Time To End Black History Month?

Feb 12, 2009 | Posted by: Joe_ | Full story: www.news4jax.com

Should Black History Month fade into history? End Black History Month? Claims that Black History Month is outdated are gaining a new potency, as schools diversify their curricula and President Barack Obama's ...

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Yes Lord, I am sick of hearing about people who be dead adn gone and really didn't do much anyhow. TIme for us all to lay this race crap aside and just let each other live in peace.
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RighteousReasoner wrote:
In a hundred years the only place we'll see white people are in the 'history' books.
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Go visit and bring your shoe polish. They will never know
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Obama Mama wrote:
Yes Lord, I am sick of hearing about people who be dead adn gone and really didn't do much anyhow. TIme for us all to lay this race crap aside and just let each other live in peace.
You are so wrong the people that are dead and gone have contributed so much to the history of African Americans or Americans period. They should be honored in each and every way.
I do not celebrate Black History month in February becasue to me it is plan silly when I know I am black so I celebrate it each and every day. I do not need a month, the shortest, to celebrate th econtribution of our people.

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RighteousReasoner wrote:
In a hundred years the only place we'll see white people are in the 'history' books.
I just envy the man who will live to see it.
Only then can we "lay this race crap aside and just let each other live in peace".
Godspeed.
And the black man will pass with him, as the world will become one color, not really black, not really white. LOLOLOLOLOLOL Yikes!

Wasnt there already a thread out there with the same title???

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yes...get rid of it!

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You are so wrong the people that are dead and gone have contributed so much to the history of African Americans or Americans period. They should be honored in each and every way.
I do not celebrate Black History month in February becasue to me it is plan silly when I know I am black so I celebrate it each and every day. I do not need a month, the shortest, to celebrate th econtribution of our people.
When Black History month began it was at a time when you NEVER heard about African American history except for Black people people being slaves in the US. It has evolved into a tradition with new features being added each year for people to learn about. For example I'm a big baseball fan and the MLB Network feature a segment about the Negro Leagues this month. Lots of people don't know much about the Negro Leagues; this is something the MLB Network station wouldn't feature in July or August. Yeah, it's called Black History but it's STILL American History. And I'm sorry; when it comes to history lessons in this country, it's always features about white people until someone speaks up and says, "Hey, remember us?"

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where is "White History Month?
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I am so sick of this. I do not believe for one iota that Americans are racist. Where are the race riots. I like black people, always have. I hate prejudice people. Americans of all colors, religions, genders work together. That is what I have seen. Black History Month needs to be abolished. Get it out of our schools. Martin Luther King Holiday, STAYS! Celebrate MLK. I love the good foods of our Black Culture. Celebrate the Foods and History of our Great Black Americans leading up to MLK Day. But a whole month? No get rid of it. Or I will demand a WHOLE MONTH OF WHITE HISTORY IN OUR SCHOOLS AND PLASTERED ALL OVER TC AND NEWSPAPER. WHITE HISTORY MONTH! How does that grab you?

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We already have a thread for this same title. Why is people making re-run threads. No we shouldn't end black history month. If you want to go that route, we should burn up all the history books in school, get rid of St.Patrick Day, Pulaski Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian American history, and every single ethnic/race celebration in this country.
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When Black History month began it was at a time when you NEVER heard about African American history except for Black people people being slaves in the US. It has evolved into a tradition with new features being added each year for people to learn about. For example I'm a big baseball fan and the MLB Network feature a segment about the Negro Leagues this month. Lots of people don't know much about the Negro Leagues; this is something the MLB Network station wouldn't feature in July or August. Yeah, it's called Black History but it's STILL American History. And I'm sorry; when it comes to history lessons in this country, it's always features about white people until someone speaks up and says, "Hey, remember us?"
Get over it! We are Americans first. ABOLISH BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

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cletus ross wrote:
where is "White History Month?
The other 11 months stupid. Don't you pay attention???
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Yes End Racism, End Blck History Month
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I am so sick of this. I do not believe for one iota that Americans are racist. Where are the race riots. I like black people, always have. I hate prejudice people. Americans of all colors, religions, genders work together. That is what I have seen. Black History Month needs to be abolished. Get it out of our schools. Martin Luther King Holiday, STAYS! Celebrate MLK. I love the good foods of our Black Culture. Celebrate the Foods and History of our Great Black Americans leading up to MLK Day. But a whole month? No get rid of it. Or I will demand a WHOLE MONTH OF WHITE HISTORY IN OUR SCHOOLS AND PLASTERED ALL OVER TC AND NEWSPAPER. WHITE HISTORY MONTH! How does that grab you?
blck kids learn white american and european history in history class EVERDAY of the year. Yo dont need white history month you have it everyday. really black history month is needed and shall stay. in school all we ever learned about black history was that blacks were slaves. but blacks history in this country is MUCH deeper than that, we helped build this nation and everyone should learn about it. nothing wrong with a month dedicated to it. black children need to learn there history in school and at home. yes black history month is here to stay. And rightfully so.
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When Black History month began it was at a time when you NEVER heard about African American history except for Black people people being slaves in the US. It has evolved into a tradition with new features being added each year for people to learn about. For example I'm a big baseball fan and the MLB Network feature a segment about the Negro Leagues this month. Lots of people don't know much about the Negro Leagues; this is something the MLB Network station wouldn't feature in July or August. Yeah, it's called Black History but it's STILL American History. And I'm sorry; when it comes to history lessons in this country, it's always features about white people until someone speaks up and says, "Hey, remember us?"
You sir are a racist, you are so blinded by your hate of everything not black it blinds you
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Just thought I'd ax a question. Is it pronounced black history mumf??
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American Justice wrote:
<quoted text>Get over it! We are Americans first. ABOLISH BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
okay then if that happens lets do away with St.Patricks day, ocktoberfest, italian american parade. lets just get rid of all those days so people cant express there love for there heritage. yes we are americans but we are a melting pot of clutures and there is nothing wrong with people celebrating it.

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King Goku Xlll wrote:
We already have a thread for this same title. Why is people making re-run threads. No we shouldn't end black history month. If you want to go that route, we should burn up all the history books in school, get rid of St.Patrick Day, Pulaski Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian American history, and every single ethnic/race celebration in this country.
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smitty wrote:
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blck kids learn white american and european history in history class EVERDAY of the year. Yo dont need white history month you have it everyday. really black history month is needed and shall stay. in school all we ever learned about black history was that blacks were slaves. but blacks history in this country is MUCH deeper than that, we helped build this nation and everyone should learn about it. nothing wrong with a month dedicated to it. black children need to learn there history in school and at home. yes black history month is here to stay. And rightfully so.
They have to read about History, Doper, it just so happens that it was white people who made American History. When Blacks make American History we teach it in school. We are Amercans first. Quit pitting races against each other. Americans First.
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just axing wrote:
Just thought I'd ax a question. Is it pronounced black history mumf??
here is how you spell it "youreabigot" there you go.

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End Black Racism wrote:
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You sir are a racist, you are so blinded by your hate of everything not black it blinds you
Why am I racist? Because I'm interested in Black History? Are you kidding me? I don't hate anything but I'm interested in learning about what a few Black people have done in this country. I really hate to be blunt but white people don't understand becuase they're the majority and take stuff for granted, if it were the other way around you'd understand.

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