Skip to comments.Students Claim Abuse of Black History Month on Campuses
Posted on 02/27/2006 10:04:36 AM PST by FerdieMurphy
Parents will be surprised -- at times shocked -- to learn that leading colleges and universities have used the February Black History Month to lash out angrily at whites, to spread socialist ideas, and to honor the Black Panthers, according to a statement released by the Young America's Foundation.
They claim that missing from many Black History Month campus activities were positive messages and discussions about the accomplishments that blacks have made in business, education, government, and science. They also complain that "too few black conservative speakers, such as Ward Connerly, Walter Williams, and Star Parker, were invited to provide a balanced and uplifting message of Black Americans."
Fewer even mention such African-American luminaries as Secretary of State Condi Rice and General Colin Powell.
Young America's Foundation researched the Black History Month calendars of 83 leading colleges and universities in the United States. The 12 schools listed below highlight the most flagrant instances of left-wing activism's hijacking of an entire month. Instead of applauding the accomplishments of blacks in history, students were fed a steady diet of "victim politics" and anti-white sentiment.
The list will shock some, but most conservatives and moderates have come to expect such politically-motivated shenanigans from the institutions of higher learning in America.
1. In what has to be the most egregiously biased commemoration of Black History Month, the University of New Mexico celebrated the Black Panthers' 40th Anniversary. Speakers included Elaine Brown, who clearly endorsed socialism when she intended to help "poor population[s] through redistribution of massive revenues." Another speaker, Mark Rudd, a white Marxist from the 1960s, was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a group affiliated with the Weather Underground -- known for several bombings during the 1960's and 1970's. Rudd was president of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society during the 1960's, which served as an umbrella organization for socialists, radical feminists, Maoists, communists, and Marxists.
2. Tennessee State brought conspiracy theorist Dick Gregory, who claims that the CIA knowingly allowed minority neighborhoods in Los Angeles to be flooded with crack/cocaine. Gregory believes that "the major white media continue to ignore the possibility that the CIA knew the Nicaraguans were raising money by selling drugs in black communities."
3. University of Maryland's Protest and Revolution in the Black Community: Where Do We Go From Here? featured rapper M-1 of the group Dead Prez. M-1 refers to America as "Amerikkka" and believes in a "conscious world wide struggle with decisive victory won in the area of defeating capitalism and imperialism which is our main enemy." "Where I'm coming from," M-1 continues, "the critical part of revolutionary struggle is concerned with taking power out of the hands of people who stole it [whites] from us all these years and returning back those resources."
4. Brown landed Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP, to address the campus community. Bond has stated that conservatives' "idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side." Bond doesn't believe that America has made progress abrogating racial barriers. "Everywhere we see racial fault lines which divide American society," he said, "as much now as at anytime [sic] in our past."
5. Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp led discussions at Notre Dame on the 1955 brutal murder of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old black boy living in Mississippi. To Beauchamp, this brutal murder is not just about racism during segregation, but it's "going to help with reparations, it's going to help with affirmative action, [and] it's going to help with other civil rights cases that need to be reopened."
6. UCLA brought author Randall Robinson to campus. Robinson is famous for saying that "Whites don't give a sh-t what we [blacks] think. Never did. Never will" and that whites are "little more than upper primates." Robinson authored the book, The Debt, a slavery reparations manifesto.
7. Stanford brought the rapper and founder of the hip-hop label Public Enemy, Chuck D, to campus. In addition to serving as spokesman for organizations such as Rock the Vote and the National Urban League, Chuck's EnemeyBoard on the Public Enemy's website has called the Bush Administration a "wolf in sheeps [sic] clothing," posited that the Patriot Act "overrides our Constitution," contends that Jesus Christ came to violently overthrow capitalists, and refers to Justice Thomas as "Clarence 'Uncle' Thomas."
8. Columbia invited University of California at Santa Cruz professor Tricia Rose to address the student body. Rose's claim to fame came to life when she created an oral narrative discussing black women's sexuality in America. The story, entitled Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, is supposedly the first oral history of black women's sexual testimonies. Rose is no stranger to racist commentary, stating on her website that "many whites do not see (some refuse to see) that whiteness carries multiple kinds of privileges" and that "white racial advantage and privilege" are alive today.
9. Northwestern brought Bell Hooks, a self-identified feminist, who told the Third World Viewpoint that she is "concerned that there are not more Black women deeply committed to anti-capitalist politics." She also admitted that Marxism "is very crucial to educating ourselves for political consciousness."
10. Smith College brought Tim Wise, another white Marxist to campus. Wise likes to rattle on about white privilege in the United States and serves as director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE). He wrote, White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son.
11. Cornell's keynote speaker was former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial. Morial ran on the ticket as an unapologetic liberal saying that the left monopolizes the values of "equity, equality, and inclusiveness on which this nation was founded."
12. Georgetown University went the direction of a poetic racist. Sonia Sanchez discussed her vision of America. She's famous for penning "Right On: White America," a tear-jerker on America once being "a pioneer land" eliminated by the intolerance of all those that it saw different. Sanchez writes that "there ain't no mo indians, no mo real white all American bad guys." Sanchez believes that black people need to "check out," for the guns and shells are ready to destroy them.
Judging from this sample -- Young America's Foundation claims they documented 83 such programs -- one would be safe in assuming the topic of discussion was more about whites than about blacks.
Confederate swastika indeed!
Julian makes an excellent chairperson for the NAALCP.
Black History Month is just institutionalized racism.
It is about as valid as kwanza.
American history has become the story of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and a bunch of mean whities. Nothing else much has happened here for the past 2 or 3 hundred years.
THANK GOD FOR MARCH 1!!
On that day the Democrat liberal elite will herd their black activists back to the stable on the plantation.
Meanwhile, the true progressives in the black community will continue to gain power and success in the Republican Party and the business community!
The Black Panther Party opened a new office in Newark NJ.
This is not good news because the message coming from some of the Black Panther Community speakers is angry. The young poplulation does not need anger and misinformation from people with an agenda that is far from pure.
"THANK GOD FOR MARCH 1!!"
Where used to work (a Federal facility), BHM started mid January and lasted till mid March. Not officially, but the decorations and such went up early and came down late.
Only those who haven't been paying attention to anything for the last forty years. They probably don't have a clue about what their little darlings are being "taught" the rest of the year.
I'd like to know what these privileges are so I can sign up.
".. oral narrative discussing black women's sexuality in America."
So they DO do oral? :)
Some of the nuts in Boston wanted the Shamrocks removed from the fire engines in South Bosron because they said that the Shamrock to Blacks was like the swastika to Jews. Did I miss something?
Really? I would have bet on it.
How much are the Black Panthers in bed with the Nation of Islam? Will we be seeing our own crop of home grown terrorist soon?
As long as there is a Black History Month, Ms. Black America Contest, Black Writers Award, etc., American black society will remain solidly second-rate. I do not remember ever hearing of a Jewish History Month, Ms. Asian America, or the Baptist Writers Award in the USA.
Have you see the textbooks that kids use in schools now days? A friend of my has an 11 year old, and there is very little about the founding fathers. Most History that is taught is post WWII. There is an emphasis on civil rights to the point of absurdity. Civil right deserves a place in history, but not the central focus.
Little is taught of the origins of Western Civilization, like Ancient Greece and Rome.
Also, geography is neglected. When I was in grammar school, we learned all the states with capitols and the next year had to go to a map on the wall and ID every country in the world (there were fewer countries then).
What has happened to Julian Bond. He was once so smart and eloquent. Mr. Bond has turned into a hate-filled man. What made him so angry? Can he truly believe that black Americans have made so little progress in the past forty or fifty years that it justifies this kind of anger and hate?
Your right, I heard that certain black leaders were furious that they were given the shortest month of the year also, a direct slap in their faces even on a leap year.
Warn your kids that the left hates whites like the KKK hates blacks BEFORE they got off to liberalism's colleges! Warn them about the glory of homosexual disease as well!
Don't be shy. This is their only change to hear anything other that P.C. and they do appreciate the heads up.
I had it out with a woman I used to work with about that. I laid, in great detail, how utterly non-privileged I was.
Her response? "Only someone with privilege could fail to recognize it".
You can't even argue with them.
Celebrating a Century and a Half of Civil Rights Achievement by the Republican Party
Republicans held our first state convention in Jackson, Michigan on July 6, 1854. That fall, the GOP swept to victory throughout the North. Other anti-slavery Members of Congress joined the party, so that less than two years later, on February 2, 1856, Republicans elected a Republican Speaker of the House. The Republican National Committee first met the next month, to coordinate opposition to the pro-slavery policies of the Democrats, also known then as "slaveocrats."
And that summer, Republicans held our first national convention. There, we nominated our first presidential candidate, the Georgia-born form California Senator John Fremont. Four years later, we won the White House for the "Great Emancipator."
As the nation sacrificed during the Civil War, Republicans planned the most significant amendments ever to our Constitution and enacted - despite fierce opposition from the Democrats - the 13th Amendment to ban slavery, the 14th Amendment to protect all Americans regardless of the color of their skin, and the 15th Amendment to extend voting rights to African-Americans. The Republicans' 1875 Civil Rights Act guaranteed equal access to public accommodations without regard to race. Struck down by the Supreme Court in 1883, this law would be reborn as the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
"Every man that wanted the privilege of whipping another man to make him work for nothing, and pay him with lashes on his naked back, was a Democrat. Every man that raised bloodhounds to pursue human beings was a Democrat. Every man that cursed Abraham Lincoln because he issued the Emancipation Proclamation was a Democrat." - Robert Ingersoll, 1876.
For its first 80 years, the Republican Party was the only one to provide a home for Afican-Americans. Until well into the 20th century, every African-American Member of Congress was a Republican. The same was true for nearly all state legislators and other elected officials.
She didn't have a list?
She had a list of the ways that all white people are privileged, but I explained that it's nonsense.
But like I said, it doesn't matter: white is wrong, before and forever. Arguing against it is like arguing against a religious zealot.
Ok its high time we got together and got "Anglo Saxxon History Month" going ...........
What month should we pick for this most venerable of occasions ?
I'm so sick of hearing it. Next time I'd tell her:
Damn, We gave you our property (which was you). Where's the gratitude? You don't think it was worth that much?
Let's be greedy and demand all 12!
He and Hillary Clinton share a lot of common traits; bloviating being one of them.
If smartness means talking the longest they'd win hands down.