What are Your Thoughts on Black History Month?

We are drawing close to the end of another Black History Month in yet another year. What are we accomplishing and what benchmarks are we setting by having Black History Month year after year? Is America truly learning about Black History or are the many corporate sponsors that honor Black History Month just paying their homage or their black tax (Diversity Initiatives that will appease the many black consumers who buy their goods and services with reckless abandon)? Why is Black History Month celebrated in the shortest month of the year?