Why is there a Black History month?

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Brit

Shepherdsville, KY

#1 Jan 20, 2010
I have been wondering why is there a month like this
White

Shepherdsville, KY

#2 Jan 20, 2010
Brit wrote:
I have been wondering why is there a month like this


Because we are not allowed to have a "WHITE" history month, it is racist.
Brit

Shepherdsville, KY

#3 Jan 21, 2010
I was wondering because I went to school and out of a whole month I only learned about the same ones (MLK.) Now it will include Obama, which is half white. Would he quilify? I just want to know who came up with this idea and the need for it.It may be history, but I dont know much about it.
bless you heart

Shepherdsville, KY

#4 Jan 21, 2010
Brit wrote:
I was wondering because I went to school and out of a whole month I only learned about the same ones (MLK.) Now it will include Obama, which is half white. Would he quilify? I just want to know who came up with this idea and the need for it.It may be history, but I dont know much about it.
Bless your heart, when you get a little older than you will have the answer.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#5 Jan 21, 2013
Barack Obama is black.
spartan

Louisville, KY

#6 Jan 21, 2013
Brit wrote:
I have been wondering why is there a month like this
It's all just another ploy to disrespect and further seclude themselves from the white man.It's kinda funny really.Martin Luther King spent his life obtaining the right for blacks to intermingle with white folks,,,only so they could run about with that new found freedom,,,and search for more ways to further seclude themselves from us.Anyway,I don't really mind sharing my space with black folks,(even though it looks as if they've mistakenly fallen under the impression they're sharing their space with me),,,but I personally feel that Black History month is nothing more than a slap in the face to this nation.I personally feel that something like that should be treated like any other vocation,,,available,,,but for a small fee.Making it mandatory and cursing the blood that built this country,,,is lunacy.And no,that has nothing to do with racism,,,but rather what's right and fair.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#7 Jan 21, 2013
Happy MLK Day !
spartan

Louisville, KY

#8 Jan 21, 2013
John Masters wrote:
Happy MLK Day !
Back at ya partner.Perhaps if you could learn to send all of your messages in a less racially provocative tone,,,they would be met with less resistance as well.Up to you though.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#9 Jan 21, 2013
Nah... down w/ the wyte race. It's unearned and gratuitous privilege, which hurts more than helps. We don't just need Black History month, we also need a Native American History month, and a Mexican History Month, and a European History month, and we need to learn we're a conglomeration of races and nations and peoples. We come from all over, and we need to get along. We aren't all the same. Whites will be the minority in 2050, so get prepared. We're living in a multicultural society, a brave new world, and I for one, am happy to be leading the charge for solidarity, in our uniqueness.
spartan

Louisville, KY

#10 Jan 21, 2013
John Masters wrote:
Nah... down w/ the wyte race. It's unearned and gratuitous privilege, which hurts more than helps. We don't just need Black History month, we also need a Native American History month, and a Mexican History Month, and a European History month, and we need to learn we're a conglomeration of races and nations and peoples. We come from all over, and we need to get along. We aren't all the same. Whites will be the minority in 2050, so get prepared. We're living in a multicultural society, a brave new world, and I for one, am happy to be leading the charge for solidarity, in our uniqueness.
The Native American History month,,,I'll gladly support and truly feel should be mandatory teaching at elementary,junior and high schools anyway.However,since the white race did in effect,conquer and claim this land from the natives,,,then what right do blacks and Mexicans really have to step up and ask for what the natives haven't yet? And what's worse,is the fact that nobody's stepping up and asking for the right to reap where they didn't sew,,,everybody's demanding it.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#11 Jan 21, 2013
Im for a multicultural, rainbow society. We're all the same, and we're all different. We should respect our differences, while recognizing our common humanity. I believe it's that simple.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#14 Jan 21, 2013
There's more whites on welfare than blacks, and if you cut food stamps and welfare, then half of wyte Kentuckians would starve and die off. Appalachia would be a desolate wasteland, which could be good for the Cherokee, so they can go back and claim their lands. The Chickasaw can come back and claim their Western Kentucky lands, and the Shawnee can come back and claim the rest. White folks dominate Kentucky, and whites will be the minority. I'm German, and the German-Americans will rise as white people fall. The whole concept of "white" is unearned privilege. It was developed during the racialization of slavery, and then there was the invention of the word "Caucasian", which is supposed to make "white" people sound elegant and fancy. There's more divisions in the white race than any others. What's an Asian? Their skin is white. So they are white? Asians have taken over California. They are now a leading minority, over the Mexicans, when California, as well as this whole country, used to belong to the Mexicans... at least the Native American portions of them.

I don't see how a racist would know what MLK would say about black folks today. Black folks are being hunted in a white supremaCYST society. The prison population you point out only shows how we still have Jim Crow alive and well... it's the new Jim Crow, and we enslaving those prisoners, making them pick up our garbage, and then Troy Davis, that's a modern lynching, as with any huge athlete or superstar that gets into legal trouble. White folks can't help themselves... there is a weird tussle between whites and blacks... like brothers and sisters... just fighting, but out of that fighting, there's love... and there's desperation... it's like both societies are search for something else, something bigger... like economics. Or solidarity. We're all in this together, and we need to appreciate our differences, while recognizing our own humanity, since we all bleed red, and all of our women are pink on the inside.
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#17 Jan 21, 2013
"I do not believe in being ashamed of being white because your great, great, great, great, great grandmammy may have been a slave."

"Do you hear me whining about my family's likely history of slavery?"

I think you have made many assumptions which are wrong and stupid. You should read some books man, because you're a gigantic racist, and you need to stop it. It's 2013, so stop w/ the racism. Seriously stop it.

Here's my face:


So let's figure this out. Your condescending is insulting. Is that how you always talk to black folks? You think you're better than blacks, don't ya? And you should complain about what happened w/ the Irish, since u micks been murdered, and killed, for centuries. Just because they wouldn't submit to the English Empire.

It's a free country, and I can complain about anything I want to. I'm sick of you racist whites making me look stupid. This country, and state, has a long history of sick, barbaric, racism. There's so much... it's mind blowing the horrible atrocities the whites have committed on these Dark and Bloody Grounds...

I'm not sure how to address you, since I'm just mad right now. Black folks haven't been treated right, and they should be. That's not special rights. Just equal rights. Do you think black folks have extra rights? Like which ones? How has that affected you? White folks are the dominant group in Kentucky, and they are welfare, they violent, they beating up their children till they die, they beat up their animals, their spouses, their grandparents, they beating up everybody here. Kentucky has fastest growing prison rates. 2 outta 5 Kentuckians can't even read. Kentucky is #1 for Cancer. Cancer! Good going white people! Kentucky is the poorest state in the US. There's poverty here, obese people, meth-faced people, toothlessness, cardiac problems, and low in healthcare, and high in mental insanity.#1 in America, actually. We're #1 in so many things. We're #1 for crazy... and it's b/c of racists like you... if you spent 1/100 of your time fighting for humanity, and the oppressed, we'd have freedom by now. But instead, you take what little white privilege you have, and defend it to the death. Why? My paleskin hasn't benefited. I'm working class, I'm a target of the police, being a young man, since they disproportionately go after young men... poverty... meth... obesity... child abuse... alcoholism... smoking... Mountain Dews... Hatfields and McCoys... lynchings... Indian genocides... so many crimes. How can you say you're proud of your "white" skin? First of all, it's not white. Snow is white. So go back to Kindergarten, b/c u dont even know your colors yet... boy. And "grandmammy"... wtf ? How's ur chicken and watermelon, boy? Interesting how wyte Corbin Kentucky was the home to Colonel Sanders... it's yall who loves your greasy chicken... and what else?

Oh yeah. FxKu
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#18 Jan 21, 2013
"Something like 99% of black voters voted for Obama. You don't think that was based on his skin color, do ya?"

So... he is black. Glad you agree.
ggg

Bellevue, WA

#19 Jan 21, 2013
they deserve to have their shine stop being selfish game over
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#20 Jan 21, 2013
lol... STFU racist
ggg

Bellevue, WA

#23 Jan 21, 2013
The Real Holly wrote:
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"Micks"? Really? Did you just use that term while calling ME a racist? Typical.
What I said is that blacks should have equal rights and nothing more. Somehow, that makes me a racist? LOL!
and guess what you a lie game over
ggg

Bellevue, WA

#24 Jan 21, 2013
The Real Holly wrote:
I tried to copy and paste the rest of your ranting post about Kentucky but I wouldn't have any characters left.
I am NOT and will never be apologetic for being white. While the atrocities against blacks are clear, I will NOT apologize for somethign I didn't participate it nor do I condone. If you are generaly concerned about slavery, why are you here flapping your jaws? Why not load up and go to Africa when slavery is alive and well?
As far as the problems in KY, you really think that's whitey's fault, huh? So, in turn, should we blame HIV on blacks since they account for an extreme "per capita" difference with the fastest growing group of the HIV infected being BLACK women? I'll spell it out for you: simmpy because KY is mostly white, whites are not solely responsibe for the problems within. If you are so ashamed of KY, take 65 north or south and solve the problem.
Did you look up crime statistics? Is that what made you so mad? Doesn't fit in your agenda, does it?
you a lie game over
John Masters

Lexington, KY

#25 Jan 21, 2013
The Real Holly wrote:
I tried to copy and paste the rest of your ranting post about Kentucky but I wouldn't have any characters left.
I am NOT and will never be apologetic for being white. While the atrocities against blacks are clear, I will NOT apologize for somethign I didn't participate it nor do I condone. If you are generaly concerned about slavery, why are you here flapping your jaws? Why not load up and go to Africa when slavery is alive and well?
As far as the problems in KY, you really think that's whitey's fault, huh? So, in turn, should we blame HIV on blacks since they account for an extreme "per capita" difference with the fastest growing group of the HIV infected being BLACK women? I'll spell it out for you: simmpy because KY is mostly white, whites are not solely responsibe for the problems within. If you are so ashamed of KY, take 65 north or south and solve the problem.
Did you look up crime statistics? Is that what made you so mad? Doesn't fit in your agenda, does it?
U know a better solution... just jump off a bridge. U white supremacists are ruining my state. And how u gonna be proud to have paleskin? Did u accomplish that? R u also proud of having a spleen? Ur about the dummest person I've ever met, seriously.
Shep Guy

Shepherdsville, KY

#27 Jan 21, 2013
I'm glad our white congress gave them the shortest month of the year, maybe because there is'nt alot of black history...slaves, then freed, then they live off the goverment.

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