GOOD GOLLY I am intolerant*. I find these notices so very very annoying. Amazon told me
Because you have purchased United States history books from Amazon.com, we'd like to invite you to celebrate Black History Month with popular titles honoring the struggles and accomplishments of African Americans.Oh would you like to invite me to do that? That is so very special. You'd like to invite me to spend money on books about a culture and people that are technically irrelevant to me (unless we're talking about peanut butter, thank you George Washington Carver). It's not that I don't care about the history and the struggles of our African-American brethren, I do. BUT I DON'T WANT TO BUY A BUNCH OF NEW BLACK PEOPLE BOOKS SO THAT I CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. "Oh look! He's reading a book written by W.E.B. DuBois! He must be a wonderful person with lots of black friends. Let's pat him on the back and give him a high five!"
Have a happy Black History Month.
*of spam telling me it's Black History Month