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Does America Still Need Black History Month?
American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2014 | Alice Nelson

Posted on 02/20/2014 5:43:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Here we are again, another February, black president firmly ensconced in office -- for a second term, no less -- and still we feel the need to set aside a month to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans. Each year we get a collective pat on the head by race hustlers and guilty liberals who act as if our skin color is akin to suffering from some kind of affliction that needs special compensation.

Maybe we could organize a telethon to help find a cure? So even with a so-called post-racial president, there are still far too many of us willing to segregate people into separate groups, setting them apart based on something as insignificant as skin color.

Carter G. Woodson is considered the 'Father' of Black History Month. He started it back in 1926, and chose the second week in February so that it would coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

In 1976 it was extended into the month-long celebration we engage in today. But do we still need a separate month to recognize the accomplishments of blacks? I would say no. Of course, there are still racists, as exist in any country, but no longer is there the institutionalized kind of racism in America that does not allow blacks the same opportunities afforded whites. There are a plethora of successful American blacks, as well as endless opportunities for us that weren't available 87 years ago.

No longer is a thriving black community an oddity that needs a month-long commemoration. Our successes have become a normal part of the American landscape.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Education; History; Society
KEYWORDS: black; history; racism; slavery

1 posted on 02/20/2014 5:43:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

YES!!!!!!!!!! AND Polish History Month, and Irish History Month, and Ialian History Month, and German History Month, and Greek History Month, and Spanish History Month....and... and....


2 posted on 02/20/2014 5:54:14 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind
Does America Still Need Black History Month?

Did it ever need it?

3 posted on 02/20/2014 5:54:54 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind
I personally think conservatives should seize our rightful place in black history month by praising conservatives who stood for equality for all. Any attempt to get rid of black history month will be seen as an attack and used by the left.

Better to morph it into American history month through truth.



Rick Ector of Rick's Firearms academe has been posting some great stories for black history month on his blog about real heros.

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit salutes Black History Month by honoring patriots who fought for freedom. Today's honoree is Dwight Hal Johnson.

As an enlisted Army soldier in Vietnam during January of 1968, Johnson engaged in a series of courageous acts that have not been equalled in any action film ever created. For his valor, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH).

His MOH Citation reads as the following:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Specialist 5 Johnson, a tank driver with Company B, was a member of a reaction force moving to aid other elements of his platoon, which was in heavy contact with a battalion size North Vietnamese force. Specialist Johnson's tank, upon reaching the point of contact, threw a track and became immobilized. Realizing that he could do no more as a driver, he climbed out of the vehicle, armed only with a .45 caliber pistol. Despite intense hostile fire, Specialist Johnson killed several enemy soldiers before he had expended his ammunition. Returning to his tank through a heavy volume of antitank rocket, small arms and automatic weapons fire, he obtained a sub-machine gun with which to continue his fight against the advancing enemy. Armed with this weapon, Specialist Johnson again braved deadly enemy fire to return to the center of the ambush site where he courageously eliminated more of the determined foe. Engaged in extremely close combat when the last of his ammunition was expended, he killed an enemy soldier with the stock end of his submachine gun. Now weaponless, Specialist Johnson ignored the enemy fire around him, climbed into his platoon sergeant's tank, extricated a wounded crewmember and carried him to an armored personnel carrier. He then returned to the same tank and assisted in firing the main gun until it jammed. In a magnificent display of courage, Specialist Johnson exited the tank and again armed only with a .45 caliber pistol, he engaged several North Vietnamese troops in close proximity to the vehicle. Fighting his way through devastating fire and remounting his own immobilized tank, he remained fully exposed to the enemy as he bravely and skillfully engaged them with the tank's externally-mounted .50 caliber machine gun; where he remained until the situation was brought under control. Specialist Johnson's profound concern for his fellow soldiers, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Eyewitness accounts stated that Johnson was so awash in adrenaline that it took three fellow soldiers and three shots of morphine to calm him down.

If you look up "Bad Ass" in any respectable encyclopedia, you would see Johnson's picture.

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4 posted on 02/20/2014 5:58:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind
YO! This whole article is RACISS!!

FREAKIN GOP!!


5 posted on 02/20/2014 6:09:56 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: cripplecreek
I see this and I am reminded of the jerks who say that Blacks in Viet Nam were disproportionately drafted and singled out for the worst duty.

Not true.

75% of Blacks serving in Viet Nam were volunteers and did HONORABLE SERVICE... to suggest anything otherwise is an outright lie and a slap in the face to these men.

6 posted on 02/20/2014 6:11:00 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind
no longer is there the institutionalized kind of racism in America that does not allow blacks the same opportunities afforded whites.

No, now it's reverse racism.

7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:11:20 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: cripplecreek
You forgot the rest of this great man's story.... Dwight Hal Johnson's story that is..

After his return to the United States, he was posted in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan for recruiting and public affairs duty. On April 30, 1971 he happened to walk into a Detroit Liquor store during a robbery, and was shot to death by the store owner, who assumed that being an African-American like the two men who were holding up the store, Dwight Hal Johnson was also one of the robbers. Sergeant Johnson was in reality only stopping in to buy food for his infant son. His murder was never investigated by the Detroit police. (bio by: Russ Dodge)

8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:13:18 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: SMARTY

Is it my imagination or is Black History Month actually nine and a half months long?


9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:19:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s really White Guilt month.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 6:34:24 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The "month" is almost over--

I am still waiting for coherent & comprehensive conversations about:

...the HS drop-out rate---
...out-of-wedlock birth rate--
...welfare/medicaid fraud--
... SS disability rackets--
...--knockout game--
...black-on-white crime rates--
...black-on-black crime rates...
... etc.. etc...
ad infinitum... ad nauseam...

NOTE: NOT holding my breath...

**********

I hear too much lefty claptrap from:

Rep. Elijah "Linebacker" Cummings...
Sheila Jackson "Mars-Landing" Lee...
"Mad-Max" Waters from South LA...

The Justice brothers--
....aka... Al "Megaphone" Sharpton & Jesse "BabyDaddy" Jackson

As well as...
MSNBC Melissa "Moonbat" Harris-Perry...

FNC "Contributor$"...
...Jehmu "Circle-the-Wagons" Greene...
... & most certainly Juan "CYA" Williams"

We mustn't forget...
..."Dr." Mark LaMont "Misdirection" Hill...
.... & "Takes-the-cake" Toure'

NOTE: STILL NOT holding my breath...

*************

I am still listening for the respected voices speaking true wisdom & redemptive ethics to the black community:

...Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson...
...Dr. Thomas Sowell...
...Dr. Walter Williams...
...Dr. Benjamin Carson...
...Crystal Wright...
...Senator Tim Scott...
....Francesca Chambers....
...Pastor C.L. Bryant...
...Elbert Guillory....
...Mia Love...
...LTC Allen West (USA ret)

etc... and so forth....

It's not about skin color...
....much more about the content of character--
... And personal responsibility....
...(Thank you Dr. MLK Jr.)

It's not about race or ethnicity....
... much more about real life...
...real (Biblical) values...
...real family commitment...
.... real economics...

And.... REAL FREEDOM! ...for all Americans!!!!

Analysis = complete...

*******

PE-EAC-E-E-EE....
... [high ^5] ....
...and y'all be cool...

11 posted on 02/20/2014 6:41:06 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does America still need black history month?
___

NO. Never did and still doesn’t.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:43:41 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Does America Still Need Black History Month?”

Need? I have serious response and a sarcastic response.

America needs Black History Month so that for one month out of the year successful black Americans can be venerated for the accomplishments and achievements that actually make America a better country — To try and compensate for the actual failed culture that blacks embrace the other 11 months out of the year.

Does America still need black history month — Of course, how else can focus be brought to something that a nation fought to end, decided, and ended 149 years ago.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:05 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Dick Vomer

How does one buy food for a child in a liquor store?


14 posted on 02/20/2014 7:01:01 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: SeekAndFind

America NEVER needed this useless month.

Why take a month to cover what can be taught in 5 minutes?

George Washington Carver - 1 minute to talk about peanut butter

Martin Luther King - 4 minutes to talk about the I had a dream speech

Lesson done.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 7:02:00 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Black history month will continue as long as the left feels the need to keep and maintain a permanent, angry victim class that it feeds money to from the hard-working productive people who have never victimized the “victims.”


16 posted on 02/20/2014 7:05:32 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I never had a black history month. It seemed so racist.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 7:32:07 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 4Runner
How does one buy food for a child in a liquor store?

when I did a short program in Detroit there were tons of liquor stores but it was tough finding grocery stores. Most of the liquor stores sold food/milk/rotten veggies and other toiletries. It was more of a mini-mart set up with a liquor license. I'm betting that's what he walked into.

Getting killed in Detroit isn't a stretch in imagination.

18 posted on 02/20/2014 9:11:49 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s the Chicago death rate for February?.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 9:15:09 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

At least it’s the shortest month of the year.

I wouldn’t mind it so much if they actually did teach Black History, men like George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 9:16:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Every aspect of living in America reminds us daily about black history, why bother with a month? In fact, the whites had absolutely nothing to do with anything in this country.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 9:29:44 AM PST by Toespi
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To: SeekAndFind

We need 12 months of black history month along side the 24 months of breast cancer awareness month per year. Oh wait, we already have that.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 11:15:58 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

no we need an AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH every month of the year written by conservatives and patriots, not America-hating, fascist libtards.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 11:38:04 AM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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