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KevR
02-01-2010, 10:56
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.

6F0 Nick
02-01-2010, 10:57
Ibtl!!!

KevR
02-01-2010, 10:58
Ibtl!!!


You're probably right, but I thought we might try to have a civil discussion about it.

trifecta
02-01-2010, 10:59
Why not Hispanic History Month?

trifecta
02-01-2010, 10:59
You're probably right, but I thought we might try to have a civil discussion about it.

Good luck my friend. It could happen.

deadday
02-01-2010, 10:59
You're probably right, but I thought we might try to have a civil discussion about it.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

pack-indy
02-01-2010, 11:00
Ibtl!!!

This.

nmk
02-01-2010, 11:02
I think this could be a worthwhile discussion. Isn't that what the new president wants - openness and discussion? Shame on you, IBTLers. Sometimes you guys doom threads before they have a chance.

DaveCharlie09
02-01-2010, 11:03
Is there a White History Month???:dunno:

88_gurgel
02-01-2010, 11:03
I agree, If one wants to dedicate something to a certain race, it shouldn't be allowed in todays society. It absolutely pits race against race. While in the past there were certainly some problems between the races and people took advantage, this doesn't occur now like it did. One race doesn't owe another race anything now. I say the same for race based colleges where other races cannot get in, I also say it for equal opportunity as well. Let someone be rewarded for what they can do, not because of their color.

deadday
02-01-2010, 11:04
Is there a White History Month???:dunno:

Nope. Nor is there a Mongoloid History month.

Andy123
02-01-2010, 11:06
Short answer - Because the other 11 are white history month.

There was a time in this country when classical greek and roman history and later renesiannce history were taught to the near exclusion of all else. I think that Black history was a needed attempt to counter than. Unfortunately, I now believe the pendalum has swung to far in the other direction.

perkins3120
02-01-2010, 11:06
yeah if there is a black history month there should be one for every race or none at all at most colleges they have black only groups like clubs but i bet the college would throw a fit if a someone wnted to start a white only group

pjrocco
02-01-2010, 11:10
Short answer - Because the other 11 are white history month.

There was a time in this country when classical Greek and roman history and later renaissance history were taught to the near exclusion of all else. I think that Black history was a needed attempt to counter than. Unfortunately, I now believe the pendulum has swung to far in the other direction.

:goodpost:

I concur...

COBO19
02-01-2010, 11:10
:popcorn:

jtmac
02-01-2010, 11:12
The history of racism against black people in this country is not ancient history. It is very fresh. The nation's mindset really is still "white Western folk" oriented.

There are a lot of attempts to "fix" things that do nothing to help. I'm sure I don't have to point those out. But I can't see anything wrong with naming a time to remember. Black children have far too few positive historical role models that show up anywhere outside of February in public school classrooms, and white children often have little to no perspective about the way things were for their respective races even just a generation ago. I know that none of my history books had any black people in it except for the slim section we flipped to in February.

As long as it's handled appropriately, I can't see a problem with it at all. One day, we should be able to move past it. We aren't there yet.

Mushinto
02-01-2010, 11:13
(roughly) 10 % of the population deserves (roughly) 10 % of the holidays and the months.

I think the question is why does it bother you?

Each month has multiple designations, National Tulip Month, National Gas Awareness Month, etc. Black History Month just happens to get a lot of press and advertising space.

ML

gjk5
02-01-2010, 11:14
Black history is American history, it's just PC bunk to do a Black History Month.

RichJ
02-01-2010, 11:28
Short answer - Because the other 11 are white history month.

There was a time in this country when classical greek and roman history and later renesiannce history were taught to the near exclusion of all else. I think that Black history was a needed attempt to counter than. Unfortunately, I now believe the pendalum has swung to far in the other direction.

That's because in order to have a history of something to teach, you must first have a culture that records their history in writing for someone to read latter on.

We know a great deal about Egyptian history and Roman history because there is a ton of information writen by both Egyptians and Romans. How many historical manuscripts from Africa outside of Egypt are there? It may be a sad truth, but their history pretty much begins with whitey writing down events of the slave trade. Everything else is just infered through archeology and even then, there are huge gaps between pre-historic man and the emergence of Europeans. You can't teach what is not known.

You could say the same thing about the history of the American Indian.

Brucev
02-01-2010, 11:35
BH month is the relic of an era when race mattered. The only folks who give it any attention are those who are stuck in history.

MidWestShooter
02-01-2010, 12:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO214IFRW1M

KevR
02-01-2010, 12:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO214IFRW1M


I always liked Morgan and now even more.

Glockdude1
02-01-2010, 12:18
We all know about the BET channel.

Hispanics have the "Si" T.V.

When is the WET channel coming out?

:headscratch:

whoflungdo
02-01-2010, 12:48
.......
When is the WET channel coming out?

:headscratch:

I don't want that. It would be too confusing with porn. Maybe CET channel...

Glockdude1
02-01-2010, 12:55
I don't want that. It would be too confusing with porn. Maybe CET channel...

You are right, it could be taken that way, but I do mean the White entertainment channel.

:cool:

GlockerMike
02-01-2010, 14:30
Black History Month Should Be About Black History By Lloyd Marcus (http://www.americanthinker.com/lloyd_marcus/)

I've often said jokingly that Black History Month should more accurately be called "white people and America suck" month. Rather than focusing on all of black history, every February the liberal media and most democrats gleefully bring up all of America's past sins. Fine. I mean after all, it is a part of history. But what is so wrong is these race exploiters imply that current race relations in America have not come very far from the days of blacks being lynched. Thus, Black History Month in reality is the liberal democrat's annual fund raiser and promo campaign for more entitlement programs...........

Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American, Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer, Author, Artist & Tea Party Patriot. lloydmarcus.com (http://lloydmarcus.com/)

American Thinker: Black History Month Should Be About Black History (http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/black_history_month_should_be.html)

rgregoryb
02-02-2010, 20:32
Peanut Butter?

Mushinto
02-02-2010, 20:48
Peanut Butter?
Did someone say Peanut Butter? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MDNFaGfT4)

ML

bsg1
03-08-2010, 22:46
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.


here's to asking to "keep it civil." it's about as futile as farting in a room with only one other person present and expecting them to believe it wasn't you....



-Brady-

Ole Man Dan
03-16-2010, 22:09
Why not Hispanic History Month?

Better still: Indian History month.
We screwed them over and took their land...

My very best idea: Let's teach American History.

DarwinOSX
03-18-2010, 14:58
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.

Because every day is white history day.

moncoacp
03-18-2010, 20:59
and why did they get the shortest month?

NEOH212
03-28-2010, 22:46
Is there a White History Month???:dunno:

Yes, the other eleven. We can't squeeze all of our accomplishments into one month.

SMSTRICK
03-29-2010, 00:36
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.

Because they are "entitled" to it ?!!

kendric98
03-29-2010, 00:59
Better still: Indian History month.
We screwed them over and took their land...

My very best idea: Let's teach American History.
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww250/jh2up/10rn12f.gif

Glockdude1
03-29-2010, 07:41
Yes, the other eleven. We can't squeeze all of our accomplishments into one month.

:thumbsup:

TexasVine
04-26-2010, 20:50
Everyone should have a history month. Let's stop catering to the few and cater to all, if we have to cater.

Glockdude1
04-27-2010, 07:48
We need Glock history month!!

:supergrin:

Generalcarry
05-01-2010, 18:19
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww250/jh2up/10rn12f.gif

You mean the Italian pretending to be an Indian?:rofl:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CryingIndian

zoyter2
05-05-2010, 15:47
Because it is the intent of our ruling class that all races be equal in America. Blacks and other minorities should be more equal than everyone else. White guilt is the short answer.

DonGlock26
05-14-2010, 13:17
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.

The Left needs an endless supply of victims with a sense of grievance.


.

TacticalBling
06-18-2010, 07:34
Because it is the intent of our ruling class that all races be equal in America. Blacks and other minorities should be more equal than everyone else. White guilt is the short answer.


FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD!! :holysheep:
FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD!!! :holysheep:

CodyBoy
12-03-2010, 22:33
Kind of like having the UNCF and NAACP

Maybe there needs to be UWCF and NAAWP


Its all a bunch of crock.

Oh and what about the black caucus?

Why ?

If any white came up with something equivalent for whites there would be an outcry on all the liberal run media outlets.

Makes no sense to me.:upeyes:

RichardB
12-05-2010, 11:29
This post has been dwelling on old stuff, Black History Month, maybe its time to propose a "Poor White Trash" month to honor those folks whose most apparent accomplishments to outsiders are having large numbers of children. The rest of us need to know about their clever inventions and systems that allowed them to survive.

Can we find a few congressmen who will publicly identify their antecedents as PWT and propose legislation to recognize and study this under appreciated minority?:tongueout:

Since the focus group meetings, congressional hearings, and studies needed to support the need for this month or maybe even a new national holiday will take years, I despair that I will not be around when the legislation is finally signed by the president.:crying:

bustedknee
12-05-2010, 15:41
I retired from the Federal Government a little over two years ago.

The last "Diversity" training I had was for supervisors. The training concept was to present the "facts" (or more correctly, the information they wanted us to have) then let us come to the proper conclusions.

In Alaska, where we were located, only 7% of the agency workforce was black. Since they needed 26%, the remainder of their "quota" was filled mostly with Native Alaskans. Management claims there is no quota, as such, but you better believe there is an acceptable/unacceptable precentage!

The class was almost 50% white and almost 50% black. There were a couple Alaska Natives. Interesting, huh?

The main activity of the class was to break into groups and discuss the topics thrown out by the instructor. We were to see the error of our ways and come to the proper conclusions after hearing of the experiences from "diverse" participants in each group. The topics concerned discrimination.

Needless to say this training concept did not work very well.

Being the outspoken guy I am, I finally asked the instructor to please just tell me what I was supposed to know!!!!

She blew her cool, threw up her hands, and said, "When you receive a list of candidates for a job you must select the diverse candidate!"

The white supervisors, as a group, felt we should select the very best qualified candidate regardless of race, sex, religion, etc. :dunno:

"No," the instructor argued, "All the candidates on the list were put there because they were qualified, PICK THE DIVERSE CANDIDATE!"


At this point, the black students (supervisory as well as nonsupervisory) explained to us that we (Whitey) owe them for past trangressions and we must now swing the balance in their favor by giving them management jobs whenever a job opened and a diverse candidate applied.


All I ever wanted to do was a good job and to fill my crew with good workers.
With this kind of thinking as well as other similar stupid concepts, I decided I could not retire soon enough.

Maybe this explains a lot....like why the government workforce is so screwed up, why they waste so much money, why we have a BHM, why we can have a NAACP but not a NAAWP, and how that guy got into the white house (as the most powerful leader on earth) without any leadership experience.

This is not a rant. I have washed my hands of it as much as possible.
I advise you to pay cash, don't trust the banks or the government, can some deermeat and green beans, and load up some extra ammo.
:dancing:

ancient_serpent
12-05-2010, 16:06
My feelings:
I don't owe anyone a G.#. thing.
If you want something in this world you earn it. No one is "more equal" than another. If you're going to have a special month/caucus/college scholarship/tv channel/employment benefits/association for one "race" then you'd better by God have one for the rest of them or YOU are a racist.

chickenwing
12-10-2010, 04:27
I don't care what private organization do. But when the government picks and chooses what race they feel need a month or day is ridiculous. All are equal under law. No favorites.

hagar
12-10-2010, 10:31
Because they could not make it "accomplishment month". Kind of like the shortest book. They did pick the shortest month, smart move..:whistling:

Brucev
12-10-2010, 11:02
BH month? When might that be? Never taken note of it. As irrelevant as mexican independence day.

Mushinto
12-10-2010, 22:16
You guys DO know that this thread has been banished to the Furrball Forum.

... I decided instead to open this romper room, where all the boys and girls that cannot work and play well with others can hang out and argue about Walmart's fascist plans for the USA. I joke, but I am tired of tripping over the same old arguments and cleaning up the same messes every single day. Some of you are turning the running of this place into a freaking chore.

So, now we have a place to banish all the threads about things that consistently disrupt the site and cause trouble, but people seem to really want to talk about. I know that there will be people that are not happy about this situation, but most of those will be the ones starting the trouble in the first place. Go figure. ...

Blast
12-10-2010, 23:24
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Kingarthurhk
01-15-2011, 07:33
My greatest pet peave is revisionist history. Essentially, taking the evidence, and throwing it away to create a lie to push a political agenda. Such a text is called "Black Athena" which postulates that all Western Culture was stolen from Africa. Aditional problems I have with teaching history in a public setting regarding black history, which always leads to the issue of slavery, is that inconvenient truths are left out. For instance, the trade triangle of slaves and rum leaves out the fact that African tribes would conquer an capture other African tribes and sell them to the Dutch traders. All deptictions of slavery somehow like to leave that little aspect out, solely focusing on the actions of the white Westerners and not the complicity in this by other Africans.

Thus, the whole political agenda of attempting to lie or obsfuscate about the historical record is dangerous and not ignorant, since it is done with full intent-stupid.

CBH
01-15-2011, 20:49
And keep in mind...this is just a very small sample.
www.blacknews.com
Miss Black America
Miss Black (U.S. State)
Black Coaches Association
blackcomedians.com
Black Lawyers Association
NAACP
The African American Museum
www.blackgolfclubs.com
www.blackskiclubs.com
www.blackmotorcycleclubs.net
www.blackwriters.org
ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS
ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SOCIOLOGISTS
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
ASSOC. OF BLACK PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS
NATIONAL ASSOC. OF BLACK WOMEN ATTORNEYS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ENGINEERS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL BLACK REPUBLICAN COUNCIL
Black Coaches Association
BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine
Black Entertainment Television
Black Contractors Association
The Congressional Black Caucus
www.blackactors.net

Mushinto
01-15-2011, 23:00
And keep in mind...this is just a very small sample.
www.blacknews.com
Miss Black America
Miss Black (U.S. State)
Black Coaches Association
blackcomedians.com
Black Lawyers Association
NAACP
The African American Museum
www.blackgolfclubs.com
www.blackskiclubs.com
www.blackmotorcycleclubs.net
www.blackwriters.org
ASSOCIATION OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS
ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SOCIOLOGISTS
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
ASSOC. OF BLACK PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS
NATIONAL ASSOC. OF BLACK WOMEN ATTORNEYS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ENGINEERS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL BLACK REPUBLICAN COUNCIL
Black Coaches Association
BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine
Black Entertainment Television
Black Contractors Association
The Congressional Black Caucus
www.blackactors.net

Don't forget Beef and Black Bean Sause.

rgregoryb
01-16-2011, 15:37
and Blackened Shrimp

vikingsoftpaw
01-20-2011, 05:33
At one point I was dead set against that sort of stuff. My opinion changed somewhat after taking a couple of obligatory African American studies in college. I was exposed to a lot of material that properly belonged in an American History text. In my days high school texts would contain references to slavery and MLK Jr. in regarding blacks. For a long time history was 'Whitewashed'.

callihan_44
01-20-2011, 22:02
i dont have a problem with black history month, what im sick of is people like jesse jackson- al sharpton droppn the race card everytime the wind changes directions

JK-linux
01-20-2011, 22:26
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.

My wife (who is an engineer) wonders the same thing in regards to women being considered a minority in some cases. According to her, she has the same rights under the Bill of Rights as me and it's demeaning to separate her out because of gender. She feels it does a real number in delegitimizing things she accomplishes because there is a tinge of perceived protection, favoritism or entitlement that distracts from her actual achievements sometimes. Basically, she feels as long as women are given specialized status or treatment, you wind up with the "separate but equal being inherently unequal" thing. She also feels you can't effectively legislate an icehole into hiring or liking someone they don't want to hire, like, promote, etc... I see her point and feel the same way about most of what are considered protected divisions of people.

Donzi Gt250
01-25-2011, 16:17
The Left needs an endless supply of victims with a sense of grievance.


.

Bingo !!!!!

RichardB
01-26-2011, 10:32
The Left needs an endless supply of victims with a sense of grievance.


.

Black history month also addresses those who only think of African blood people as lazy, welfare loving, fornicators to remind those other Americans about black's achievements throughout American history and society.

It may well be overkill, but guys we celebrate, for example, Christmas and Independence Day every year even though most of us pretty much know the story.

nathanours
01-28-2011, 13:41
This post has been dwelling on old stuff, Black History Month, maybe its time to propose a "Poor White Trash" month to honor those folks whose most apparent accomplishments to outsiders are having large numbers of children. The rest of us need to know about their clever inventions and systems that allowed them to survive.

Can we find a few congressmen who will publicly identify their antecedents as PWT and propose legislation to recognize and study this under appreciated minority?:tongueout:

Since the focus group meetings, congressional hearings, and studies needed to support the need for this month or maybe even a new national holiday will take years, I despair that I will not be around when the legislation is finally signed by the president.:crying:

This has got to be a joke right? We already are forced to "celebrate the achievements" of a certain race while no other races are represented. On top of that you propose to have a month that points out what many consider to be the worst of the white race?

johnson8861
01-28-2011, 14:08
We all know about the BET channel.

Hispanics have the "Si" T.V.

When is the WET channel coming out?

:headscratch:
Isn't it called Spike TV

johnson8861
01-28-2011, 14:15
Kind of like having the UNCF and NAACP

Maybe there needs to be UWCF and NAAWP


Its all a bunch of crock.

Oh and what about the black caucus?

Why ?

If any white came up with something equivalent for whites there would be an outcry on all the liberal run media outlets.

Makes no sense to me.:upeyes:
NAAWP does exist, it is however terrorist, security threat group.

Joshhtn
01-28-2011, 14:17
"Unity is the worlds key, and racial harmony. Untill the white man stops calling himself white and the black man stops calling himself black, we will not see it. All the people on earth are just one family"

-Bob Marley

9mmParabellum
01-28-2011, 14:18
Is there a White History Month???:dunno:

Everyday

nathanours
01-28-2011, 15:40
"Unity is the worlds key, and racial harmony. Untill the white man stops calling himself white and the black man stops calling himself black, we will not see it. All the people on earth are just one family"

-Bob Marley

This makes no sense. In the biggest study ever conducted on this type of thing, diversity is shown to have very negative effects.

"the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings."

Anyway here is the article:

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/08/05/the_downside_of_diversity/

Do not interpret this as me saying one people group is in any way superior to another, I believe everyone is equal. I just don't think the best idea is always forcing everyone to interact with each other.

RichardB
01-28-2011, 18:24
This has got to be a joke right? We already are forced to "celebrate the achievements" of a certain race while no other races are represented. On top of that you propose to have a month that points out what many consider to be the worst of the white race?

I have found that the real world is a tough place for humans. Humor is a primary survival mechanism; it helps keep the grey cells agile.

As a young person I had more interaction with PWT than other folks at the bottom of the food chain. So I have some residual sympathy and appreciation for their situation. How do our children not become snobs except through continuing education?

vGnzlz
02-02-2011, 20:04
Better still: Indian History month.
We screwed them over and took their land...

My very best idea: Let's teach American History.


thats a grand idea.......but i think BH month came about because "American History" tended to be "one-sided"....

rgregoryb
02-04-2011, 21:52
http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2008/06/peanutbutter_skippy.jpg

Mike2
04-25-2011, 12:04
I will be glad when we get to the point where we can associate with whom we please, we do not have to be forced to associate with people we would rather not associate with. If people would just follow the golden rule and treat others as they would like to be treated, all of this would be a non issue. One thing that I would like to suggest is that in all government applications for "whatever" only a person's name and other information such as address, telephone number, email etc be gathered. It should be illegal to collect information such as race and sex on ANY application for government benefits, this would make the playing ground level for all.

Doc Holliday
04-26-2011, 08:23
Everyday

'Everyday is White History Month'? :upeyes:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4495767188_71012c302b.jpg

dbh_glock
04-26-2011, 10:41
'Everyday is White History Month'? :upeyes:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4495767188_71012c302b.jpg

You owe me a keyboard... :rofl:

Glockdude1
04-26-2011, 10:51
You owe me a keyboard... :rofl:

2 keyboards........... :rofl:

1911gobang
06-28-2011, 20:37
Okay, first of all...I am NOT prejudiced or racist....
I hate everyone equally....no preferences....

Until EVERYONE grows up and quits acting like a whiny bunch of *****es, there is going to be racism....Black history month....hispanic history month....white history month....

Who gives a flyin' ****** anyway?? Our schools USED to teach AMERICAN history and WORLD history and (STATE) history....
What the **** happened....oh wait....PC happened and pu**y ass politicians who didn't have the balls to stand up to the lobbyists and the mother *******ing liberal agenda.....

The libtards finally got a black man in the WH and they are STILL *****ing and whining.....
And ANYONE who doesn't agree with the GD libtards and the left is a ******ing RACIST?!?!?!?! REALLY!!!!!:steamed:

Let's see....
Unprecedented government debt
Unprecedented government spending
Unemployment at record levels for record time frames
A gallon of gas costing more than a gallon of milk
China well on its way to being the world's financial cornerstone
Idle oil wells in the U.S. because of BHO's moratorium on drilling
Record levels of foreclosures and bankruptcy in the U.S.

Looks to me like the first step to a socialist republic is well on its way...

"Destroy the economy and confidence of a democracy, and socialism will brew out of the quagmire...". Don't know who said it or where I read it, but it is happening....right here...right now....and George Soros is LOVING IT!!!! It fuels his secret "I'm gonna live forever" machine.....

Personally, I am sick and mother ****ing tired of all the GD diversity...the PC'ness....tryin' to make everyone happy?!?!?!?! again....

REALLY?!?!?!?!?

Little leaguers lose....get used to it....
Life ain't fair....get used to it.....
Our forefathers had slaves....get used to it...
Children get sick and die...get used to it.....
If you want something, get a MF'ing JOB and *******ing EARN IT!!!!!!!
The libtards and dems complain like whiny little *****es when they don't get their way.......I'll never get used to it....

And yet, in this country, party whores can kill their children, celebrities get away with murder, and get this...anybody watch Fox today?

A 95 year old cancer patient was searched by the TSA today, and her daughter burst into tears over it, which then triggered an "alarm" with the TSA agent....she was asked to remove her mother's adult diaper because the TSA agent said there was something suspicious on her mother's leg...it was a medical appliance for her chemotherapy.....

There was a time in this country when anyone asking to strip search a 95 year old woman would have resulted in a corpse swinging from a tree somewhere...NO THAT IS NOT RACIST!!!! Lynch mobs were around LONG before this racist bull**** was.....THAT is how justice was served in the wild west....and remember....there were free black landowners in the mid 1800's. They did NOT rally for equality or sue someone for a racial slur....they took care of their land and thier farms and most of all....their families....

Instead, the TSA served up a lame ass statement for damage control to protect the decision of their agent....

IMHO that "agent" needs to be reprimanded with a tire iron.....

I am all for some security on the airlines, but a 95 year old cancer patient is going WAY too far.....

HEY....TSA Agent....IT'S CALLED DISCRETION YOU *******!!!!
I hope you ****your pants every ******ing day....

God help us, this country needs an enema......

:rant::rant::rant:

Sorry gang....sorry GT'ers, but it has gone far enough.......

Just my $.02 worth....

Ruggles
06-28-2011, 20:53
Soooo....

When"white" history was taught/celebrated the blacks were upset..........
Now that "black" history is taught/celebrated the whites are upset.............

Seems like a no win :rofl:

As far as all the black centered groups mentioned above I am not sure they are any different than all of the groups based on nationality, religion or anything else that are everywhere......I see no difference between the JDL, the NAACP or the IADLC etc.....:dunno:

fxstchewy
07-10-2011, 05:57
I don't celebrate this month.

Turk
09-11-2011, 03:03
How about Gun Toteing Redneck History Month?

DAIadvisor
10-17-2011, 13:22
We all know about the BET channel.

Hispanics have the "Si" T.V.

When is the WET channel coming out?

:headscratch:

It's already out and code named "CMT"

kostnerave
10-25-2011, 20:49
I agree, If one wants to dedicate something to a certain race, it shouldn't be allowed in todays society. It absolutely pits race against race. While in the past there were certainly some problems between the races and people took advantage, this doesn't occur now like it did. One race doesn't owe another race anything now. I say the same for race based colleges where other races cannot get in, I also say it for equal opportunity as well. Let someone be rewarded for what they can do, not because of their color.

Amen+ Very well said.

IQof1
11-09-2011, 23:57
just look at the history of "countries" run by blacks, look at the cities run by them...for that matter, look at the White House......

Glockdude1
11-10-2011, 00:25
just look at the history of "countries" run by blacks, look at the cities run by them...for that matter, look at the White House......

.........run into the ground.......... :steamed:

SDDL-UP
11-19-2011, 00:47
Why a "black history" month?

Because "history" is always told through the eyes of the dominant culture, and the dominant culture for a long, LONG time has been "not black". The way I see it - it's TECHNOLOGY, not skin color. If blacks had invented gun powder, the nuclear weapon, been the first to fly an airplane, or invent the automobile, we'd instead be forced to have a "white history" month.

I have nothing against any race, the real question is "what do you have to offer society?". And it's not a racial question, it's a very individual question... what do YOU have to offer society?

usafric
02-01-2012, 11:29
I was born in the US but raised in the UK and moved back here when I was 21. I have served 23 years and now am retired from the US Air Force. I have seen and worked with all kinds of different people of all cultures.

My question is: Why do Americans have to hyphen their titles? ex. African-American, Asian-American?

Aren't we all AMERICANS!!!

PS. I am glad to read that I am not the only one who wonders why we have BHM.

HexHead
02-01-2012, 11:36
A couple of weeks ago I was wondering why don't we celebrate John Wilkes Booth's birthday? He did more for blacks than MLK ever did, they just don't know it.

RichardB
02-01-2012, 12:51
Please explain.

I lived in the Jim Crow south and it sucked.

Booth was before my time. I never saw any of his plays.

Farmalljon
03-01-2012, 15:41
Likewise, why do we allow the existance of the NAACP??? Isn't that inherantly racist? How about we start an NAAWP? Can you imagine the uproar if someone seriously suggested it?

Glockdude1
03-01-2012, 15:50
Likewise, why do we allow the existance of the NAACP??? Isn't that inherantly racist? How about we start an NAAWP? Can you imagine the uproar if someone seriously suggested it?

:agree:

Stover918
03-01-2012, 15:57
My pistols, however, I always kept by me

Mushinto
03-01-2012, 23:53
Likewise, why do we allow the existance of the NAACP??? Isn't that inherantly racist? How about we start an NAAWP? Can you imagine the uproar if someone seriously suggested it?

WOW! That's the first time I heard that idea. Maybe you should form that group. I bet a lot of people would join.

Sheeesh.

EmbryRiddle
03-02-2012, 00:09
WOW! That's the first time I heard that idea. Maybe you should form that group. I bet a lot of people would join.

Sheeesh.

isn't that what the KKK already claim they have? I heard they are constantly looking for members....:dunno:

RichardB
03-02-2012, 08:11
Likewise, why do we allow the existance of the NAACP??? Isn't that inherantly racist? How about we start an NAAWP? Can you imagine the uproar if someone seriously suggested it?

The NAACP's membership is not restricted due to race. "Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans."

http://www.naacp.org/

You can join by using the following link.

http://action.naacp.org/pages/join

happyguy
03-02-2012, 08:32
Black History Month is a good way to impress on underprivileged black youth the contributions of others of their race.

The Black Expo is a great example of this thinking.

Then afterwards they can hang out together in fellowship.

8 people shot downtown after Indiana Black Expo event - YouTube

Regards,
Happyguy :)

Mushinto
03-02-2012, 09:52
The NAACP's membership is not restricted due to race. "Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. ...

Wrong. The National Rifle Association was founded in 1871. The NAACP can be the second oldest.

Airhasz
03-05-2012, 23:49
I hired in USPS in 1985 and we were lectured first day there was zero tolerance on racism and anyone will be fired no questions asked. I then proceeded to spend a whole career there reading t shirts that said " ITS A BLACK THING, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND " ....that place is a shlthole anyhow so it wasn't to surprising...lol

HDMotorcop
03-22-2012, 22:47
"$12/yr Prison membership" ??????

The NAACP's membership is not restricted due to race. "Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans."

http://www.naacp.org/

You can join by using the following link.

http://action.naacp.org/pages/join

RichardB
03-23-2012, 06:10
"$12/yr Prison membership" ??????

Prisoners' salaries suck.:supergrin:

HexHead
03-23-2012, 06:21
It's just a matter of time before we have Muslim History Month.

HexHead
03-23-2012, 06:26
Please explain.

I lived in the Jim Crow south and it sucked.

Booth was before my time. I never saw any of his plays.

Lincoln was a disciple of Henry Clay and a "resettler". He wanted to deport former slaves after the war back to Africa, Haiti, central and South America. Basically anywhere but here. Had he lived, the black population in the US would be nil. Booth changed all that with a bullet to his head.

RichardB
03-23-2012, 07:13
Me thinks that had he tried to deport them he would have heard the same song from farmers and small businesses that we hear today about illegals: "If they go, who will do the work?"

Chui
03-31-2012, 18:28
I wonder why, in today's world, we still need a Black History Month. Considering we are trying to get everyone to consider everyone else equal and remind us that we are all Americans, it seems to me that we're creating a dividing line with a month specifically designated to remember and honor black Americans. It's all American history not specifically black history, so I don't get it. IMO, it separates instead of uniting so I don't get it. I think if anyone was going to do anything about getting rid of it, little O would be a rational choice and something I could actually get behind him on, but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a touchy subject, so please keep it civil.

The very fact that u asked is proof positive why we should remain subjected to it... They were written out of history books in the 1930's. It ALL needs to be taught INCLUDING the histories of the Caucasian Tribes - your ancestors (and some of mine, too).


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Chui
03-31-2012, 18:31
Why a "black history" month?

Because "history" is always told through the eyes of the dominant culture, and the dominant culture for a long, LONG time has been "not black". The way I see it - it's TECHNOLOGY, not skin color. If blacks had invented gun powder, the nuclear weapon, been the first to fly an airplane, or invent the automobile, we'd instead be forced to have a "white history" month.

I have nothing against any race, the real question is "what do you have to offer society?". And it's not a racial question, it's a very individual question... what do YOU have to offer society?

EXCEEDINGLY WELL PUT.


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dpadams6
04-04-2012, 17:59
I retired from the Federal Government a little over two years ago.

The last "Diversity" training I had was for supervisors. The training concept was to present the "facts" (or more correctly, the information they wanted us to have) then let us come to the proper conclusions.

In Alaska, where we were located, only 7% of the agency workforce was black. Since they needed 26%, the remainder of their "quota" was filled mostly with Native Alaskans. Management claims there is no quota, as such, but you better believe there is an acceptable/unacceptable precentage!

The class was almost 50% white and almost 50% black. There were a couple Alaska Natives. Interesting, huh?

The main activity of the class was to break into groups and discuss the topics thrown out by the instructor. We were to see the error of our ways and come to the proper conclusions after hearing of the experiences from "diverse" participants in each group. The topics concerned discrimination.

Needless to say this training concept did not work very well.

Being the outspoken guy I am, I finally asked the instructor to please just tell me what I was supposed to know!!!!

She blew her cool, threw up her hands, and said, "When you receive a list of candidates for a job you must select the diverse candidate!"

The white supervisors, as a group, felt we should select the very best qualified candidate regardless of race, sex, religion, etc. :dunno:

"No," the instructor argued, "All the candidates on the list were put there because they were qualified, PICK THE DIVERSE CANDIDATE!"


At this point, the black students (supervisory as well as nonsupervisory) explained to us that we (Whitey) owe them for past trangressions and we must now swing the balance in their favor by giving them management jobs whenever a job opened and a diverse candidate applied.


All I ever wanted to do was a good job and to fill my crew with good workers.
With this kind of thinking as well as other similar stupid concepts, I decided I could not retire soon enough.

Maybe this explains a lot....like why the government workforce is so screwed up, why they waste so much money, why we have a BHM, why we can have a NAACP but not a NAAWP, and how that guy got into the white house (as the most powerful leader on earth) without any leadership experience.

This is not a rant. I have washed my hands of it as much as possible.
I advise you to pay cash, don't trust the banks or the government, can some deermeat and green beans, and load up some extra ammo.
:dancing:

You forgot to mention that He is a Muslim and not eligible to be potus either.

RichardB
04-05-2012, 07:01
"At this point, the black students (supervisory as well as nonsupervisory) explained to us that we (Whitey) owe them for past trangressions and we must now swing the balance in their favor by giving them management jobs whenever a job opened and a diverse candidate applied."

I recall when the South was in turmoil due to the efforts to desegregate hearing some devout folks at church were saying that integration was the Almighty's punishment for America for allowing slavery.

One may or may not buy that line of thought but I think they referenced the old King James Bible Exodus 20:5 to support their understanding.

You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Payback for what happened from 1640 to 1955 can be a *****.

He is risen.