Wal-Mart celebrates Black History Month

Wal-Mart celebrates Black History Month

There are 154 comments on the The Elizabethton Star story from Feb 29, 2012, titled Wal-Mart celebrates Black History Month. In it, The Elizabethton Star reports that:

Photo by Brandon Hicks - Members of the Phillippi Baptist Church Choir sang during a Black History Month program hosted by Wal-Mart. Tracy Haynes Sr., choir director at Phillippi Baptist Church in Elizabethton, and Rev.

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WTF

Johnson City, TN

#1 Feb 29, 2012
When is White History Month?

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#3 Feb 29, 2012
Laquisha in JC wrote:
Its not Black History Month- its African-American History Month and why do it have to be the shortest month of the year?
Da black man gits da shortest month 'cause he gots a shorter history dan whitey do. Dat jus da way it be, o-tay?
Unconcerned Citizen

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2012
I don't give a shiit about black history month. There is no white history month, why not? And why do the gays have a national coming out month and gay pride week? Never seen straight people anywhere sayin look at me I'm straight. What's up with that?
Hoss

Johnson City, TN

#5 Mar 1, 2012
Here we go! This topic ought to bring out the finest Upper East Tennessee has to offer! Prepare yourselves to be fascinated at the lack of cranial capacity on display today!

Come on, people. Seriously? "when is white history month?" "Why can blacks have the NAACP and we aren't allowed" "Why can there be all-black colleges and not all-white colleges?" It's SO FREAKING TIRING seeing these same things being rehashed by my poor, trod-upon, underpriviledged white brothers. Look at the big picture, people...how does having a Black History Month affect your lives at all? It doesn't! You weren't required to give any money, any time, any effort whatsoever. So why do you care there is a month set aside to bring to light the accomplishments of those people?

Grow up. Even Jesus ate with the tax-collectors...
Joop

Canal Winchester, OH

#6 Mar 1, 2012
Hoss wrote:
Look at the big picture, people...how does having a Black History Month affect your lives at all? It doesn't!
Ah but it does! In your case, you spent a minute or two composing your comment about Black History Month. You could've used that mminute or two to do something else but instead you were overpowered by the urge to comment about Black History Month. While a minute or two is a small amount of time, it still remains a minute or two that you lost out of your life and you will never be able to regain it as your life inches closer and closer toward final death. The same applies to me as well as I sit her composing this comment... it also applies to each and every person who takes a few seconds out of their life to read this. If it were not for Black History Month, this comment thread wouldn't exist. So yes, Black History Month DOES affect our lives even though we're not black.
hate

Knoxville, TN

#8 Mar 1, 2012
spread the hate
Randy

United States

#10 Mar 1, 2012
Nice! Fried chicken and water melon will be on sale! Score
WTF

Johnson City, TN

#11 Mar 2, 2012
Hoss wrote:
Here we go! This topic ought to bring out the finest Upper East Tennessee has to offer! Prepare yourselves to be fascinated at the lack of cranial capacity on display today!
Come on, people. Seriously? "when is white history month?" "Why can blacks have the NAACP and we aren't allowed" "Why can there be all-black colleges and not all-white colleges?" It's SO FREAKING TIRING seeing these same things being rehashed by my poor, trod-upon, underpriviledged white brothers. Look at the big picture, people...how does having a Black History Month affect your lives at all? It doesn't! You weren't required to give any money, any time, any effort whatsoever. So why do you care there is a month set aside to bring to light the accomplishments of those people?
Grow up. Even Jesus ate with the tax-collectors...
Yes, it's tiring to see that blacks can discriminate without repercussion. Very tiring.
Imagine the uproar, if there was a Congressional White Caucus!

I wish we could just be Americans, without the hyphens.
ashamed

United States

#12 Mar 2, 2012
If you love not your brother whom you have seen, how can you love God whom you haven't seen....
smartest person on earth

Mechanicsburg, PA

#13 Mar 2, 2012
ashamed wrote:
If you love not your brother whom you have seen, how can you love God whom you haven't seen....
dito, unless they are mexican, i dont mind blacks or other races , just cant stand mexicans
lol

Ringgold, GA

#14 Mar 3, 2012
basically all humans are worthless. believe me, i know. i am one of them. just cant wait till mother nature does the deal. lol. then there won't be any more months to worry about, eh?
over it

Johnson City, TN

#15 Mar 7, 2012
lol wrote:
basically all humans are worthless. believe me, i know. i am one of them. just cant wait till mother nature does the deal. lol. then there won't be any more months to worry about, eh?
Mother nature isn't going to do anything God is. If we spend more worry about his return than everything going on around us. Hell would be alot smaller than it's going to be. Just another way the devil steals our peace and joy from us. Just think about what he can do if he can keep our minds somewhere else.
fried-5

Ringgold, GA

#16 Mar 7, 2012
over it wrote:
<quoted text>Mother nature isn't going to do anything God is. If we spend more worry about his return than everything going on around us. Hell would be alot smaller than it's going to be. Just another way the devil steals our peace and joy from us. Just think about what he can do if he can keep our minds somewhere else.
lol...you brought 'god' and 'devil' into the conversation. and r those some imaginary ideas you have? Nature will prevail against ur mythology. give me seven days. rest when u want.
john matley

Elizabethton, TN

#17 Mar 7, 2012
WTF wrote:
When is White History Month?
well said
over it

Johnson City, TN

#18 Mar 8, 2012
fried-5 wrote:
<quoted text>
lol...you brought 'god' and 'devil' into the conversation. and r those some imaginary ideas you have? Nature will prevail against ur mythology. give me seven days. rest when u want.
Every knee shall bow every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord.
Hate

Knoxville, TN

#19 Mar 8, 2012
Black white what ever the color of your skin be proud of the life you have lived .That is if you can ? Dont spread hate .
haha

Rock Hill, SC

#20 Mar 8, 2012
Unconcerned Citizen wrote:
I don't give a shiit about black history month. There is no white history month, why not? And why do the gays have a national coming out month and gay pride week? Never seen straight people anywhere sayin look at me I'm straight. What's up with that?
because we didn't have to fight for our rights to be normal. And we wasn't slaves DUMBASS. Have some respect.... shit what am I saying, I'm trying to talk to dumbasses on Topix. I bet everyone on Topix didn't finish school and have about two teeth in there head and the rest are rotten.
WTF

Johnson City, TN

#21 Mar 9, 2012
haha wrote:
<quoted text> because we didn't have to fight for our rights to be normal. And we wasn't slaves DUMBASS. Have some respect.... shit what am I saying, I'm trying to talk to dumbasses on Topix. I bet everyone on Topix didn't finish school and have about two teeth in there head and the rest are rotten.
You don't think there were any white slaves?

Perhaps you should pick up a book once in a while.
Perhaps we need a white history month, after all.

Here's a little reading for you...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...

http://www.revisionisthistory.org/forgottensl...

http://www.electricscotland.com/history/other...
Cranially Capacitated

Sevierville, TN

#22 Mar 9, 2012
Hoss wrote:
Here we go! This topic ought to bring out the finest Upper East Tennessee has to offer! Prepare yourselves to be fascinated at the lack of cranial capacity on display today!
Come on, people. Seriously? "when is white history month?" "Why can blacks have the NAACP and we aren't allowed" "Why can there be all-black colleges and not all-white colleges?" It's SO FREAKING TIRING seeing these same things being rehashed by my poor, trod-upon, underpriviledged white brothers. Look at the big picture, people...how does having a Black History Month affect your lives at all? It doesn't! You weren't required to give any money, any time, any effort whatsoever. So why do you care there is a month set aside to bring to light the accomplishments of those people?
Grow up. Even Jesus ate with the tax-collectors...
Hoss, you're missing the point. If there was a White History Month or a European-American History Month there would be a minority public outcry the likes of which this country has never seen. There are no exclusively European racial heritage celebrations.

Celebrating somebody because of their race, not their cultural background, is blatant racism. And don't start on celebrations such as St. Patricks Day, which celebrates being Irish, not "white."

The aforementioned logic, and it is logical, applies to awards ceremonies such as the Essence Awards, BET cable television in general, as well as some of the most stringent affirmative action laws. All are racist and the ever-growing list goes on and on.

If we should be celebrating anybody's racial heritage, it is the Native Americans, but our forefathers viciously saw fit to either kill them off or put them in concentration camps, better known as reservations ... as opposed to giving them 40 acres and a mule.

Summary? It's en vogue to be minority in 21st century America; you get what you want, if you want to work for it. If you don't want to work for it, then we'll give it to you anyway because of your color. We just won't say that outright, because that would be ... what ... racist.

And by the way, it hasn't one damn thing to do with "upper East Tennessee at its finest." Saying that makes you culturally biased, because your statement is not based in fact. Part of the real facts include the historical realism that your backwoods "upper East Tennessee" was anti-slavery and supported the Union during the Civil War. So much so, in fact, President Lincoln acknowledged "upper East Tennessee" with praise for fighting against the grain. Get your facts straight.
whoops

Johnson City, TN

#23 Mar 9, 2012
WTF wrote:
When is White History Month?
It has always been W H month, month in and month out, year in and year out, hasn't it?

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