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.
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??”
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
very weird vid
"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.
The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.
This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race--that they should be the 'servant of servants', and they will be, until that curse is removed."
Brigham Young-President and second 'Prophet' of the Mormon Church, 1844-1877- Extract from Journal of Discourses.
Here are two examples from their 'other testament', the Book of Mormon.
2 Nephi 5: 21 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'
Alma 3: 6 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'
August 27, 1954 in an address at Brigham Young University (BYU), Mormon Elder, Mark E Peterson, in speaking to a convention of teachers of religion at the college level, said:
(Rosa Parks would have probably told Petersen under which wheel of the bus he should go sit.)
1967, (then) Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson said,
"The Communist program for revolution in America has been in progress for many years and is far advanced. First of all, we must not place the blame upon Negroes. They are merely the unfortunate group that has been selected by professional Communist agitators to be used as the primary source of cannon fodder."
We are told that on June 8, 1978, it was 'revealed' to the then president, Spencer Kimball, that people of color could now gain entry into the priesthood.
According to the church, Kimball spent many long hours petitioning God, begging him to give worthy black people the priesthood. God finally relented.
Sometime before the 'revelation' came to chief 'Prophet' Spencer Kimball in June 1978, General Authority, Bruce R McConkie had said:
"The Blacks are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty.
The Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow there from, but this inequality is not of man's origin, it is the Lord's doings."
(Mormon Doctrine, pp. 526-527).
When Mormon 'Apostle' Mark E Petersen spoke on 'Race Problems- As they affect the Church' at the BYU campus in 1954, the following was also said:
"...if the negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory."
When Mormon 'Prophet' and second President of the Church, Brigham Young, spoke in 1863 the following was also said:
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God is death on the spot. This will always be so."
(Journal of Discourses, Vo. 10, p. 110)
Yeah; Native Americans are althroughout the Book of MORMON; too.
I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today ... they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people.... For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised.... The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.
At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl-sixteen-sitting between the dark father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parentson the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather.... These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness.
One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated.
(Improvement Era, December 1960, pp.922-23). (p. 209)