I know that someone already posted a similar topic, but I'd like to look in a diffrent perspective. We try so hard to not be racist, we are racist. If a white man kills a black man, it's a hate crime and is a huge deal. But....... If a Black man kills a white man, it's a regular felony, and is not as big a problem. How does this work? I dont know. But I do know that all laws that apply to racisim should be removed if we truly wish to remove all bars that block the races.
Here's something to think about. Where's white history month?
Exactly. Not to be offensive to anyone, but you never see anything about White, or Asian, Spanish history month/week. Its only Black History Month. I think people carry the racist thing a little to far.
I didn't make it!
I agree, that is why I dislike everyone equally, or umm... I mean, like everyone... yea...
I think Month is a little Excessive. It should be Black/White/Hispanic/Asian/Whatever History Week. Otherwise we'd have a "Whatever" History Month every other month.
Same reason criminals walk free Same reason we have hate organizations. Same reason we have women and men strutting around half naked and claiming to be "entertainers" Same reason we have legalized abortion. People dont respect people, people dont want to be accountable. I think there should be a black history month, I also think there needs to be an irish history month. Those two groups pretty much built this country from the ground up. BUt what I dont like to see is it thrown in someone's face, flooded on the news etc. I remember in school, I was made to sit at a black history assembly. There were never asian history assemblies, nor were there irish, or polish, or latino (and they are becoming the dominant race in this country, where is there month) Dont get me wrong though. I still think African Americans deserve a month, or some recognition of the history they have in this country, but it would be nice if it wasnt flautned and thrown about by certain so called leaders of the minority. If you dont throw it in people's faces, your history will draw them in easiest enough Open heart surgery Peanut butter Jazz The Blues Slam Dunks Freedom All Contributed by African americans. Let the history do the talking, you might be surprised. I definately agree there is a double standard in this country. It would be nice if we would come to the conclusion that we all have (most of us ) ten fingers tens toes, hair, a mouth , we eat, we ____ , and we die. nothing in that equation seperates us, only what we percieve does that
My Primary school has replaced Black History Month with 'Diversity Day'.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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9th November 2006
uh diversity day what exactly is that? and i don't think any race should get a month of anykind i mean really wlhy can't we all jus get along? every race has been around for hundreds and only a few have been around for thousands of years but they shouldnt get a history month isn't it enough we learn about them in school? i mean isn't black history month celebrated because somebody got shot and killed? why would anyone want to celebrate that?:confused:
There is such thing as black history month because people who want it have organised it. "white" history is taught everyday in school across the nation, around the world infact. Thats why we dont have a "white" history month. If you object and would like to see one then I suggest you start organising one and put it forward somehow. The sooner we stop objecting and start celebrating one anothers successes we can get past this racism ****.
Why do we have to bother celebrating that some people have larger amounts of melanin production naturally?
Its a load of BS, people are people, skin color doesnt (or rather, shouldnt) be one of our defining characters. Giving a particular race of person a whole month only re-inforces the fact that there is a difference there.
We should be working on more important things, like the environment, rather than tip-toeing around people with a different skin color incase they get offended. If someone doesnt like you tough shit, not everyone in the worlds going to like you, just get on with life instead of screaming and crying like a baby about racism. You might as well do something else equally useless like suing a company because you put your dog in the freezer cos it had a temperature and when you took it out it was frozen. Boo hoo.