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.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
And what follows from various BYU students?
Yes, unintended racist slurs; plain cultural ignorance; but, hey, it's almost the all white-BYU student body (What'd you expect?)
Some of these responses are as hysterical as they are culturally painful to watch...
In before accusations of bigotry by bigots
And yet the GOP thought it a good idea to run a Mormon against Obama.
But to be fair, I suspect many blacks don’t know about George Washington Carver, Booker T Washington and Charles Drew.
Most of em wouldn’t recognize an Uncle Tom, even if they elected him twice.
Only if they were rap 'singers'.
I now know that black men invented every important invention in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century.
“At this point, what difference does it make??”
One of them is the peanut butter guy...
What the heck happened to the Gators tonight?
I was stationed at Dover AFB, in 1975, when the desk jerks on high decided that the rest of us had to learn how to “relate to humans”.
In the 60’s, during the riots, I and my family were traveling through the major cities of the Midwest, enroute to the family home, by train. We had to lie on the floor of the railcar, as well as keep the lights out, and have National Guardsmen on top of the cars, due to being shot at by the rioters. (I do thank those buzzards, for it gave my baptism under fire, prior to my going to SouthEast Asia!)
I was not, am not, and will never part of that particular culture. Separatist revisions of American History should be outlawed.
I’m white. During black history month I like to mention Vivian Thomas, a black, high school graduate, janitor who invented open heart surgery. He saved my brothers life.
I have no idea...Arkansas, really?
Looks like that Number 2 ranking went to their head, that will cure it.
Hopefully we can work our way to a tourney one seed.
One of the best Marines I ever knew was one Corporal Butler who came from Watts and nearly all of his family was in jail or on probation while he served in the Corps. He defied the stereotypes. He was my brother. We were one color when it counted — Green. You will never hear about him in the history books, nor will you see him on TV, but he was an outstanding American and a true patriot.
One of the BYU campuses has a course where they include the study of Frederick Douglass...so, hey...at least a few BYU students -- had they been interviewed...would have included him.
You'd think others could have named somebody like George Washington Carver...or at least Jackie Robinson...
FYI: Lesser known but mentionables could include contributors like...
...Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the first successful open heart surgery back in 1893!
...Or James West, who netted 200 patents...one leading to about 90% of microphones in use today being based upon an invention of his...
Black History month should celebrate the whites who stood up to segregation like my father who when he was a bus driver in the south would not enforce Jim Crow on his bus and when he managed the bus station in Houston in the 50s, chained up the “colored” waiting room which was tiny and told the Post House that he would chain them up too if they didn’t serve everyone no matter the color. He was a brave man and I’m proud to be his daughter.