’re actually trying to dumb down the rest of us to make themselves feel better.

Trying to prevent history from being discussed to protect white children is like trying to nail jello to the wall. That is the biggest bunch of bullshit I have ever heard! What about what it does to black kids to have their history erased, or worse, feel somehow less important because the narrative that looks like their ancestors are so horrific we can’t talk about it?

There should have been no guilt because no one needs to blame. Naming the responsible party isn’t a blame game. It’s fact-based, evidence supporting. Instead, the energy would be spent on fixing the damn problems. There should only be a humble acknowledgment that the past has much to teach us — but not if you silence it.

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Kimberlee Jakobe

Problem-solving advocate who writes. Reach me anytime~>