Originally posted by ceci2006
Would you celebrate ... educational specials? ... special celebrations?
Sure. Would there be a problem with that?
By parades (especially with bands playing Perry Como's rendition of "You are the Sunshine of My Life")?
Why would we use a song written by a black guy?
There are plenty of white songwriters and singers to choose from. Got a problem with Perry
singing that song?
What symbols would you use to denote "Whiteness" in a multi-cultural society?
I'm sure we could come up with something. We're pretty resourceful as a group.
How about a smiley face?
3)Who would be "allowed" to participate in "White History Month"?
Why anyone. of course.
Would you allow all whites from different perspectives to participate in "educating" the American populace on "White History"?
It's a free country.
4)Why is having a "White History Month" important?
It's already been covered in this thread. It's not really that
important. It's just an idea. Is it all right with you if we talk about it?
In my opinion, that statement is AT LEAST as provocative as the "White Power" statement made earlier.
White people have benefitted from institutional racism, how they have used these "benefits" to assert their superiority over all other areas of
thought in society and how they see their "whiteness" in comparison to others.
People get dinged for saying "White Power", but generalize and slam the white race all you wish without consequence.
Thanks for demonstrating the double standard used in race baiting in this country. Not only that, but another reason for having a WHM. Because anybody
can slam "whites" but stand up and be proud of your whiteness and you get chastised... :shk:
5)What more do we need to know about Whites that we already don't?
I'm not saying that you do. But perhaps there are those who would like to know more. Is this a problem?
We do have a plethora of historical, sociological, psychological, anthropological, artistic, ethno-musicological and other disciplines examining the
history, activities, politics, economics and thoughts of white people.
We have that for other races, too, but they still have months.
6) Who would be the spokespersons or groups that sponsor "White History Month"?
Oh, God! There are thousands to choose from! Certainly not the idiots you mentioned. Interesting that you associate whiteness with people like Trent
Lott, an OBVIOUS racist. I guess if you associate the white race with overt racism, that would be who you would suggest. :shk: (pssst - Your intense
animosity is showing)
That would be like me suggesting as a spokesman for BHM -
Louis Farrakhan - In his Nation of Islam days...
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale - The founders of the Black Panthers
Maybe Eldridge Cleaver?
How about Snoop Dogg? or The Game?
Wonderful black representatives!
Such a suggestion becomes quite more complicated than just wanting it to be done.
Only to those who are so militant and bitter in their feelings against the people it would represent.