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Why is it OK to have "Black History Month" but not "White History Month"?


It just seems like reverse discrimination to me. If everyone wants to be 'equal', why the double standard? This is not coming from a racist person, either. I'm just curious...I wish we could all just put the past behind us and be equals.

 

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    Sounds good to me Vincent. The important thing is that everyone must do it for it to work. What a wonderful world it would be.


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    Susan Keeping (Uninvited Writer) 3 years ago

    Good to see a sane person under this question :) I feel the question is a loaded one just meant to cause conflict.


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    teamrn 3 years ago

    I'm really curious in asking all AA; what do you really 'learn' and celebrate in black history month? In Chicago, I see Irish=fest, Swedish-fest, Gernam-American fest and all teach heir heritage; but I've not seen the fruits of Black History.month


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    Thank you chef. You are courageous!


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    the only way to be "equal" is for each individual to take responsibility for their personal actions. global display of discrimination in any form is illegal under current law. special recognition is discrimination regardless of intent. REAL AMERICANS

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    History only has color when discussed and provided by racists. American history should not be taught this way because it is then discrimination. If the history books need to be rewritten, then support it rather than race discrimination. REAL AMERICAN

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Patriotic Americans are filled with racial and ethnic awareness. Patriotic Americans do not require recognition by race, sexual orientation, age, or economic status. Patriotic Americans do not promote discrimination. REAL AMERICANS


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    Right Sri! I think there is also a misconception of what happens during Black History Month. I taught a unit on Africans settling in Mexico. 90% of my students are Hispanic. We study fusion of music styles, foods, clothing, etc.


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    S Leretseh 3 years ago

    "unworthy of inclusion" Liberal hogwash. Blacks were not considered unworthy. Whites wrote THEIR history. Blacks needed to write their history. Two separate and very distinct groups. White supremacy? More liberal hogwash. Blacks were a FREE people


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    teamrn 3 years ago

    African American people were ignored-THEN, but if they were to make similar contribution NOW, it would not go unrecognized. How long will America be held hostage by white slave owners of yesteryear. Rodney King, "why can't we all just get along?"


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    couldnt have said it better


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    I agree with you mintinfo. I thank cas merchant for providing opportunity for input. I will now unfollow because of racist comments people are to ignorant to realize they are making. Cas thank you for hiding a comment! Great call!


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    teamrn 3 years ago

    I believe that whatever that heritage is we ought to celebrate not just one month of the year., but year round. Blacks have tremendous cultural significance and history; teach us. Whites the same and we should all be educating each other-NO EXCLUSION

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    S Leretseh 3 years ago

    Members of congress saying "happy black history month"? MSM saying the same? Sinister motives at work here. As for learning black history, the INTERNET is loaded with black history. I've spent countless hours learning about BH from this source


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    A Little TRUTH 3 years ago

    Very well said! I couldn't agree more.


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    Sri T (the mystic) (Sri T) 3 years ago

    One month of recognition is better than no recognition.


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    S Leretseh 3 years ago

    Missing the point. No one should hv a problem with blacks "paying tribute" to their past. The flagrant - in yor face -double standard. is FORCING the entire country to bear witness to the fact that ONLY blacks are allowed this recognition.


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    Dranea 3 years ago

    to have*

    It challenges stereotypes associated with African Americans, among other things.

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    teamrn 3 years ago

    IMHO black history should be learned and celebrated by all and everyone (as much as possible) should learn and celebrate all ethnic history, culture. The appreciation of ALL races that we derive is the only thing that will heal racial divide.


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    teamrn 3 years ago

    If ONE person even began to organize or express thoughts of a white history month, Al Sharpton and TONS of other folks who feel this must be politically motivated would be crying, "those racists whites!" We need to heal a wound and tearing it open .


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    Sri T (the mystic) (Sri T) 3 years ago

    Everybody has equal rights on paper, but women and minorities are not necessarily given the same recognition in schools for their historic contributions. Can you name 20 Native American inventions or 30 inventions by women?


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    Sri T (the mystic) (Sri T) 3 years ago

    Your comments are amusing. You already dominate the whole world, what else do you want?


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