[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.
Seems to me you don’t understand what my point. There is no such thing as black history. There is History. the Black people have been an integral part of American History. This is the reason for the questions.
This entire insanity of black history only divides people along race lines. That is dangerous and wrong.
Race is one of the only things that we can never change about ourselves. That means that we must learn to work together with all people and the constant bitching and moaning and cries of racist and racism is simple bullshit.
There is no black history, there is only history. In America that means that white AND black people had immense amounts of positive and negative effects on our lives.
The only intolerant bigot in the video was the black faced comic. Every one else may be a bit ignorant, but it is to be expected that young people at a mostly white college in a mostly white state where blacks make up only around 1% of a population of almost 3,000,000 would know little about black people in history or in general. Hell, I am certain they know little about ANY sort of history.
Have you ever scene the ‘Jay Walk All Stars’?