President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting Wednesday on Black History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. With him, from left, are Omarosa Manigault, Ben Carson and Lynne Patton.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting Wednesday on Black History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. With him, from left, are Omarosa Manigault, Ben Carson and Lynne Patton. Evan Vucci The Associated Press
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting Wednesday on Black History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. With him, from left, are Omarosa Manigault, Ben Carson and Lynne Patton. Evan Vucci The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Erika D. Smith

Trump fails this lesson on Black History Month

February 02, 2017 6:30 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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