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School’s Black History Month ‘Animal Attire’ Letter Causing An Uproar.

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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Now in my personal opinion there should only be one type of history taught in all schools. That would be human history, and it should be taught all year, not just for a month out of them all. When you create things like Black History Month, how can you not expect to get situations such as this arising?

news.yahoo.com...



A spokeswoman for an elementary school in North Carolina has apologized for a "poorly worded" letter sent to parents in February, which suggested the students wear "animal print" clothing in honor of Black History Month.



Ingram said the students had been studying the history of Africans who had been forcibly brought to America as slaves and that the clothing suggestion was meant to honor their cultural heritage, not be a commentary on modern African-American clothing.




posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:33 AM
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When is Chinese history month? The kids can all wear Bruce Lee outfits.

What a warped society when one ethnic group gets a month dedicated to it.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:34 AM
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Seriously, then you wonder why we have students, like the one recently having mental breakdowns. We have no one to blame but society and the way they condition these children today.

For those who are responsible for this flyer, whether it be a black or a white person, needs to stop pushing their own agendas onto others.

I wouldn't even waste my time attending this function, or make my niece attend this function, all it does is spew hate.

What they need to do, is talk about the person's accomplishments as a whole rather then the black pride, let's wear Africa clothes.

I mean get real, black people would find it offensive if people attended a function where they had to wear KKK robes.

Get real.
edit on 23-3-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:38 AM
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I know right. I have mainly Nordic blood in me. So where is Nordic History Month? There is not enough months for all of the different groups. That is why we should just focus on human history period. We have a hard enough time getting things right as is. After all, it is His-Story.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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Ya know, it's things like this that make me never want to send my daughter to public schools. Although with the way I am and the way she is being raised, she would be a hell raiser and a huge burden on the school administration. She will not stand for ignorance and pathetic crap like this when I am finished with her.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:16 AM
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I recall being taught that, Africa was nothing other than a land of exotic animals. Quite the travesty...

EDIT: I don't think the teacher even knew any better...She should take the steps to educate herself on African history.
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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:21 AM
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This uproar is very dumb if you ask me. I don't think the school had any racist intent, just an honest mistake. Seems like the media making a big deal out of nothing.

What a surprise.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
When is Chinese history month? The kids can all wear Bruce Lee outfits.

What a warped society when one ethnic group gets a month dedicated to it.


African-American is a race, not an ethnic group.

We simply cannot abrogate the law or discontinue tradition on the grounds of unfairness. Perhaps, in the future, when African-american history is properly infused into the curriculum, there won't be a need for black history month. There is no model for the assimilation process. As people and a society, we are taking the necessary steps to make race a non-issue.

Black history month isn't about privilege:

"seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history." - Gerald Ford



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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Ha!

Allow me to translate:

"Disingenuous white liberals send out poorly thought out letter in an effort to celebrate diversity and inclusion, which are some of the hallmarks of liberalism, only to be lambasted by other disingenuous white liberals who want to nit pick everything in their zealous efforts to prove racism is lurking around every corner and in the hearts and minds of anyone they say is racist."

Vicious circle, isn't it? Now you know why evil is self consuming!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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edit on 23-3-2012 by ed1320 because: sounded way to racist



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
When is Chinese history month? The kids can all wear Bruce Lee outfits.

What a warped society when one ethnic group gets a month dedicated to it.



Bruce is as American as Chuck Norris.

Born in San Fransisco, burried in Seattle Washington.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist

Originally posted by boncho
When is Chinese history month? The kids can all wear Bruce Lee outfits.

What a warped society when one ethnic group gets a month dedicated to it.



Bruce is as American as Chuck Norris.

Born in San Fransisco, burried in Seattle Washington.


Hence the irony of telling a bunch of kids to wear animinal prints in support of 5th generation blacks who somewhere down the line had someone related come from Africa.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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reply to post by CaptainNemoAfrican-American is a race, not an ethnic group.

 


Chinese

Insert: Asian.

I'm sure you got my point without the clarification.




There is no model for the assimilation process. As people and a society, we are taking the necessary steps to make race a non-issue.


No actually, you are making it a total issue. I live in multicultural city, and the most often I am reminded about race usually having to do something with the US.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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Why don't they actually teach black history in schools during black history month? Like how Dutch colonists bought black slaves off of their black owners. Or the black slave owners in the south in America? Or how Lincoln was actually the most racist president ever. And how the civil really was not about strictly slavery.
Now many think Lincoln was a great guy because he freed the slaves, but if you read into his journal he wanted them all out of the country and shipped to South America. Now think about that for a bit, he dislikes these people SO much that he does not even want them around as SLAVES and he does not even want to send them from where they came from.
Black history month's real goal is to keep EVERYONE ignorant of history, its bad enough kids have to sit through the stupid made up thanksgiving stories about "how great we got along with the native Americans". Telling kids to wear animal print is just a sign of how ignorant we are kept of history, because african-AMERICANS never wore that crap before the modern time and very few africans would wear that.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:02 AM
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I'm thinking about starting up a government agency....the 'Politically Correct Police'.

Any time someone says something that might offend someone else, we raise a big ole stink about it, and cause a ruckus on the internets.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 05:11 AM
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this letter was not new and was used for several years prior to the media attention. do u think its still racist then or now? if u did have a nordic history month and were granted so because of continued defining oppression that identifies who u are to everyone but yourself and the only cultural meme i could use was thor from the marvel comics would that be pc? would that be racist? would that be worthy of a nordic brother u have in some far away state who never knew about it hearing about it if after several years of your definition of "nordic" being ingrained that u grew a voice that said stop discontinue u are not honoring my history month by making me dress up as cartoon characters.

racism will exist till its catalyst is extinguished because like most people who posted in this article they are too immature to its effects personally can never express in words the feeling they naturally feel when either having witnessed bigotry/racism/prejudices or are so ready to go straight and narrow that they think doing such will remedy the problem. and ignoring racism/bigotry/prejudices only serves to maintain its catalytic functions.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 08:17 AM
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Interesting responses. Just so everyone knows, I was just using the Nordics as an example, just like another poster used Asians as an example.

I think CaptainNemo said it just about right.

We simply cannot abrogate the law or discontinue tradition on the grounds of unfairness. Perhaps, in the future, when African-american history is properly infused into the curriculum, there won't be a need for black history month. There is no model for the assimilation process. As people and a society, we are taking the necessary steps to make race a non-issue.


That was the point I was tring to make. We should be in a world where history is history and nothing more or nothing less. And as others have said this letter was made more out of ignorance than anything else. So I reiterate my question in the OP. When you have things like black history month, how can you not expect incidents such as this one to happen. Someone will always be offended no matter what we say because of the way we have been taught to treat things such as this.



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