Feb 7, 2014: Suzette Hackney: Toledo Blade: Fostering a dream of inclusion
Feb 7, 2014: Suzette Hackney (Toledo Blade) wrote in an op ed: "Last week, Saturday Night Live aired a skit called “28 Reasons.” The show’s three African-American cast members — Sasheer Zamata, Jay Pharoah, and Kenan Thompson — made a Black History Month presentation to their class, listing 28 reasons to hug a black guy. The first reason: Black guys deserve a chance too. Reasons 2-28: Slavery. At one point, one member of the group suggested including jazz as another reason, but they scrapped the idea and went back to slavery. The biting satire — not for the faint of heart — showed in their classmates’ reactions the white guilt that is often associated with Black History Month. But this month should not be about guilt. It should be about action."