Skip to comments.What do you know about black history? [BYU students offensive to point of tears--laughing & crying]
Posted on 02/05/2013 7:50:30 PM PST by Colofornian
...Follow me on Stand up comic, Dave Ackerman, goes to Brigham Young University to find out what BYU students know about Black History Month.
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That is one aspect of history that, I am afraid, we shall revisit sometime shortly.
Keep your powder dry...
PBS did that this year with its three-week series on the abolitionists. It focused well beyond Douglass...William Lloyd Garrison; Angelina Grimke; Theodore Weld; Harriet Beecher Stowe; John Brown...mentioned others..
I don’t understand the purpose of this video. Is it to show that ONLY BYU students wouldn’t know anything about Black History Month, including BLACK BYU STUDENTS? Is it to show that Mormons are racist because they don’t know about black culture?
How many well educated upper middle class blacks know anything about ‘Black Culture’? Do you really think that the sons and daughters of doctors and lawyers and business owners who happen to be black are in tune with the BLACK Culture? They aren’t.
This ‘comedian’ is a tool and nothing more. Most of these kids showed more tolerance for this tool than I ever would. Also, what was the point of getting into black face.
What month is White History Month?
We used to joke about color a lot and the stereotypes associated. It never meant anything. We were all lean, green, fighting machines and such.
I don’t like the concept of this month or that month for a subset of Americans. I think it is very divisive. We must try to look at everyone as individuals and judge them by their character and deeds. We sometimes fail in this, but we must always try.
(Well, I think they figure that the white cultural imperialists got EVERY month for so many consecutive years that they put 'em on a Sabbatical :) for a while...but, hey, every extinct species seems to secure eventual focused attention...so, be patient...they'll get around to it once the museums start up somethin')
It’s just like “The Man” to make Black History Month, the shortest month of the year.
“Black History month should celebrate the whites who stood up to segregation like my father...”
This is a good point. My dad went to Ft Benning, Georgia for training with a bunch of fellow new recruits from Chicago; they went to town during a furlough. One of them gave up their seat for a older black lady. She was told to go to the back of the bus. My dad and his friends had to “explain” to the driver and the locals on the bus just how impolite that was. Apparently, the MP’s saw nothing and there was no evidence of anything and the whole thing got covered up between the city and Army.
When he came back from the war, my dad was one of the last REAL liberals who walked the walk. He taught and was later a principal in an increasingly dangerous “changing” neighborhood. He got his jaw broken breaking up a fight. He pleaded to rioters not to burn the school down in 1968. The stress of that environment probably took 10 years off of his life and a few off of other family members. My mom could never be certain when or even if he would be coming home. He sure didn’t get paid what it was worth.
These are some of the reasons that it really PISSES me off when I see what hard-won “equality” degenerated into. A lot of people (black AND white) took risks, got scorned, got beat up, got shot at and so on because they didn’t like people being called the “N” word. Now, the only people that can call people the “N” word are people whose parents and grandparents used to be called the “N” word.
[Sorry, but black history isn't relegated to some cultural corner or ghetto...re: implications from your comment about "black culture." Frederick Douglass, for example, operated mostly within white speaking environments during his thousands of miles of travel in the 19th century. George Washington Carver's hundreds of applications for farm products -- of great import to the Southern economy (peanut, soybean, pecan, sweet potato industries) was far from only impacting "black culture."
I could go on & on...]
Seems to me like you're trying to make some race-based dichotomy upon history..."white culture" seemingly omnipresent..."black culture" tucked away in some almost-invisible corner...as if it 'twas all intersection-free.
Sad...your post in and of itself shows why you're seemingly defending these BYU students.
I don’t agree with the idea of ‘Black History Month’ as it stands, because it does become a hate-whitey month in some areas. The common response is “Every other month is white history month!”, but this is inaccurate. Kids at school studying history learn about people from all over the world. White people are not singled out, linking their achievements to their skin color. I wouldn’t mind so much if every group got a week of celebration, including the different sub-groups of ‘black’. Does Black History Month make Jamaican immigrants feel good? They don’t have the same history. Of course, this would be impossible. We can’t have special weeks for everyone.
Races are disparate, and each race has great achievements to be admired and discussed, but this country is dealing with a white-guilt obsession. Slavery was bad. We understand that, and we shed blood in this country to get rid of it. We don’t need to try and repay the debt with these special ‘months’ or special race-specific scholarship funds.
All of this garbage just fills the pockets of race-pimps like Sharpton and Jackson, and perpetuates a state of victimhood.
My father was also a bus driver when I was growing up in the 40’s and 50’s. He drove for a small independent bus lines called Coastal Coaches, Inc. It was owned by a man named W. P. Fite who lived in Galveston.
We lived in Beaumont. My dad’s run was from Beaumont to Galveston and back 6 days a week. There was also an afternoon run from Beaumont to Galveston, driven by a man named Curtis.
It was not a union company. My dad got a plaque every 5 years without being involved in a wreck, or getting a moving violation. When he retired, his record was unbroken.
In order for each of the drivers to have one day a week off, they would drive both runs on one day, so the other driver could have that day off. My dad pulled the double run on Tuesdays, and Curtis pulled both on Wednesdays.
Even that long ago, he was adamantly against joining a union. I don’t know why. I know his pay was $55./wk—so we didn’t live very high on the hog—LOL! I have 2 brothers, so we were a family of 5. Greyhound tried to hire him on several occasions which would have meant more money and better perks—he never had a paid vacation day—we never went on a vacation. We never felt poor—my mom was a great cook and could do a lot with very little.
We didn’t have a car, so he was allowed to bring his bus home. One night a black child had gone to sleep on his bus and didn’t get off at his stop. When dad got home, he walked through the bus throwing out the trash, etc. as he always did, and discovered the child sleeping.
He woke him up and got a phone number to call the parents and tell them he would bring him back the next day, and that dad would take care of him until he was safely home.
We didn’t have a spare bed in the house, so Mom was making him a pallet on the floor, and the kid said he wanted to sleep in the bus where he was comfortable. Dad finally agreed, but he slept out there with him. I think the kid was about 8 or 9 yrs old.
Can you imagine this situation today!
Sorry I got long winded, but this is one of many memories I have of my dad, and for some reason, I was thinking about him today. He died in the early 60’s of a heart attack. I’m sorry that my children don’t have a lot of memories of him.
Don’t apologize. You’re dad sounds like he was a genuine American and a true Christian. May he rest in peace.
Comment of the year!
When Black History Month is about Justice Clarence Thomas, J.C. Watts, Dr. Alan Keyes, The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown and Dr. Thomas Sowell, I will feel like celebrating it.
Even the liberal Morgan Freeman said “We should call it Minority and Immigrant heritage Month”
It isn’t just conservatives that have problems with it
Governor George Romney marched for Civil Rights. Mitt’s dad.
Martin Luther King Jr. Said that George Romney would make a
Charlton Heston also marched for Civil Rights.
President Eisenhower was the first president to force integration.
Most people black or white don’t know these facts. Except for the folks
Interviewing Howard University students on what they know about constitutionality, the founding fathers, the Western canon in literature, music, and Law, western European history and the Greco Roman empire.
Naa just kidding. More about what Whites don’t know about Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, coming up!
I now know that black men invented every important invention in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century.
And blacks built the pyramids; and they discovered (and traded with) Mexico about 4 or 500 years before that Dead White Guy, Columbus, sailed.
BTW, did you know that Cleopatra was black? And that Jesus was, too?
I “learned” all that in a supposedly straight history/Western-Civ class back around 1968, “taught” by a black prof. Once I figured out he was serious, I dropped it.
This crap has been festering a long time in the hollowed (no longer hallowed) halls of academia.