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For 30 years, the U.S. has celebrated February as Black History Month. Despite the longevity of this tradition, naysayers continue to question the decision to dedicate a month to black history. John Boyega, star of that film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now very familiar with those on Twitter who don't believe Black History Month should exist.

Boyega kicked off February by wishing the Twitter-verse a happy Black History Month: