I am Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, better known as The Black Farmer. I’m passionate about Black History Month. I firmly believe that the more we know about other communities the more accepting we will become – of ourselves and others – in that community. For far too long, black history has been ignored and not taught as part of our curriculum. It’s through events like these that more people will understand how inextricably linked black people are to history. It’s vital that we understand our past and learn about the significant people and events that helped shaped our society.
It’s important that we understand the importance of diversity. Nature tells us that diversity is essential for our wellbeing, survival and balance. As human beings, sometimes we forget to follow the rules of nature and we need reminders that in order to survive, we must embrace diversity in all things.