NAACP: Meriden needs better black his...

NAACP: Meriden needs better black history lessons

There are 7 comments on the WTNH story from Feb 14, 2014, titled NAACP: Meriden needs better black history lessons. In it, WTNH reports that:

Local NAACP leaders are calling for a better black history curriculum in Meriden, saying students need to learn more about African-Americans' contributions to the country's development.

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“B'in <3 by sum1 gives strength”

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but <3'in sum1 tks courage.

#1 Feb 16, 2014
The need an actual curriculum in PA.

BHM is not celebrated as such. It is called Multicultural Day to not put more emphasis on Blacks contribution to American history than other races.

Imagine that...

“B'in <3 by sum1 gives strength”

Since: Nov 13

but <3'in sum1 tks courage.

#5 Feb 16, 2014
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#7 Feb 21, 2014
I now live in Florida the home of the "Stand your ground" law passed back in 1987. I grew up in Meriden during the fifties. I had black friends, puerto rican friends, and a lot of "French from Maine" friends. My father owned Chalker & Fenn Autobody when it was located off Pratt Street. I remember a lot of black people in that area. I used to walk or ride my bike to see Dad and not once did I ever consider that my bike would ever be stolen. It never was. I remember being asked if I needed a lift by a black man named "Snowball", a very nice man who did a lot for the community. It seems to me that after the sixties blacks and whites have a lot more problems trying to live together. I do not go one day without being exposed to news stories after news stories about many black and hispanic males and a few white males committing crimes. Looking through TOPIX at other cities in America it is much the same. The one thing also the same is the accent. It seems it is always an accent from outside the U.S. Nothing new here. During other times of a lot of new nationalities coming to america as immigrants accents of the people committing crimes was mostly that of "Other" nationalities. The wife and I eat at a local chinese restaurant. The owner's name is Hank. He is Chinese. He is a U.S. Citizen and has just bought his first house. He is living the dream. Why we never hear of Chinese crooks I could not tell you, it is odd don't you think? These days the most complaints come from the NAACP and seem to ask why young black males are being profiled. Read, watch the news and perhaps you will know the answer to the question? When a problem is ignored and swept under the rug it is never good. I find it most amusing when educated whites say what is needed is for families to sit at the dinner table and discuss the problems of the day. Tell you what, carry their white butts to the homes of the poorest black and hispanic families and look hard at what constitutes "Family" there. When the real problem is known and acknowledged then perhaps the NAACP and white organizations along with police and the Court system will find ways to actually change relationships between the races to positive means. It still takes two to tango folks. Both side have to agree there is a problem. Until the NAACP agrees there is a problem in the black community it will never change. There is no excuse that whites cause all the black problems that exist in America today. Perhaps what is required is acknowledgement from all sides that there is a common problem that needs to be addressed in order for the NAACP to become a part of the white community and the white community to become part of the black community? But where's the profit in peace? Might just be Money is the problem, both legal and illegal tender!
Daniel Damotta

Reading, MA

#9 Mar 15, 2014
The only black lessons needed are how to drink bleach and reduce the amount of garbage on the welfare list.
agree

United States

#10 Apr 2, 2014
I agree and Black History Month should be in January instead of February. February is the shortest month out of the year.
John Mckellan

Reading, MA

#11 May 8, 2014
Blacks are terrible.

Since: Aug 11

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#12 Dec 28, 2014
Maybe we all need to listen to this Woman?

https://www.facebook.com/michele.conry

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