UVA Students Celebrate Black History Month with Trivia Game

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

Forget "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." Friday night, a group of University of Virginia students played a few rounds of "Who Wants to be Enlightened." Students gathered for the game show event to celebrate black history month and test their black history knowledge.
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MisterWeatherby

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Must be a slow night at UVA...
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How sad that black history us now trivia at UVA.
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This is news, why?

I'm sorry. But I am so sick and tired of all the media coverage of "Black History Month". We should be celebrating diversity instead of individual races.

How come there isn't an "American History Month" that covers more than just the history of a particular demographic?
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Cal wrote:
This is news, why?
I'm sorry. But I am so sick and tired of all the media coverage of "Black History Month". We should be celebrating diversity instead of individual races.
How come there isn't an "American History Month" that covers more than just the history of a particular demographic?
Duh...This is one very small way of celebrating diversity.
sez you

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Cal wrote:
This is news, why?
I'm sorry. But I am so sick and tired of all the media coverage of "Black History Month". We should be celebrating diversity instead of individual races.
How come there isn't an "American History Month" that covers more than just the history of a particular demographic?
Hang in there, still got two more weeks to go, then you'll be free at last, until next year.
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Feb 16, 2013
 
brothermann wrote:
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Duh...This is one very small way of celebrating diversity.
the point is the Black American history started in Jamestown 400 years ago. Black American history is American history, and it should be inclusive, not exclusive.
Cal

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Dude wrote:
<quoted text>the point is the Black American history started in Jamestown 400 years ago. Black American history is American history, and it should be inclusive, not exclusive.
Thank you!! Plus, the people they seem to want to "celebrate" are divisive racists who seem to have mirrored the very behavior that they suppressed the Blacks themselves. If you were to change their skin color and replace the word "White" or "Asian" in their speeches; you'd swear they were members of the Klu Klux Klan.

When was the last time anyone celebrated Henry O. Flipper, Benjamin Carson and Benjamin O. Davis Jr.? Or maybe the various individuals who made up the Tuskegee Airmen, the 10th Cavalry and the "Triple Nickle" Parachute Regiment?

I guess these great individuals are too much of an "Uncle Tom" for them. To me, a non-Black these gentlemen are heroes who should be elevated in stature over the likes of "Reverend" Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Barrack Obama.
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Thank you!! Plus, the people they seem to want to "celebrate" are divisive racists who seem to have mirrored the very behavior that they suppressed the Blacks themselves. If you were to change their skin color and replace the word "White" or "Asian" in their speeches; you'd swear they were members of the Klu Klux Klan.
When was the last time anyone celebrated Henry O. Flipper, Benjamin Carson and Benjamin O. Davis Jr.? Or maybe the various individuals who made up the Tuskegee Airmen, the 10th Cavalry and the "Triple Nickle" Parachute Regiment?
I guess these great individuals are too much of an "Uncle Tom" for them. To me, a non-Black these gentlemen are heroes who should be elevated in stature over the likes of "Reverend" Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Barrack Obama.
Speaking of Jesse Jackson, heard about his son in the news? Case of no impulse control and just plain dumb.
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Cal wrote:
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Thank you!! Plus, the people they seem to want to "celebrate" are divisive racists who seem to have mirrored the very behavior that they suppressed the Blacks themselves. If you were to change their skin color and replace the word "White" or "Asian" in their speeches; you'd swear they were members of the Klu Klux Klan.
When was the last time anyone celebrated Henry O. Flipper, Benjamin Carson and Benjamin O. Davis Jr.? Or maybe the various individuals who made up the Tuskegee Airmen, the 10th Cavalry and the "Triple Nickle" Parachute Regiment?
I guess these great individuals are too much of an "Uncle Tom" for them. To me, a non-Black these gentlemen are heroes who should be elevated in stature over the likes of "Reverend" Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Barrack Obama.
Not enough bling there get any attention. Even birds are attracted to bright shiny objects.
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I like this!
atif lanier

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Mar 11, 2013
 
Cal wrote:
This is news, why?
I'm sorry. But I am so sick and tired of all the media coverage of "Black History Month". We should be celebrating diversity instead of individual races.
How come there isn't an "American History Month" that covers more than just the history of a particular demographic?
American history is every month. Women's history month, Latino History month, Native American History Month and Black History month are months in which these groups are celebrated. You are getting older every day yes? But yet instill you celebrate your birthday once a year. It's the same principle
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john wrote:
How sad that black history us now trivia at UVA.
Black Hisory is not Trivia, but amazingly when you ask people about Black History there are many questions they just can't answer. Hence having a show to test that knoweldge. Food for thought

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