Originally posted by MividauSo you are upset they get one month a year, when their history was eraticated from them. Which for the black
culture in our country deserve's. With the end of slavary the were able to find a voice. Legaly become educated. Therefor I think a month isnt even
enough. They are a vibrant part of our history and it should have been well intergrated into the history books by this point. Instead of the us vs.
them history lesson's. This whole arguement woulda been moot. But somebody in the educational system didnt man up, and left this arguement on the
I think you missed my point - I realize that many people from many diverse backgrounds have contributed to History in general; however, the fact that
their race has to be paraded about as some sort of qualifier that sets their accomplishments above those of others is the problem. It's like saying
you run fast...for a girl. It's fairly insulting and a back handed complement.
We just need American History, presented in a manner that says which Americans contributed which action, discovery, or whatever it is they did and
how that action or whatever changed America for better or worse. Not which African American, American Indian, American Woman etc...
Just which American. Until then we are indoctrinating a divide in our society that cries out when a minority accomplishes something (anything) it is
somehow more noteworthy than when a person in the majority does.
As for having the months of recognition - that is just pandering. There will be no equality on American until there is no special categories (EEO),
recognition (holidays and recognition) for the ethnic minorities. Most people ignore it, some make a joke of it, some embrace it to a hilarious
extent falling all over themselves to make it seem important and some granted a small few actually get more polarized because of it.
Originally posted by MividauNot only that you're child will take 2 straight years of American history before they graduate from high
school. Earlier years is a quick summary into each topic. If you dont feel you're child gets enough Davey time educate them. We as parents know our
educational system is a huge bust. We all have to pick up were the teachers left off. Thats a topic for you to fight the goverment for. Not the Black
Community. The same way they fought the goverment for their lil piece of the pie.
I don't want to fight the black community for anything really - I want the busy bodies, apologists, reparations theorists and others who won't let
the past die to get out of the business of engineering social guilt in young American minds to achieve their goals.
I have a Master's in History - I am aware of how it is taught and the selective methods used to promote and indentify some of the few ethnic
contributors to American History. It is just a fact that a people relegated to a second class status would necessarily make fewer contributions. It
is in the context of the times accurate - that is the purpose of history to see it though the context of the times. Not to vilify people by viewing
things through a modern filter. For the textbook makers to fish around for some, or any contribution and make it seem more grand than it is compared
to the real history makers is disingenuous art best.
Textbook authors - especially those in early education fish really hard to find any black who contributed something, anything so they can flaunt it
and roll it out as if it is really something. To achieve this in the limited space and classroom time they have (as you said also) at the lower
grade levels they have to leave out or skip over a lot of other perhaps more grand and sweeping contributions made by Americans who happen to be of a
white ancestry. This is social engineering and a pathetic attempt to appease and pander to the black minority.
I would like to recommend for you a book I found fascinating - The Author is Erik Rush; the Title is Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal -
America's Racial Obsession
His book studies the undue and inordinate affinity for blacks (as opposed to antipathy toward them) that has been promoted by activists, politicians
and the establishment press for the past 40 years and which has fostered an erroneous perception of blacks, particularly in America.
The book dissects the dynamic of race relations and race politics with an emphasis on same since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, how these are
likely to develop given a Barack Obama presidency, and how conscientious Americans may discern the deeper truths of these matters and thus develop
BTW Erik Rush is a black author and his book is basically in line with the thoughts of Alan Keyes, Bill Cosby and other successful black personalities
so please let's not go down the "racist" rat hole.
This is just a recommendation of reading related to the topic.
Read his book and see if you don't agree that negrophillia is rampant today in America.