Why do we not have a White History Mo...

Why do we not have a White History Month?

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Student

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Feb 5, 2011
Sorry but why do we have a black history month and not a white history month as well? Its like if we celebrate anything white, we are racist, but its ok to seperate a minority group and celebrate, and its not considered racist.
MissRandom

Little Rock, AR

#2 Feb 5, 2011
I know right!!!??? I got in trouble for bringing this up in school my 10th grade year... But it's a good point...

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Flush it.

#3 Feb 5, 2011
Student wrote:
Sorry but why do we have a black history month and not a white history month as well? Its like if we celebrate anything white, we are racist, but its ok to seperate a minority group and celebrate, and its not considered racist.
It's called double standers.
look harder

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Feb 5, 2011
Because people like you only think about history during February, when you think that you're being cheated out of something because a group that you don't belong to has a celebration.

There's no whiner's history month either but we'll let you know when we get one so you can be a charter member.
jtown

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Feb 5, 2011
Because that would be considered racism because the USA created a holiday only white people could celebrate. The NAACP would have that in front of the supreme court in a week. Don't you just love how crazy this country has gotten?
Linda

Bexar, AR

#6 Feb 5, 2011
look harder wrote:
Because people like you only think about history during February, when you think that you're being cheated out of something because a group that you don't belong to has a celebration.
There's no whiner's history month either but we'll let you know when we get one so you can be a charter member.
Is it racist to know for a fact that coloreds commit over 95% of all violent crime in America? How about that they use over 40% of all national aid such as housing and welfare while only being 14% of the population. Is that racist too? Is it also racist to know that they are always getting the lowest school grades across the board while every other races has no special interest group to insure they do well?

The simple fact is to many people are taught to feel sorry for them and look at them as disadvantaged when they are not. In fact they have more support and groups to prop them up and help them along than any other race in history. Still they continue to fail and commit crimes at alarming rates. If bees did the same we would eradicate them. Hell we ban domesticated dogs that have harmed less throughout history than what coloreds will just this year.

Lets tell all the truth about Black History Month?
jonesboro res

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Feb 5, 2011
And mexican and Asian and indian and mixed months
History

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Feb 5, 2011
Student wrote:
Sorry but why do we have a black history month and not a white history month as well? Its like if we celebrate anything white, we are racist, but its ok to seperate a minority group and celebrate, and its not considered racist.
We didn't enslave white people. We didn't segregate white people. Takes a long time to overcome the effects of that legacy. What does Black History Month hurt anyway? Start your own White History Month if you are so bothered.
Interested

Apo, AP

#10 Feb 5, 2011
History wrote:
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We didn't enslave white people. We didn't segregate white people. Takes a long time to overcome the effects of that legacy. What does Black History Month hurt anyway? Start your own White History Month if you are so bothered.
So what your saying is that it was us who enslaved you. The last time I checked that was over 150 years ago. So none of us are responsible for what happened to your race. You weren't the only race of people to ever be enslaved either. The Jews were slaves longer than any other race. Racism has never produced anything of value. The black community has been given for more chances than any other minority. I just get tired of black people thinking that white people owe them something for their enslavement. We don't because no white person living today was alive during that time. We can't and shouldn't be held accountable for what a bunch of retarded racist did to an entire race of people.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Feb 5, 2011
Every other month is white history month?
History

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Feb 5, 2011
Interested wrote:
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So what your saying is that it was us who enslaved you. The last time I checked that was over 150 years ago. So none of us are responsible for what happened to your race. You weren't the only race of people to ever be enslaved either. The Jews were slaves longer than any other race. Racism has never produced anything of value. The black community has been given for more chances than any other minority. I just get tired of black people thinking that white people owe them something for their enslavement. We don't because no white person living today was alive during that time. We can't and shouldn't be held accountable for what a bunch of retarded racist did to an entire race of people.
First off, I'm white. You seem to understand the impact slavery had. What's wrong with a Black History Month to celebrate and educate what Blacks in America have had to overcome? It isn't costing you anything. Jews weren't enslaved in the United States. No other race was brought here against their will in chains. Black History Month isn't reparations. It's just history.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Feb 5, 2011
What about the Indian Month then. We took the indians land away. Do you see indians saying we owe them something?
guest

United States

#14 Feb 5, 2011
Those that make the most noise will be recognized! Stand up and make noise and start demanding attention. White History Month is just one idea that should be addressed, American Indian another, what about Christian History Month? It's easy to get on topix and suggest an idea, why not go a step further and start a petition to take to the City Council? If it is truly important to you, make the demand and get people behind you. Equality!!
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Feb 5, 2011
guest wrote:
What about the Indian Month then. We took the indians land away. Do you see indians saying we owe them something?
No wonder you don't get why there should be a Black History Month. It's called ignorance.
By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer Sat May 6, 2:16 PM ET
LENEXA, Kan.- Seventy feet beneath the prairie, the government is filling limestone caverns — protected by guards and a bomb-sniffing dog — with truckloads of American Indians' financial and cultural records.
What is ground zero for an accounting that will take seven years and cost $335 million owes its existence to a bitter class-action lawsuit brought against the Interior Department a decade ago. Still, it's only a short version of the historical accounting that Indians demanded but no longer want, because they do not think it can be done properly.
The Indians say the government mismanaged a trust in their names for 120 years and now owes them tens of billions of dollars.
The dispute dates to 1887, when Congress made the Interior Department the trustee for 145 million acres of Indian lands. Indians were supposed to benefit, but the government gave most of the land to white settlers.
Today, the department manages 10 million acres of trust land for individual Indians and 46 million acres for tribes. In 1996, the Indians sued to reconcile their historical accounts. The Indians, and Congress, demanded an audit. The Indians may be owed a century's worth of grazing rents, oil and gas royalties and timber sales from the land, plus interest.
Both the Indians and the Interior Department agree $13 billion was collected between 1909 and 2001.
The Indians had claimed the unpaid interest could be more than $150 billion, but have offered to drop the whole thing if the government coughs up $27.5 billion. They would spread the money among individual Indian accountholders, about one-fifth of the 2.5 million Indians now living in the U.S., mainly in the West.
No way, the Bush administration replied, saying the government all along has forwarded most of the rents and royalties to tribes and individual Indians.
"It could be just $30 million that's owed to the Indians," said Ross Swimmer, the department's special trustee for Indians. He also is a member of Oklahoma's Cherokee Nation.
During a tour of the Kansas cave, Swimmer and other department officials were eager to show that many more Indian records exist than people realize. They also wanted to demonstrate their ability to check the accuracy of financial transactions with Indians.

"It's a number in the m's, not the b's," said Fritz Scheuren, who oversees the department's sampling. Scheuren was president of the American Statistical Association last year.
The Indians who sued say now that too many records have been destroyed to come up with an accurate figure. Before 1990, the Treasury Department routinely destroyed the Indian trust's canceled checks, and court documents attest to numerous destroyed records.

The Indians' biggest ally is U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, a former Reagan administration official whose strongly worded rulings condemn the Interior Department.
After nine years presiding over the case, Lamberth concluded last July that the agency is a "pathetic outpost" that has bungled its fiduciary duty.
"For those harboring hope that the stories of murder, dispossession, forced marches, assimilationist policy programs, and other incidents of cultural genocide against the Indians are merely the echoes of a horrible, bigoted government-past that has been sanitized by the good deeds of more recent history, this case serves as an appalling reminder of the evils that result when large numbers of the politically powerless are placed at the mercy of institutions engendered and controlled by a politically powerful few," the judge wrote.
Not surprisingly, the department wants Lamberth removed from the case and a different judge assigned.
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Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#16 Feb 5, 2011
guest wrote:
What about the Indian Month then. We took the indians land away. Do you see indians saying we owe them something?
No wonder you don't understand the need for Black History Month. It's called ignorance. American Indians sued and received reparations.

By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer Sat May 6, 2:16 PM ET

LENEXA, Kan.- Seventy feet beneath the prairie, the government is filling limestone caverns — protected by guards and a bomb-sniffing dog — with truckloads of American Indians' financial and cultural records.

What is ground zero for an accounting that will take seven years and cost $335 million owes its existence to a bitter class-action lawsuit brought against the Interior Department a decade ago. Still, it's only a short version of the historical accounting that Indians demanded but no longer want, because they do not think it can be done properly.

The Indians say the government mismanaged a trust in their names for 120 years and now owes them tens of billions of dollars.

The dispute dates to 1887, when Congress made the Interior Department the trustee for 145 million acres of Indian lands. Indians were supposed to benefit, but the government gave most of the land to white settlers.

Today, the department manages 10 million acres of trust land for individual Indians and 46 million acres for tribes. In 1996, the Indians sued to reconcile their historical accounts. The Indians, and Congress, demanded an audit. The Indians may be owed a century's worth of grazing rents, oil and gas royalties and timber sales from the land, plus interest.

Both the Indians and the Interior Department agree $13 billion was collected between 1909 and 2001.

The Indians had claimed the unpaid interest could be more than $150 billion, but have offered to drop the whole thing if the government coughs up $27.5 billion. They would spread the money among individual Indian accountholders, about one-fifth of the 2.5 million Indians now living in the U.S., mainly in the West.

"It could be just $30 million that's owed to the Indians," said Ross Swimmer, the department's special trustee for Indians. He also is a member of Oklahoma's Cherokee Nation.

During a tour of the Kansas cave, Swimmer and other department officials were eager to show that many more Indian records exist than people realize. They also wanted to demonstrate their ability to check the accuracy of financial transactions with Indians.

"They're finally going to get their accounting," Swimmer said. "For once we've gotten something right for the Indians."

In an irony befitting an "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" legal war, the government is relying on the Indian-demanded accounting — actually, it's a statistical sampling — to come up with figures that Indians claim low-ball what they are owed.

"It's a number in the m's, not the b's," said Fritz Scheuren, who oversees the department's sampling. Scheuren was president of the American Statistical Association last year.

The Indians' biggest ally is U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, a former Reagan administration official whose strongly worded rulings condemn the Interior Department.

After nine years presiding over the case, Lamberth concluded last July that the agency is a "pathetic outpost" that has bungled its fiduciary duty.

"For those harboring hope that the stories of murder, dispossession, forced marches, assimilationist policy programs, and other incidents of cultural genocide against the Indians are merely the echoes of a horrible, bigoted government-past that has been sanitized by the good deeds of more recent history, this case serves as an appalling reminder of the evils that result when large numbers of the politically powerless are placed at the mercy of institutions engendered and controlled by a politically powerful few," the judge wrote.

Not surprisingly, the department wants Lamberth removed from the case and a different judge assigned.
Google before you post

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Feb 5, 2011
guest wrote:
What about the Indian Month then. We took the indians land away. Do you see indians saying we owe them something?
Native American heritage History month is November.

http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/
Guest

Dallas, TX

#18 Feb 6, 2011
Let me just say..

For all the black people who are still pissed that their great-great whatevers were slaves and have resentment toward white people: HAVE YOU BEEN TO AFRICA?

I'm not saying what people did 100 years ago was right because it was very wrong. BUT you should be thankful you aren't in Africa anymore and had there not been slavery chances are, you wouldn't be here. This country may not be perfect and you may have to face some hardships to due ignorant people who still judge others based on race but you have amazing opportunities in this country. Quit complaining and start taking advantage of them.
judged

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Feb 6, 2011
If anything it should be a slave history month. Blacks weren't the only ones enslaved. There were plenty of white slaves as well.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Feb 6, 2011
Guest wrote:
Let me just say..
For all the black people who are still pissed that their great-great whatevers were slaves and have resentment toward white people: HAVE YOU BEEN TO AFRICA?
I'm not saying what people did 100 years ago was right because it was very wrong. BUT you should be thankful you aren't in Africa anymore and had there not been slavery chances are, you wouldn't be here. This country may not be perfect and you may have to face some hardships to due ignorant people who still judge others based on race but you have amazing opportunities in this country. Quit complaining and start taking advantage of them.
Sorry - Black History Month isn't complaining. It's history. Take advantage of it? You mean like run for president?
Sam I am

Bexar, AR

#21 Feb 7, 2011
Guest wrote:
Let me just say..
For all the black people who are still pissed that their great-great whatevers were slaves and have resentment toward white people: HAVE YOU BEEN TO AFRICA?
I'm not saying what people did 100 years ago was right because it was very wrong. BUT you should be thankful you aren't in Africa anymore and had there not been slavery chances are, you wouldn't be here. This country may not be perfect and you may have to face some hardships to due ignorant people who still judge others based on race but you have amazing opportunities in this country. Quit complaining and start taking advantage of them.
Thay already take advantage of them. Playing the system, Welfare, food stamps, Hud, double standers and the list goes on. They have been paid back for salve days many times over. What is it they want?

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