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Black History Month Should Be About Black History.
LloydMarcus.com ^ | 02-01-2010 | Lloyd Marcus

Posted on 02/01/2010 2:04:02 PM PST by Lloyd Marcus

I've often said jokingly that Black History Month should more accurately be called "white people and America suck" month. Rather than focusing on all of black history, every February the liberal media and most democrats gleefully bring up all of America's past sins. Fine. I mean after all, it is a part of history. But what is so wrong is these race exploiters imply that current race relations in America have not come very far from the days of blacks being lynched. Thus, Black History Month in reality is the liberal democrat's annual fund raiser and promo campaign for more entitlement programs.

American blacks have achieved amazing things under extraordinary circumstances; most of which could not have happened without the assistance of good decent God fearing whites. But we never hear about these white "good guys".

At age 12, George Washington Carver witnessed the hanging and burning of a fellow black male by the KKK. Carver never forgot it. As a young man, a white family saw Carver's potential and encouraged him to apply to attend a white college. In 1890 Carver was accepted at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Due to Carver's character and brilliance in art, music and science, he won the respect of the faculty and his fellow students. A white teacher suggested Carver focus his career toward horticulture. Carver followed her advice. The teacher introduced Carver to her father who was a doctor. With the doctor's endorsement, Carver became the first and only black student at Iowa Agricultural College in Ames, Iowa. Again, Carver was extremely active and popular. A new white student objected to Carver eating in the dining hall. The new student was shocked when all the students rejected him and rallied around Carver.

This incident confirms my belief. Yes, there are evil knuckleheads in the world. But when you do the right things, decent people will rally around you. George Washington Carver went on to become a great humanitarian and a world renowned scientist. Carver's achievements were extraordinary.

As a child, Carver had witnessed the worst behavior by whites, the murder and desecration of a human being by the KKK. And yet, as an adult the generosity, kindness and encouragement of whites enabled Carver to bring his amazing discoveries to the world.

During slavery it was illegal to teach blacks to read. And yet, whites did educate blacks because they knew it was the right thing to do. The Civil War was fought and the Republican party was founded with the liberation of blacks as a major issue.

Every Black History Month we are bombarded with specials showcasing white America's history of persecuting blacks while totally ignoring the history of white blood, sweat and tears shed for blacks. It appears that all black achievement was made in spite of and without any help from racist white America.

As long as race exploitation is a profitable industry, America will never be allowed "off the hook". Outrageously, the Obama administration called the same white majority who elected him racist for rejecting his government run health care plan. Race exploiters will never retire the Race Card. Race profiteers say, "Ah, it's my favorite time of the year, Black History Month. Time to convince America that they owe us and hit them up for more freebies!"

I would love to see a more fair and balanced celebration of Black History Month. Make it more focused on black achievements and less about victim-hood-ism. Kids need to learn more about hard working self reliant blacks such as Booker T. Washington who in 1881 founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Washington encouraged blacks to be entrepreneurs.

Before the 1920's, Madame C. J. Walker started out as a poor little black girl, orphaned, abused, and uneducated early on in life. Walker started her own business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations and became a millionaire. Her motto was only one-self can help themselves to get where they want to be. "...if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard." said Walker.

With Walker becoming a millionaire at a time when America truly was racist and sexist, how can modern day blacks justify having a victim and entitlement mindset.

In fairness, Carver, Washington and Walker are featured during Black History Month in classrooms and the media. But it is not mentioned that the success of these outstanding Americans is testimony of the greatness of our country. I am simply saying Black History Month should not be used for extortion, an occasion to portray white America as villains and to lay a "guilt trip" on them.

Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American, Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer, Author, Artist & Tea Party Patriot
LloydMarcus.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackhistory; blackhistorymonth; lloydmarcus; martinlutherking; mlk
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1 posted on 02/01/2010 2:04:02 PM PST by Lloyd Marcus
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Bump for a great article.


2 posted on 02/01/2010 2:07:44 PM PST by jimt
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To: Lloyd Marcus

My hat is off to you Mr Marcus. Thanks.


3 posted on 02/01/2010 2:07:52 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Interesting that you would mention Carver. He was one of my earliest heroes but Jesse Jackson only sees the presidency as a worthy goal to achieve.


4 posted on 02/01/2010 2:08:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Black History Month
Black Entertainment TV
NAACP
The Black Caucus
Etc,..etc,..
Are all RACIST...


5 posted on 02/01/2010 2:08:38 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

I am still waiting for the PBS documentaries and major motion pictures about the black men sent to Congress just after the Civil War that tried to stop segregation before it happened. Just because they failed in that, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t recognize them.

And the writer George S Schuyler, I expect English classes will have to write essays about him.

// not really


6 posted on 02/01/2010 2:09:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

The valor and sacrifice of slaves should not be confused with self-serving racial usery.

Character is not built on another’s pain and suffering - but your own.

Thank you for common sense perspective Lloyd Marcus.


7 posted on 02/01/2010 2:09:28 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus
Thank you Lloyd Marcus. But I'm reminded that the radical (Communist) Left has always believed the historical plight of Blacks would be its path to dominance.

As David Horowitz remembers from his childhood when Black singer Paul Robeson became a hero figure to American Communists like him and his parents:

"Robeson's [Communist] presence as a god in our midst seems prophetic to me now. In my radical generation, blacks would replace the proletariat in our imaginations as the Chosen People who were going to lead the rest of us to the Promised Land."

Things seem to be going according to plan.

8 posted on 02/01/2010 2:16:36 PM PST by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

I call it “white guilt” month.


9 posted on 02/01/2010 2:25:43 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Bernard Marx

It is very important to recognize the extent to which the movement for Negro equality and civil rights was infiltrated by Communists. In fact, the movement was to a great extent a Communist front used to recruit dissatisfied Negros and liberal whites into Communist ranks.


10 posted on 02/01/2010 2:28:45 PM PST by RogerQ
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I wonder if any schools dare speak of Prince Hall? They may be so caught up into the line that all our founding fathers were just rich slave owners (ignoring that only a couple were) they completely miss the role that some African Americans, including Hall, a freed slave, played in our founding.


11 posted on 02/01/2010 2:31:14 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Lloyd Marcus
I've often said jokingly that Black History Month should more accurately be called "white people and America suck" month.

Metmom, Another day and "Another Reason to Homeschool!"

12 posted on 02/01/2010 2:49:38 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

13 posted on 02/01/2010 2:56:43 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Lloyd Marcus
A good article and this is why I'd like to cut off all Federal Funds for PBS and NPR. They are the ring leaders in this nonsense. There's no reason any taxpayer should have to fund a network with the likes of Bill Moyers on it.

You cannot go even one week without the bash America stories being put out by NPR and PBS. It's pathetic.

If you watch this network on a regular basis, you would go crazy. I could site example after example but most here already know about this bias.
14 posted on 02/01/2010 2:57:55 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

There shouldn’t even be a black history day, much less a month.


15 posted on 02/01/2010 2:58:07 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (November is coming.)
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To: cripplecreek
He was one of my earliest heroes

Me too. Yum!


16 posted on 02/01/2010 2:58:40 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Lloyd Marcus

What would Black history be if not for the hated White man?


17 posted on 02/01/2010 3:19:21 PM PST by seemoAR (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, dazzle them with bull.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Good article. Harsh circumstances often bring out extraordinary character and accomplishment. Despite Black History Month, much of what Black Americans have accomplished remains too little known and appreciated.


18 posted on 02/01/2010 3:23:12 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: colorado tanker

More than 300 inventions and the one most closely attatched to his name is one that he may not have invented at all.


19 posted on 02/01/2010 3:25:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: RogerQ

Do you have a larger point?


20 posted on 02/01/2010 3:27:24 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal departs Iraq 2-1.)
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