posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 10:31 AM
reply to post by kaylaluv
I agree with black history month being a good idea. I haven't always felt that way, but I've never understood the depth of ignorance to current
public school education, either. What they teach (and don't teach) is a night/day difference to what standards were in the 80's and try as I might,
I just can't make the comparisons in a way to say things like Black History isn't needed.
Now I agree too with saying Native Americans and others could stand to have something ..but we get fast into not correcting an issue with crappy
education, but again dividing the nation along lines to make one group special over another. That's a line hard to stay right with, given the
problems our education system literally creates for society ..but we have to try, right?
As far as Fried Chicken and Watermelon for a specific Black History event? I really don't blame the kids, as it seems it was innocent ignorance on
their part... I think it was 100% correct for adults who DID know better, to step up and say something.
Perhaps they really had no clue that it's been a derogatory and hateful stereotype to black people and about black people for many generations.
Perhaps that ignorance means things are changing ...but total ignorance isn't the best way, I'd think. Awareness without concern for it, trumps
unawareness of the issue itself.