Black History Month events set at But...

Black History Month events set at Butte College

There are 44 comments on the The Paradise Post story from Feb 1, 2011, titled Black History Month events set at Butte College. In it, The Paradise Post reports that:

Butte College will honor Black History Month with free weekly events celebrating history, poetry, music and food throughout February.

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Chico, CA

#1 Feb 1, 2011
Wasn't it black something week last week ?
Bob

Vina, CA

#2 Feb 1, 2011
Great for the blacks. Personally, I couldn't care less. I mean, I doubt they get very excited about St. Patrick's Day.

A full month is ridiculous.
John

Paradise, CA

#3 Feb 1, 2011
I am curious about the upcoming schedule. When is Asian History Month? When is Native American History Month? When is White History Month? Does anyone know?
Scho

Long Beach, CA

#4 Feb 1, 2011
John wrote:
I am curious about the upcoming schedule. When is Asian History Month? When is Native American History Month? When is White History Month? Does anyone know?
November is Native American Heritage Month according to a couple of websites I visited.
Scho

Long Beach, CA

#5 Feb 1, 2011
May is Asian/Pacific Heritage month.
Van

West Columbia, SC

#6 Feb 1, 2011
John wrote:
I am curious about the upcoming schedule. When is Asian History Month? When is Native American History Month? When is White History Month? Does anyone know?
Before you try to be sarcastic maybe you should become educated. Native American Heritatge Month is in November, Asian/Pacific Islander History week is the first week inMay, and White American History is celebrated and taught every day in schools all across America. It is a shame that people like yourself would begrudge African Americans the chance to celebrate themselves, when white america is celebrated everyday.
DPN

Oroville, CA

#7 Feb 1, 2011
John wrote:
I am curious about the upcoming schedule. When is Asian History Month? When is Native American History Month? When is White History Month? Does anyone know?
Thank goodness you are in Redding...we certainly don't need another one of you in Butte County.
Bob

Vina, CA

#8 Feb 1, 2011
Van wrote:
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It is a shame that people like yourself would begrudge African Americans the chance to celebrate themselves, when white america is celebrated everyday.
Bull! White America is never put on a pedestal and we don't need it. Because we are secure in ourselves.
Jaime

Chico, CA

#9 Feb 1, 2011
Bob wrote:
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Bull! White America is never put on a pedestal and we don't need it. Because we are secure in ourselves.
Are you out of the ward on furlough, Bob? This is the most delusional thing I've read, and given the nutso stuff on these threads, that covers lots of ground. White folks are so secure they've got to be armed even to go to church or school, and they are never made uneasy by the idea that people of color might be getting something people like Bob don't think they oughta get. All white folks want is their country back, where there's not some black guy in the WHITE House, and where people of every other color know their place, and we only hear the history as it was taught before the liberals and the ACLU and god knows who all muddied it up, back in the day everyone was rightly taught that that all the white folks ever wanted to do was to bring civilization and God to the darker peoples and other savages. Yep, them white guys are sure a secure bunch. Never likely to get crazy fearful and hysterical and wipe out a bunch of Jews, or get robed up to go lynch some uppity Negroes who might have made 'em nervous. You just can't scare white folks at all; they're just too secure in themselves, and are always happy to live well below the pedestal, just so long as they can look down on others from wherever they are. Bob, really now, are you nuts?
John

Paradise, CA

#10 Feb 1, 2011
DPN wrote:
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Thank goodness you are in Redding...we certainly don't need another one of you in Butte County.
Hi DPN, I am considering moving to the Paradise area and am interested in the types of cultural events I can expect!
Bob

Vina, CA

#11 Feb 1, 2011
Jaime,

None of those thoughts never crossed my mind. They're all in your head, man. 99% of white folks don't think like that. You're paining us all with a broad brush, and that ain't right, now.
Jaime wrote:
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Are you out of the ward on furlough, Bob? This is the most delusional thing I've read, and given the nutso stuff on these threads, that covers lots of ground. White folks are so secure they've got to be armed even to go to church or school, and they are never made uneasy by the idea that people of color might be getting something people like Bob don't think they oughta get. All white folks want is their country back, where there's not some black guy in the WHITE House, and where people of every other color know their place, and we only hear the history as it was taught before the liberals and the ACLU and god knows who all muddied it up, back in the day everyone was rightly taught that that all the white folks ever wanted to do was to bring civilization and God to the darker peoples and other savages. Yep, them white guys are sure a secure bunch. Never likely to get crazy fearful and hysterical and wipe out a bunch of Jews, or get robed up to go lynch some uppity Negroes who might have made 'em nervous. You just can't scare white folks at all; they're just too secure in themselves, and are always happy to live well below the pedestal, just so long as they can look down on others from wherever they are. Bob, really now, are you nuts?
Max

Chico, CA

#12 Feb 1, 2011
I wish Butte College would have a Scandinavian or German history month, something I could relate to and that my children could experience. I guess European Americans are bigots if they want to learn about their culture(s).
Jaime

Chico, CA

#13 Feb 1, 2011
Max wrote:
I wish Butte College would have a Scandinavian or German history month, something I could relate to and that my children could experience. I guess European Americans are bigots if they want to learn about their culture(s).
There's no obstacle to European Americans learning about their cultures, though I'm concerned you feel something is being withheld from you.
Eva

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2011
DPN wrote:
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Thank goodness you are in Redding...we certainly don't need another one of you in Butte County.
Yeah, we know your kind,'some of my best friends are colored people'. There's nothing worse than a smiling face.
Scholar

Sacramento, CA

#15 Feb 2, 2011
Jaime writes, "White folks are... never made uneasy by the idea that people of color might be getting something people like Bob don't think they oughta get. All white folks want is their country back, where there's not some black guy in the WHITE House, and where people of every other color know their place, and we only hear the history as it was taught before the liberals and the ACLU and god knows who all muddied it up, back in the day everyone was rightly taught that that all the white folks ever wanted to do was to bring civilization and God to the darker peoples and other savages. Yep, them white guys are sure a secure bunch. Never likely to get crazy fearful and hysterical and wipe out a bunch of Jews, or get robed up to go lynch some uppity Negroes who might have made 'em nervous."

"White" people don't think or behave like that, Jaime. Crazy people do. What percentage of the white population are or every have been hooded lynch mob members?

Likewise, "black" people don't all think or act like Damian Williams, the thug who bashed in Reginald Denny's white head with a cinder block in '91 and got off on misdemeanor charges.

Why are you so nutty about race, anyway? "White" people who want their country back are saying they don't like our "black" president? My guess is that they mean they don't want their government to own everything and run everyone's life, like this president is trying to do, and that they want the kind of country they had before where they could have more control of their own lives, but to you, it's about hating blacks, eh?

I'm not quite sure what's so "black" about Obama in the first place. He doesn't share the "black" experience of slavery and oppression that many American "blacks" do. He doesn't rap. He grew up in Hawaii. His father was a Harvard-educated globetrotter. His mom was white. Barack went to preppy Occidental, Columbia and Harvard. He's culturally as mainstream as it gets. Boehner's skin is as dark as Obama's. It's hard to see why even the most Neanderthal of whities would find the man objectionable based on race or ethnicity.

I suppose it's possible that some small degree of ant-Obama antagonism among some whites has been engendered by the fact that "blacks" have taken such pride in this man and made such a huge deal of his very marginal blackness. All this unfounded "black celebration" stuff demonstrates an ignorance of Obama's roots and experience and should be annoying to everyone because it focuses on the man's skin and not on his dangerous politics.
Bob

Chico, CA

#16 Feb 2, 2011
Eva wrote:
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Yeah, we know your kind,'some of my best friends are colored people'. There's nothing worse than a smiling face.
Uh oh, they don't like being called "colored people" anymore. Maybe you didn't get the memo.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#17 Feb 8, 2011
Bob wrote:
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Uh oh, they don't like being called "colored people" anymore. Maybe you didn't get the memo.
Hey! We are all colored. Don't you remember the song from Sunday school about:" Red and Yellow,Black and White, We're all precious in His sight"..........Anyway ,everybody go to site: " Blacks in the Confederacy" and explain why this part of history is swept under the rug.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#18 Feb 8, 2011

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#19 Feb 9, 2011
Van wrote:
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Before you try to be sarcastic maybe you should become educated. Native American Heritatge Month is in November, Asian/Pacific Islander History week is the first week inMay, and White American History is celebrated and taught every day in schools all across America. It is a shame that people like yourself would begrudge African Americans the chance to celebrate themselves, when white america is celebrated everyday.
That's news to me. I know of Labor Unions that have exclusive Hispanic, Chicano and black branches, but refuse to form a Caucasian segment because that would be 'racist.'
Dode Penrod

Lakewood, CA

#20 Feb 9, 2011
Publius2 wrote:
<quoted text>That's news to me. I know of Labor Unions that have exclusive Hispanic, Chicano and black branches, but refuse to form a Caucasian segment because that would be 'racist.'
Which Labor Union would Jesus have belonged to, Pub?

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