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Whites - Don't Deserve a White History Month
My Nissan Frontier | 02/27/2009 | Reuters

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.

Freepers… What would YOU have said?


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KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth; politicalcorrectness; prejudice; racialbias; racism; reverseracism; whitehistorymonth
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1 posted on 02/27/2009 11:43:46 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Excuse me, but aren’t you exhibiting the same racism that you are excusing whites of the past of committing?


2 posted on 02/27/2009 11:45:27 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Responsibility2nd

It would need to be a White History decade, because of all of the accomplishments whites have contributed to Civilization.


4 posted on 02/27/2009 11:45:29 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I want Mutt History Month


5 posted on 02/27/2009 11:45:43 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think I would have asked her what color were the founding fathers?


6 posted on 02/27/2009 11:45:53 AM PST by vharlow
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nobody deserves a special month. Just teach history.


7 posted on 02/27/2009 11:46:11 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t think there should be a white history month, a black history month or a month for people with blonde hair and blue eyes.


8 posted on 02/27/2009 11:46:46 AM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: txnativegop

They will tell you the standard line that blacks CAN’T be racists.


9 posted on 02/27/2009 11:46:55 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, If you fully buy into the oppressors/victims view of the world, the kids are absolutely right. Right now the leftist culture dominating the discussion buys into that view completely.


10 posted on 02/27/2009 11:47:38 AM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Responsibility2nd

This attempt to divide people based on skin color is evil. Frankly, I would appreciate it if schools actually taught history instead of advocating racism.


11 posted on 02/27/2009 11:47:39 AM PST by DaveyB (A government's ability to give is proportionate to their power to take away!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The response:

REALLY? PROVE THAT BLACKS ARE NOT RACISTS!


12 posted on 02/27/2009 11:47:44 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Responsibility2nd

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.-Ayn Rand


13 posted on 02/27/2009 11:47:51 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd

I would have said: “Daughter, I have failed in my duties to see to it that you have a proper education”


14 posted on 02/27/2009 11:48:41 AM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: aliquando

and that, would be the best answer. Just teach history.


15 posted on 02/27/2009 11:48:49 AM PST by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: txnativegop

Sorry, It’s just me. But I don’t know what you mean. Can you elaborate and re-phrase your question?


16 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:07 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, if our history is worth no more than a month...

How about WHITE HISTORY MILLENIUM!

Declare it today.


17 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:09 AM PST by Semper Mark (Communism is Socialism with a gun to your head.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Of course not


18 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:23 AM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Responsibility2nd
(She is a high school sophomore)

Well...

Freepers… What would YOU have said?

I'd have told her to knock off the drugs.
Get out of the "high school" and into a "highschool".

19 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:33 AM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m not certain, but was it your daughter that was taking the liberal position here?

If so, PULL HER OUT OF THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL INDOCTRINATION CESSPOOL ASAP!


20 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:35 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t know what I would have said to her but I’m tired of having to worship at the altar of black pride.


21 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:45 AM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I think it is important that political correctness become a two-edged sword. Only when those who use it to their advantage start getting cut by it will it fall out of vogue.
22 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:53 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh yea, Black history is so much more meaningful.


23 posted on 02/27/2009 11:49:55 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sooner or later, whites may very well leave this country, give these spoiled racists their precious black nation, and then laugh as these stupid fools fall apart. Just like Africa.


24 posted on 02/27/2009 11:50:47 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: mnehrling
I want Mutt History Month

Coming soon to the nearest Barack H. Obama High School in your area.

25 posted on 02/27/2009 11:51:01 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

To be fair to your daughter you need to educate her on the race baiting mentality of segments of society and to not feel guilty for their sin.


26 posted on 02/27/2009 11:51:06 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Whites don’t deserve a special history month due to the racial prejudices they’ve committed over the years”.
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To your daughter, i might have said:

Black racisim is far more pervasive TODAY, but they don’t want to hear it, and they fail to understand their own prejudices. They still have a long way to go before they can overcome the bitterness that they have been taught by their parents.

Past injustices by people who are long dead should not be imputed to people who are not guilty of such improprieties.

If people want to be treated as equals, they can’t go around claiming that some people dont “deserve” things because of their race.


27 posted on 02/27/2009 11:51:27 AM PST by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Only Whites can be racist.

It is written in stone using black chisels.


28 posted on 02/27/2009 11:51:29 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Individual freedom is measurable ... If taxes take all you earn, you are a slave.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All of us are Mutts..


29 posted on 02/27/2009 11:51:39 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd

‘With only four years of highschool available, there simply isn’t time to list all the world changing accomplishments of caucasians, honey, or the stories of the millions of dead caucasians that gave their life freeing slaves here in America, or around the world. Cacausians don’t need a ‘year’ or a ‘month’ or even a ‘day’ because they do what they do when the need arises because its the Right Thing, and thats enough for them.’


30 posted on 02/27/2009 11:51:42 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: TheThinker

So am I. I don’t anymore, I only worship God and his Son and not these overpuffed filth.


31 posted on 02/27/2009 11:52:01 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: pappyone

lolol.

That’s obvious, huh?

As I send her to a public skrewl.


32 posted on 02/27/2009 11:52:50 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Explain to your daughter that the real racists in our society pander to minorities for their own feelings of guilt and in the process do more harm to their intended subjects by making them feel like they are different and special rather than ordinary human beings. It is the same reason why Mommy and Daddy get Martin Luther King day off from work, but not Washington’s birthday.


33 posted on 02/27/2009 11:52:57 AM PST by bluedressman
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To: edcoil
French poodles.

-PJ

34 posted on 02/27/2009 11:54:07 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Neither.

I’ve had it with all this 24/7 race baiting.

My children have been forced to participate in black history month pageants. Some kid started a rumor that students who don’t participate will be expelled.

My 12 year old son wants to say, “Can I just sit in the audience and read ‘I Am Legend’? It has a picture of a black guy on it...”

He cracks me up sometimes.


35 posted on 02/27/2009 11:54:29 AM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Blacks are allowed to have clubs in which only blacks can be members. If blacks only allow other blacks to be in these clubs, it is the definition of racism.

Blacks accuse whites of the racism of people long dead, but think that black racism is permissible.


36 posted on 02/27/2009 11:54:59 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Niuhuru

Agreed. What would happen if the majority of the tax base were to leave? Hell, If I have to live under a socialist regime, I might as well move to Canada.


37 posted on 02/27/2009 11:55:02 AM PST by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She must be confrewsed.


38 posted on 02/27/2009 11:55:45 AM PST by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: txnativegop

Their arguement is that because blacks aren’t in positions of authority, they can’t be racists. They like to pretend that no black has ever risen above the level of lackey.


39 posted on 02/27/2009 11:55:57 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I would have her ask her friends if they did not know about the whites that shed blood during the civil war to abolish slavery? Or the whites that stood with the black civil rights activists during the 50s and 60s and risked injury or death? How fair is a Black History month if these points are not brought up?


40 posted on 02/27/2009 11:56:19 AM PST by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: mnehrling

anything to be different, right?


41 posted on 02/27/2009 11:56:19 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: aliquando
Nobody deserves a special month. Just teach history.

But if Julius Caesar created July, and Augustus Caesar created August, maybe we should have Baracktober?

-PJ

42 posted on 02/27/2009 11:56:26 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

OK anythng white is out, so how a Black Family Responsibility Month? (Seeing as broken homes are highy correlated with social problems).


43 posted on 02/27/2009 11:56:39 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: aliquando

exactly. enough divide & conquer


44 posted on 02/27/2009 11:56:58 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Political Junkie Too

No that month is named for the OCTOmom


45 posted on 02/27/2009 11:57:37 AM PST by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They forget that one must have (or at least should have) some leadership ability. Being able to extort other people is not a leadership quality in my book.


46 posted on 02/27/2009 11:58:18 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Responsibility2nd

I want Greco-Roman Classical History month but I am kind of strange.


47 posted on 02/27/2009 11:58:35 AM PST by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How about just having a “History Month” since we are all Americans?

Having an exclusive “black’ month is racism perpetuatal.
Let’s teach “American History”. It is all inclusive.
America is not all about black people. Everyone has contributed something.


48 posted on 02/27/2009 11:58:38 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who freed the slaves? How many non-whites in Congress when the Civil Rights Act was passed?


49 posted on 02/27/2009 11:59:35 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: FearlessFreep

Exactly. At least in Canada they don’t scream about how evil whites ruin the country.

I wish I could give all these spoiled brats a good whipping. It would go a short way toward getting rid of my frustration.


50 posted on 02/27/2009 11:59:54 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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