White History Month Research Paper

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“Why don’t we have “White history Month?” Because white history month is every month other than February. The culture of power determines which version of history is told and retold.” Mr. Hanson, my high school social studies teacher always told us, “The winners get to decide how history is told.” I mean, prior to the Women’s Rights Movement, women were stuck in the home while men went to work and supported them, but then women were liberated and able to get jobs working outside of the home, right? That’s what they taught us in school. WRONG. White, middle to upper class women were “stuck in the home.” Woman of color have ALWAYS “worked out of the home.” In fact, the women of color were probably working in the homes of white women about which
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