Skip to comments.Whites - Don't Deserve a White History Month
Posted on 02/27/2009 11:43:46 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
So here I was - taking my daughter to school this morning (She is a high school sophomore) and she was telling me of a discussion she and the other kids were having about Black History Month.
One kid suggested that - to be fair - there should be a White History Month. He was quickly chastised; "Whites don't deserve a special history month due to the racial prejudices they've committed over the years". My daughter related some of the "Rosa Parks" types of incidents as evidence of why there should be no White History Month.
It was early. I was driving and had not yet had my first cup of coffee. And so I was speechless.
What would YOU have said?
my son attends Gonzaga College HS, a Catholic all boys HS in DC. he told me a few weeks ago that the black student association brought a black minister in as an assembly for black history month. everyone was required to attend. he said the guy basically had some blame whitey rhetoric and that he draped an obama tshirt over the podium at the beginning of his talk. my son was OUTRAGED by the entire thing. i asked him if anyone else thought it was inappropriate. he said no, they don't know any better. sounds like your daughter woudl have been ok with it also.
Actually "ax" is Chaucerian Middle English (Black English comes from the British Isles, not Africa). We po' buckruhs say "ast."
Are you stalking me? Following me from thread to thread?
lolol - Kidding.
But my friend... You are wrong, wrong wrong.
Obamas election proved that racism is all but dead in this country
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!
You so funnee!!!
My first issue would have been with the school board and the teachers union for promoting hate comments in the class room that my tax dollars were paying for. Then my lawyer would have been called to sue the school system for teaching hate based indoctrination and would request the immediate removal of and barring from ever teaching again the principal, teacher, superintendent of the school district and any other person involved in this type of cult programming. Until they are forced to defend their actions and ideals with facts they will continue to wreck this country one mind at a time.
By the conventional definition Barack Obama barely qualifies. But he subscribes to the "right" positions.
Apparently "African American" refers not to birth, descent, or skin color but to support of atheism, abortion, and buggery.
does Murkan-American count? Best I can do.
Strange you would say that after the admission you just made.
Tell your daughter that what is happening is cultural and not racial.
People make an individual choice of how they want to interact with the world, and this is completely independent of race. You can choose to be a positive person. A person who is cheerful, helpful, respectful, and has manners.
You can also be a negative person. A person who is surly, indifferent, disrespectful, and vulgar.
You will find that people that fit into the first category tend to have more friends and do better in life. The people in the latter category do not.
So who's fault is it if a noticeable subset of any specific group chooses, of their own free will, to behave in a way that is detrimental to their own best interests?
It's not about race people, it's about behavior. I know many people who are a PITA. I avoid them whenever possible, and they come in all colors.
what admission did i just make?
Excellent comments. Thanks!
Horse shit. To celebrate any one group on America is to divide America. No black, white, green or yellow history month, ever. And f*** anyone who thinks we should have one. I am tired of socialist, tired of dejure communism, tired of a**hats like Bozo and the dem and Rino congress trying to tell us how to live. F*** ‘em all and down with communism in all its forms.
You’ve hit on one of the logical inconsistences with the justification for affirmative action.
Like affirmative action???
Let me correct that Obama’s election proved that racism against blacks is all but dead in this country. Unfortunately reverse racism is alive and well.
it doesn’t matter where your kid goes to school, teaching them yourself is of paramount importance. my kids have always gone to private schools, but there is liberal bias everywhere. you are your child’s primary educator, as far as worldview and ideology, and if you leave it to someone else, you are most definitely taking your chances. i do not mean to insult you responsibility2d, but i am pretty astounded that your daughter, as a sophomore in HS, could ever buy into the liberal claptrap of black history month. don’t you talk about things at home? my kids are quite often the ONLY conservatives in their classrooms, but they have always been able to argue their position and prove themselves better informed and better able to back up their position with facts.
As long as it’s hyphenated we’re good.
When Americans STOP responding to the Race Pimps, Sharpton, Jacskon, Michelle Obama, etc. then we can carry on the American dream for us and our children. This barrage of hate and guilt can only work as long as whitey keeps responding to the nonsense. Laughter and correction with the truth is a good start. I am tired of the finger pointing by blacks and leftists, it is all divide and conquer and I’m saddened that any parent would allow that kind of tripe to go unchallenged. I’d go to the teacher and the School Board and raise hell, just for starters!
I understand. But if you can’t speak proper English, i don’t want you dealing face to face with customers.
What "admission" could you possibly be talking about?
I wouldn't have had to say anything, because I haven't failed as a parent - my kids arean't liberals, and they aren't racists.
I have done that too, with people who tried to speak spanish to me. I always respond in German. They find it irritating, which is the desired effect.
Yeah, i agree, it’s totally uncool to be so out of touch, and have done so little imparting of your values, that your kid could turn out to be a racist liberal, and not even know it.
I know my kids much better than the OP, obviously.
Judging by the original post, i would surmise his screenname describes his parenting style.
No, you’re uncool for slamming the OP instead of helping the OP. Some kids think for themselves regardless of thier parents’ instruction. I wouldn’t call this person a failed parent because I don’t even know them or thier kids.
Friend. You can call me names all you want. You have my permission.
But I’m calling you out on your veiled attack on my kid. You wanna clarify your remarks? You want to add to it?
Or will you apologize?
Your kid made racist comments. YOU admitted it.
Why do you have to ping the mods on my comment, maybe you need a mod for your kids racism. If you had been a bit more proactive over the years, you wouldn’t have a kid who makes racist comments.
Blacks will never ever acheive what they seek if they cling to victimhood.
If you think about it, there’s no yellow history month.
Or red, or even native American.
Yet Asians were enslaved and abused and rounded up after Pearl Harbor.
There should be no history month, for any race, creed, region or country. Period.
What happened to many blacks was awful but it was a very long time ago and I’d say when the most powerful single individual in the free world, “the man” as it were, is black, the goal, MLK’s vision has been forever and permanently set in stone realized.
Oprah, Tiger Woods, astronauts, politicians, generals, now president...there’s just no where else to go in society to gain this...equality!
It’s time to disband black history month, declare victory and move on.
Otherwise there’ll eventually be a back-lash of sorts, a self-fulfilling prophecy and the irony is it’ll be Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, Jews or all of the above and so on telling blacks to shut up, move on and quit whining already!
Booker T Washington said it best, about 100 years ago:
“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
My dad sent me to the store for lettuce a few days before Christmas. As I approached the produce area, a couple women switched from speaking in English to speaking in German. I selected my lettuce, then moved along after saying, "Fröhliche Weinachten". Switching languages as an exclusionary tactic doesn't work well in this country. I passed my German proficiency at UCSD by taking the SAT II test in German, then successfully completing the oral proficiency with a 30 minute discussion of an article from Der Stern with a native speaker. I don't use it much anymore, but I found it very handy while attending school. A couple of the technical books I needed were offered in English, French, German and Russian. English copies were available for a week and all checked out. German copies were available for the whole quarter. I took the German copies.
Your kid raped a llama in the boys room at school. YOU admitted it.
Since you have no proof I ever stated or even inferred my kids made racist remarks, and since this is open season day on FReeper’s children, I feel the truth can come out.
Little OJustice kids rape llamas.
Teaching the truth to our children is sometimes hard and painful but it has to be a priority. Race relations, globull warming, ... are all topics that my family has discussed since they were little ones. Raising 2 knuckle dragging redneck conservatives is my goal.
Please clear something up for me - is this your daughter being written about or did you post someone else’s story?
Yes, I know it doesn’t, but since I pick and choose when I do so, I can avoid that. I love the irritated looks I get when I do it.
There is a book called the “Color of Crime” that illustrates that it is people of color who are more likely to commit crime and even hate crimes.
i totally agree. if you aren’t talking about it at home, where are they going to get their ideology? the popular culture, including liberal claptrap about black history month, will fill in whatever we don’t tell them. if we don’t insure our kids heads are screwed on straight, we can’t blame anyone else for how they turn out. i am always amazed at conservatives who talk about their kids TURNING UP liberal [kind of like turning up PREGNANT! LOL] And i also disagree with whoever said that sometimes kids THINK FOR THEMSELVES despite the parental instruction. um, my kids think for themselves quite well, and think CONSERVATIVELY, because they understand the issues and why we believe what we believe. they aren’t just parroting back what they hear us say, we discuss things in depth.
See post # 110.
Thanks both for the link. I’ve saved it for further reading.
Screw that, let them go back to Africa.
Al Sharpton, Jesse Jacks-nnnn, John Conyers, John Lewis, just a few of the people holding down the black race more than most.
Black history month only exists in the US because for much of recorded history Black history meant Zimbwabe, South Africa, Uganda. etc
That sounds about right so I bet he’s on the “Uncle Tom” list.
A reaction based on past experince cannot be racist, nor can it be called prejudice.
Prejudice means an opinion based without the benefit of experience (or, pre-judging). Since yours is based upon experience, it cannot be prejudice.
And you are not a racist either.
You've had negative experiences that have left lasting impressions. To have such a cause and effect relationship in one's brain is simply human nature. We avoid that which has caused us pain in the past.I don't think it can be called racism, nor prejudice. Just my 2 cents.
That was a joke calex.
I thought it was obvious, sorry that it wasn’t.
After all, who was it that sold blacks into slavery? Their fellow blacks.
And who was it that fought and died to give blacks their liberty in America? It was white Americans.
In any event, your daughter deserves a firm, fair and knowledgable response. She needs to be able to defend herself from public school bullshit like this.
You can always point to things whites have done for blacks of which are numerous. Affirmative action, federal grants, loans, etc. are available for blacks as opposed to whites. You can point to Obama as an example of whites trying to do the right thing racially even if it was really dumb. What have blacks done lately that gives them extra consideration and rights?
And what is the ideal? Either everyone should enjoy celebrating the positive aspects of their racial identity, which whites also have in abundance, or we should all forget our racial identities, including blacks begin a new era without racial jealousies and resentments. You can tell her that instead or at least first.
Best that there be no history month save maybe for American History Month.
Second, home school and if not that cut her off and let her see how she likes equality.
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