By Schools of Thought Editors, CNN
(CNN) In the early 20th century, there were almost no mentions of the contributions of African-Americans in U.S. history textbooks. That is what inspired historian and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson to start “Negro History Week” in 1926. Woodson choose the month of February for this focus because it was the birth month of two leaders who fought to end slavery: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized the expanded observance as “Black History Month”, calling upon Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization started by Woodson in 1915, designates the theme for Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Black Women in American Culture and History”. The theme was chosen, because, as it states on the ASALH website, “To gain an understanding of the history of African American women is to broaden our understanding of a people and the American nation.”
CNN Student News will feature special show segments focusing on Black History throughout the month. The following is a partial list of Black History Web resources for teachers and parents. Click on the title to go to that site.
CNN Student News Black History Month: Learning Activities
Library of Congress: African American History Month
Smithsonian Education: Black History Month
National Park Service: African American History
National Endowment for the Humanities: Black History Month
National Archives: Black History resources
U.S. Census Bureau: Black History Month 2012
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Morehouse College: Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
I say like Freeman; there is no "white history month," and the only way to get rid of racism is to "stop talking about it."
It's amazing to see how some hateful people highjack the great accomplishments our country has to celebrate. If it's not banning Mexican-American Studies in Tucson it's bashing on Black History Month on the CNN blog. But good, kind hearted Americans know that these types are not the majority. Just remember the Freedom Riders, that's a good showing of the best kind of Americans our country has produced.
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"Why don't we have a white history month?' Asks many white people.
To all you ignorant buffoons, here's why.......
Let's see......... we all had to learn about the Ancient Greeks and their mythology. That's white history. We had to learn about the Romans. That's white history. We had to learn about Europe's Dark, Middle( medieval), and Renaissance eras. That's white history. We had to learn about imperial Britain's golden age. That's white history. France's French Revolution. That's white history. May I go on?
Hopefully this sheds some light into your brains as to why Black history month is warranted.
Black History is a joke. It only exists only in America. Not even in Africa. History is History, either it happened or it didn't. Some dopes tried to change the picture of 3the firefighters raising an American Flag at WTC on 9/11. To include a Black man. Why? That's not History, its FICTION.
So if you are one of the White guys raising the the flag at an historic moment... would you want to be removed and replaced by a fictional black guy, just to be inclusive????? No go pick cotton,
Jersey, and the Irish only get St. PATRICK DAY! GO FIGURE. lol ;-)
That's not true Jesse James. Mexico and Ireland celebrate and honor the San Patricio Battalion, the Irish Catholic deserters who turned sides and fought for Mexico during the American invasion in 1867. They are considered heroes in Mexico and every Mexican kid learns about them in school.
There always has to be a Black History month article every year just to make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy. ;-)
With all the Black ....this and that ... just for themselves, why don't we just have Black schools, water fountains, bathrooms, busses and so on?
I thought we had all that stuff 60 yrs ago and they didn't like it? Can't have it both ways.
Black history month is for everyone. Knowledge eradicates ignorance which is the fuel for hate.
So go ahead and celebrate BHM. I guarrantee that you will be less ignorant when it's over.
I'm Mexican American and I celebrate Black Histor Month. Civil Rights leaders like Patricia Due, the Freedom Riders, MLK, they are my heroes, too. I am a teacher, and I try to teach my students about these great Americans. We need more men and women like them.
Wow Mrs Robinson aint black no more she is red from being fired up .
@Jesse James... How much what??? Mitt Romney said he'll slash $500 billion worth of prgrams IF SOME MIRACLE OCCURS THAT LANDS HIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE LEAVING YOU AND YOUR TRAILOR TRASH BOTHERS AND SISTERS BROKER THAN BROKE!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 through 2016!!!
How much do you charge for your BLACKBERRIES?BLACKBERRIES? ?
You don't " NO" what im talking about?
You're Free now so you can charge for them now.
Why does it ALWAYS seem to be Black History Month? Can't we put all this racist nonsense behind us and move ahead? It's racists that keep racism alive and I'm sick of hearing about it.
Wow. After reading this board, it is obvious Black History month is still needed. All the racist like to crawl out of their little rocks and post a bunch of racist propaganda under the guise of a fake name. But I'm sure, when you aren't around your little red neck family or friends, you like to claim there is no racism in America, that your not a racist. You probably don't see yourself as racist. I find it ironic. You all are cowards. Angry pathetic cowards. You need to let go of your anger and resentment against minorities. All minorities. Black or what not. Or crawl back under the white hooded sheets. Nobody cares what you think.
Yeah, that will all happen when you let go of Black month and affirmative action and NAACP, BET, and Miss Black USA
I don't see a White entertainment television or miss white USA or an association for the advancement of white people. So if you don't want to be special then don't expect to be treated with favoritism.
Just like how you posted under a fake name? You have a point about racism but it does not excuse that there is not a Native American history month or a Chinese history month, both of which are more deserving considering the history of both. The Native Americans were doing just fine before we came here and the Chinese have enjoyed one of the most advanced civilizations in existence. On the other hand, name one country that is ruled and governed by black people that ISN'T a popular tourist spot for Americans that is prosperous. You'll have to look toward gold and diamond-rich countries to come even close.
Fact Wrecker, november is native american heritage month. Asian/Pacific Island American heritage month is may (promoted from just a week to a full month by Obama).
Now you know, and knowing is half the battle... (if you plan on using it.)
@ Fred... your description of "US" sound a lot similar to the white folks who are constantly committing heinous crimes against children. You know YOU WISH you could have a fine sista such as myself. What you've described sounds like what your ancestor, who may have owned slaves, looked like. Your ancestors were filthy ANIMALS who raped BLACK WOMEN ALL DAY LONG!!! So please spare me your so called description of black people. The filty white trash I see walking around this city are far from beautiful. They have to sit in the tanning saolns for hours to get this beautiful brown sugar skin. Ask your daddy or your grandaddy how sweet these black berries are!!
Just one question......HOW MUCH?
Over 70% of all slaves were sold to white people by their own tribes so please don't include us as animals. And by the way, when you refer to yourself as a 'sista' you feed to the stereotypical people you despise. The word is sister, which carries no special meaning other than being a female family member.
I I NEED A WHITE KEY BOARD THIS ONES BLACK AND MISPELED EVERY OTHER WORD / I DONT READ REPLYS OR UPDATES
How about Yellow History Month? For people who come to America and actually work?
Sounds like Mrs Robinson needs to get laid . whats with all the name calling Mrs. Robinson we are just haveing a healthy discusion
This is so sad. I'm reading these comments it hurts my heart that after all these years, ignorance and racism is still so strong. I wonder if the "negative" comment makers would say these things to a black person face. "Typing" toughguys is what I call them. God bless you ALL!
Good point. You should see what they say about Mexican Americans. Apparently the "typing tough guys" want us all to go back to Mexico either through deportation or in a body bag. God is shaking his head at them right now.
WOW : (
JUST MORE BLACK RACSIT CRAP / STIRING THE POT OF HATE . WHY HAS IT GOT BE ALLWAYS ABOUT BLACK / WE HAVE ORTHER COLORS HELLO // OH I KNOW 4TH WORD
(Respectfully) I dont believe in calling people african americans. Because they are just americans. if they were born in africa i would whole heartedly call them african american but when i was in iraq the enemy didnt care if they were shooting at me or my friends... they didnt care if i was black brown white or purple all they saw was an american... and thats all i see we are americans and i will die to keep our nation free so people have the right to celebrate their heritage and each other. there should be race wars, to our enemies we are all americans and we should stand together against them... SEMPER FI
my appologies... i ment there should NOT be race wars...
Give me a break.... They were slaves and still should be slaves in my opinion.... Get rid of the NAACP, black magazines, black television network, black history month, etc... It is all a bunch of cr%$#%!!!!!
They will never be slaves to the likes of you again. Good, kind hearted Americans will never let it happen again. Shame on you. May God forgive you for your hate.
replacateing farm equipment now thats funny no matter what color any one is
I would just like to inform 'Joe Joe Mama' that I featured his comment on my high school newspaper website so that students, parents, and teachers can witness the disgusting racism still alive in America. Thank you, Joe Joe Mama, for sharing your uneducated ideas with my community.
It is apparent that there are ignorant fools in every ethnic community. I would question whether it is wise to give them any air time at all at least include the rampant signs of ignorance on both sides of the aisle so that your fellow classmates can discuss how best to negate this proliferation of hate and intollerance.
"bums" you freaks no how to spell it
Hehe, yes, I KNOW lol ;-)
@mrs Robinson...... is that Ebonics?
Or just plain stupidity?
You racists buns on here can kiss our behinds everyday this month. Thank you #tiredofhypocriticalwhitetrashfolks!!
How about A WHITE EUROPEAN MONTH TOO A month with 31 days of course. ;-)
Not fair, isn't WHITE a color too?
Let's face it – Most people are comfrtable with others that have similar backgrounds, ideas, likes, history etc. Does that make us racist? Of course not. Things that cause racial resentments are the proliferation of special treatments because of race. Balck History Month, Hispanic in America blogs, etc. If a caucasion person wanted to promote "white" history month we would be ridden out on a rail. We are AMERICANS- Black, white , brown, yellow, red. WE share a common history some good some bad. By continuing to promote separatism in the name of atonement for past sins the quest for a colrblind society will never be achieved.
Very well said. Having an ethnic history month does promote separation.
Maybe one February we can rejoice about how there are no more blacks in America draining the system and committing crimes. Now THAT will be a month to celebrate!
How about American History Month so our historically illiterate youth, learn the history of their country, that encompasses all Americans?
I was just proving how crazy it is that they are realy wanting segragation but by a different name
How about a White Red and Yellow History month? Talk about Racism....why are Blacks so special they get a history month...just sayin
I am curious why Sharpton and Jackson haven't complained about it being the shortest month of the year.
How come the American Indian have no special history month. They were here first. Why is black history month not in January when Martin Luther King Day is?.
Happy Koon History Month! Letw take the opportunity to discuss some koon characteristics. They are USUALLY angry, physically strong, animalistic, and prone violence, loud and obnoxious, smell like urine. They are also intellectually childlike, physically unattractive (any good looking black woman you choose to reference is more white than black), and neglectful of their biological families.
you are an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I say what the heck . If black people want to go back to segragation lets help them out if they realy want to go back to the way it was who am i to argue.
everybody should get a month to celebrate. I propose Chinese Lesbian History Month
I say what the heck, If black people want to go back to segragation lets help them out. Why not go back to the way it was if thats what they realy want .
There is a lot to be learned from black history. Lesson One:
Never, ever import self-replicating farm machinery!
If you do happen to make that mistake, quickly euthanize all of the farm equipment or return to sender.
Wow i love this country where else could we even have this discusion .
When is white history month? I can't find it on my calendar.
All the other months. Im still in school, and in all the history classes I've ever taken we are basically learning about the history of white people.
I always like it when folks say, "I have black friends". That's almost a sure sign that they are indeed RACIST.
And what does it mean when blacks say "I hate c. r "a" c kers?
me too,their black friends are just casing their stuff.
Thats ridiculous. What would you have a white person say instead of "I'm not racist," or "I have black friends," when that person really isn't racist and really does have black friends?
Everyone should be able to celebrate their own heritage. We should embrace each other's diverse backgrounds. Just think how boring life would be if we were all the same.
MOST WELFARE FOLKS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE WHITE. STOP TRYING TO BLAME BLACKS FOR ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS!!
Actually you are wrong, but not by much. Breakdown of AFDC in US. White 38.8 percent, Black 39.8 percent, Hispanic 15.7 percent, Asian 2.4 percent, other 3.3 percent. But keep in mind that If you take the percentage of the White race that there is and compare it to the percentage of the White on welfare you will see the numbers are quite low, on the other hand if you take the percentage of black compared to the percentage of blacks on welfare you will see there are more blacks by percentage on welfare than any other race.
Now wait a second. You should consider that there are almost 6 times as many white people in America as there are African Americans. 72.4% White persons versus 12.6% African Americans were counted in 2010. By those numbers, African Americans are at a much larger percentage of Americans on government assistance.
12% very true, but they use up 80%to of the jail space and 90% the of the government subsidies.
Exactly my point Fact_checker. I was just in the Health Department to get a copy of my Children's Shot records for school and I was the only white individual there. The rest were blacks and mexicans getting free birth control, shots for their kids, pregnancy tests and free medical checkups. The Doctors with white coats were herding them in like cattle 4 at a time. I know my jaw had to be hitting the floor. I am just sayin and Bully NO, I am not racist and I do have black friends LOL
People say they want a job but do they realy ?? i see help wanted sighns every where i go . All i hear is give me my check i need to celabrate my history
Why don't you take time out from posting rubbish and learn how to spell.
As long as black folks continue to do things to make themselves as separate, they will be. What about black history every month? What about a United College Fund? What about National Advancement Association for the Advancement of Americans? Remember separate bathrooms for separate races? You only replicate that travesty when you want to be "seprate". Inclusion means inclusion. If you want inclusion, you cannot also have separation.
A MONTH? 1HOUR MAX.
Hmm, I'm African American and what you say has some validity. But you have to take in consideration that when minorities of equal socio-economic standing move into caucasian enclaves, the caucasians slow begin to move elsewhere.
How do expect ANYONE to assimilate when the whites take flight?
I stopped reading after the author claimed Lincoln fought slavery. Lol. He used that as a tool to garner support from the northern states. He is even quoted as saying so. He is also quoted as saying he cared little about the plight of the slaves. Even my kid knows that after researching Lincoln for school. I guess CNN will print anything.
Why does any one need or want a specific college that only meets the needs of a single race isnt that racist ?? and I hear black peopl scream the loudest for government hand outs. Instead of a hand out how about a hand UP. I know things are tough all over the point is you dont have to wait on the government to improve your life. I droped out of school in the 8th grade i made 80 thousand legaly last year by working my butt off and there is a computer programer from M.I.T. with all kinds of degrees right beside me in the mudd.rain and snow.
Black history month, ebony mag, and the new tv show for missing "black" peole is all racest..if blacks want to stop racisim then they need to stop playing the card. If there was a white history month or Ivory Mag...there would be cries of rasisim heard everywhere. And you can learn from the past without always looking back, look ahead and people come together as one race, the human race, we all bleed red folks. I say if a black man or woman wants to stop this foolishness then they need to put an end to these black only activities
Black History month is a waste of time,it perpetuates false beliefs and stifles those peoples progress.
Could it be?
really sad group here get some HELP
I hear the black comunity always saying whites are the racist . i was in the 4th grade when school intagration started . I was sent to an all BLACK school i was beaten every day that i attended school . i was beaten by several at the same time . I dont think about it or wory about it untill this stupid haritage month rolls around every year. Now dont get me wrong i dont hate black people and I have black friends . The point is if you always live in the past you cant look to the future.
If you don't know where you came from you can't keep going. "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" we'll be damned if we let the some of the ugly history (chattel slavery, second class citizenship) repeat itself because we are to coward to admit that it has and is still happening
"I have black friends" ==> "I'm a racist, but don't want to admit it"
Is celebrating one race's history to the exclusion of others racist ? Are race-based hiring quotas racist ? Are television channels or beauty pagents or college scholarships based purely on race racist ? They would be any of these applied to the white race
If you want to know what job training programs and domestic programs the economic stimulus bill has funded just google "The Stimulus Plan: How to Spend $787 Billion – The New York Times." There's $53.6 billion in stimulus aid for education and job training. Perhaps your ignorance and stupidity is what's helping the rightwing conservatives in congress to divide this country and take us backwards.
You should look in the that because whites lead the race in welfare.
Black history is dum.The history of Black people is in America, it's self.So you try to cram the history of Black people in 28 days in the month of February! Blacks,built America from their backs, from forced slavery and racism and the rest
IS.....HIS-STORY. The one's who changes history to their liking. Do away with this so called Black history month it's not need or wanted!!! If you want to learn history, look in to how America was formed.....the MURDEROUSLY SHOCKING TRUTH.
It is shocking. Shocking to discover that black and Chinese people were forced to build rail and road projects under brutal conditions. Oh, did I forget to mention white folks were too? Yep, thousands of us. Irish and Slavic ancestors were there too.
i dont care if you are black,just get over the racist this racist that ....get a job...work and shut the fu– up....and p.s. dont come to my home to break in,or date my daughter,you will only get lead poison.
We all should really celebrate each other because we all are brothers and sisters if you believe in God which I do so I love all of you and nothing you can say or do will stop me. Love you
YOU get a job, and get off welfare, and I don't want to date your ugly trash daughter. So there...
HAHAHAHAHA, a black man who doesn't want to date ANY white woman. That is pretty funny. You should forward this post to Def Comedy Jam. See what else you can make up, maybe tell us about big foot next.
You couldn't beat your daughter, off a Blackman's....
Black history month was needed at one time, but now is just unfair to all other races, including the lucky ones that also have their own official "history months." Even among the various history months that we do celebrate, black history month gets FAR more publicity and recognition than all others combined (it sure seems that way at least). What about little Pilipino, Russian, Asian, pacific islander, Arab or indian children? Didn't their peoples contribute to our country? Since we don't have enough months in the year to highlight the contributions of all of the races that make up our nation, we should stop designating any history months and instead just make sure that our history textbooks are inclusive of all significant contributions to our society, regardless of the race of the person making the contribution. It's not even fair to children of our current majority race, because it can make them think that their race is not worthy of being celebrated, even though it is the race of our founders and our textbooks are littered with stories of their accomplishments. It's also unfair to white children for us to focus too much on wrongs committed by past generations of white people without also talking about the negative histories of other races as well. It can make them feel like their race is inherently evil when it definitely is not, but that is another topic altogether.
Wow – awesome note.
Essentially teaching that history is to counter what is not being taught in classroom and the negative being perpetrated on the media, or what have you. If you have a problem with Black History Month, as yourself, how much do you really know about it? Then take it up with the educational system.
then start teaching it, don't make a special month for celebrating the history of just one race
There is nothing wrong with people celebrating their history....why do you have a problem when Black people do it? Black people surely have not had a problem learning about other people's history
I don't have a problem with people celebrating their history, but its not just black people who are supposed to celebrate black history month is it? Black history month is more or less an official national celebration, which by itself wouldn't be a problem if we (i.e., the entire country) also held specific celebrations for all other races. We don't do that though, so what ends up happening is that a handful of races (black, latino, etc) get their own special celebration for the accomplishments of people from their race. What makes black people, or latinos, or any other race more important than the others? Are black people better than other races? Do they deserve their own celebration more than the other races? The answer is NO, so lets move on and stop all race-based history months. Again, if the primary reason for black history month is because we aren't teaching the achievements of black people in our classrooms, then we need to change the curriculum to make sure we teach it, but we do not need to hold a special celebration for them. They are no better, and no worse, than any other race of people in this country.
I completely agree with your statement about the curriculum needing to be changed. But Black History Month will continue to be needed until Black History is accepted as American history by society at large. Black, no , African people's contribution to civilization is continuously minimized or not told in our school system. Worse, the brutality and terrorism that Black people in America have suffered is either downplayed or kept away from the general public. Until Black History is synonymous with American history Black History Month will be needed.
Let's think about it, The Red Tails movie came out and most people did not know that the 332AEW was still active until 2011 when Obama ended it.... Great men, I know this because I was thier Superintendent for them in Iraq in 2010
Black folks, sorry for the loss of Don Cornelius, i know he was very popular and influentual in the black community......but you black folks need to start getting serious about a VERY serious problem in this country, its ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.....I know there are millions of black folks (and white folks too) that rely on some government services, but they arent gonna be around much longer because the government spends all of its money on services for ILLEGAL ALIENS....these people are also devastating the black community by taking thousands and thousands of jobs that should be held by AMERICANS.....the sooner black folks get serious about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, the sooner this country will start to get better.....if you are a black person who doesnt think ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is hurting your people, you are clueless....start getting serious about it for your own sake
Not a bad strategy my friend, befriend one enemy long enough to take out another. However, these enemies are not like you and me and do not organize or get concerned about anything but the crack they are going to need over the next hour. Beyond that, the future is not of their concern.
Wow, you are pretty nasty.....I realize that there black ghettos where there are drugs, violence, etc and its disgusting.....but there are alot of really good black people as well, i think you realize it but dont wanna admit it.....white peole are standing up against ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, if black folks dont start doing the same, this country is DOOMED and will be overrun by ILLEGALS
No, I don't know of any good black people. I have met black people that maybe wouldn't blow my head off for $10, maybe would only steal it when I'm not looking, and maybe blacks who would only rape my wife if they were 100% sure they could get away with it and wouldn't do it otherwise. But I know of no better blacks than that. Sorry
Unfortunately, you were bred to hate and continue the nonsense thought that you are the cream of the crop. It seems you have a paranoia about your wife and the sad things is that your worst nightmare is that she will be found in bed with a black man that she is actually enjoying as opposed to being raped. As I read the history, the European counterpart were throughing spears and living in huts too. You are your worst enemy. With self destructive thoughts like that it must be pretty difficult to live in a world where you have to come in contact with the Black race because you have lumped them all into one neat package. Face it, this world does not belong to your kind and you're more dangerous than any black man or drug addict because your mind is corrupted and there probably are no repairs for it because it is too deep rooted.
When is White History Month? Black history month promotes segregation.
pedo denouncement month?
Its the other 11 months of the year
Do you think we'll ever have a black president in the US?
I'm SOOO tired of Black this, Black that, African American blah blah. CUT THE CRAP. Be a part of society, and call yourselves AMERICANS. Same for the Mexicans.
Why should Black people abandon their great heritage? White people don't, so why should Black people? America is a place to celebrate and appreciate differences not a place to force people to forget about them. Knowledge of Self is important especially when America has made a tremendous effort to make Black people feel that their was nothing of their race before Slavery.
Great heritage?!?! LOL, that's the funniest thing I've heard so far this morning. Are you talking about where they invented peanut butter or something like that again? I mean I enjoy peanut butter as much as the next guy, but I'd rather go without it & not have to worry about a crack head killing my wife or raping my daughter, etc. Other than that, maybe a great heritage of destruction and violence, rape, murder, unemployment, welfare, etc. And you're assessment is only half right, blacks have no history before & after slavery. Lets trace black history...100,000 years ago.. live in huts, throw spears at animals....50,000 years ago....live in huts, throw spears at animals...10,000 years ago..live in huts, throw spears at animals...100 years ago...live in huts, throw spears at animals...today, live in huds(hud housing) leach off american welfare system, throw spears at rival gangs...progress for blacks 1,000 years from now, throw bigger spears at more gangs. I guess if we are willing to call absolutely anything great, you are spot on.
AND SAME FOR THOSE JERSEY SHORE ITALIANS, THE IRISH, AND AMERICAN INDIANS...RURRIT?
Yes, the same applies for all the different people in the "melting pot" of America
How about no St. Patrick's Day or ST. Valentine's Day. I bet you aren't sick of them.
I can teach all about black history month in seconds. There were some people who were only good for 1 thing. That 1 thing ended 150 years ago. Now they are good for nothing. The end.
Your ignorance is showing. You are nothing but dog poop!
you're obviously black, but just in case you are not, go to the most dangerous white neighborhood you can at 2am tonight, park your car on one side, & walk through that neighborhood. When you come through, get back in your car, drive to the most dangerous black neighborhood you can, park on one side & walk through it, see IF you make it through to the other side.
You know what you are about as stupid as they come to even say something like that.
I hope you have chikldren and they marry one of the good for nothings.
I do have CHIKDEN, and they are great & wonderful and luckily as intelligent as I am. They are going on to do great things, unlike some children whose future includes death, jail, and seeing how many friends they can lose to shootings so they can get another tear drop tattoo under their eye and look cool to their remaining friends. But that race will remain nameless, because it doesn't have to be named.
Stupid, my children are in college, they are very intelligent and yes I do have a job. Never been on welfare, no drugs ever
and I do pay taxes, I still hope one of your intelligent children marry a nothing . Goodluck jerk
joe joe momma apparently you are only good for one thing and that is to provide a neck to hold up that empty head of your. Go play in traffic.
It's most likely too red to even notice at this point.
That one thing was killing white slave masters, those whites who were raping black women and white boys.
Oohh now you want to play hero
You know what they say....aint never going back!
That is true. Once you go black, you're not allowed to come back.
Where's Asian history month? American Indian history month? Indian history month? I think its time we get rid of this. I feel its a leftover from older times where there was basically the white majority, and the black minority and this was created to keep race relations calm. Now that America is truly a melting pot of races we can do away with this.
Just goes to show how ill informed you are!
How is that ignorant? I think it is ignorant to think that if we keep pointing out how everybody is different, we will never truly come together. If something is noteworthy, we should teach it in history class without regarding the race of the historic figure.
How is he misinformed??
Shay is saying that he is misinformed because there are a number of history months – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is observed in May, originally set aside by Congress in 1978 to be a week long commemorative event, it was expanded to a month long celebration in 1990; National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15-October 15 and was made into law in 1988.
Just because these communities don't take full advantage of these opportunities to educate people about their history, culture, etc. doesn't mean that they don't exist.
Chinese Lunar New Years is shared with Black history month. And May is Asian/Pacific Islander heritage month. Do the research and you won't need to ask.
What's there to teach but stupidity, welfare drugs, drunks and violence
White Power??? You have NO Power! Ignorance is not power! Thought you would have learned that by now!!!
Sounds like some of the white people i know, the drugs, welfare etc.
....and how to ignore ignorance such as yours.....
When is white history month????
Every month in the year except February
No, it's not. Promoting a special month like this only creates tension, not respect.
Hispanics get their Heritage month too!
Obviously, this is just plain ignorance to the fact the white history has a year after year place in our educational system. If people have been paying attention, none of these blantantly ignorant comment would have been made at all. You're all right! There shouldn't be a black history month. There should be a Black History year. It should be put into the curriculum each alongside the "European History" that has so heavily been shoved down our throats that we don't even realize that there is another side to this story because we are hearing it from such a jaded point of view. It is this type of ignorance that is allowing our young people to remain blind to the importance of anytime given to any race. When it is presented in the right way to you, maybe you will develop empathy for a concept or time in history that cannot be swept under a rug and forgotten. Just a little food for thought.
since the Civil War things in this country have come 360 full circle upside down and with this blackque president it is rubbed in white's faces!
blatant show of racism and how it is tolerated by whites! Whites should shoot this down!
I sat in class all day long and learned nothing but white history, i had to learn my history by library books, so if i want the shortest month of the year to celebrate my history then so be it , I bet you are quick to take the day off with pay on Martin Luther King's birthday you jerk
What do you know about paid holidays? Do you actually have a holiday from welfare? Is that the extent of your arguement, that blacks do this country good because overworked whites taking up your slack can get 1 day off a year, with pay?
why is it called black history month-– why not African American history -- funny how the word black is used when it suites some people
Because Africa is a continent...not a color.
Yes, but African American is a race, not a color or a continent.
BLACK IS A RACE
unless your from Africa your either black or your not tired of the use of the word its a joke if you where not born there your not African
Correction... "Concerned." "I'm not concerned about the poor because there's a safety net there." "If it needs fixing, I'll fix it." "IF" it needs fixing! So in other words, there's no need to implement job training and advancement programs to help the poor to improve their lives and help them climb the socio-economic ladder to beome middle class Americans tomorrow! Perhaps that is why the GOP classifies this administration's stimulus bill wasteful spending...Perhaps unemployed and struggling Americans don't need financial stimulus to overcome the current economic crisis the rich Republicans have cause this country. To them there's already a safety net to help struggling and unemployed Americans get back on their feet. Its called an imaginery Republican safety net! Hahahahaha! Obama/Biden2012!
What job training programs has Obama started? All he has done is extend unemployment benefits to 99 weeks.
"I'm not worried about the poor because there is a safety net for them." In other words, if I was to be elected POTUS, screw the poor. Thank you for screwing yourself Mitt Romney! You will never be POTUS!
Thank you. And I know Mormonism is an anti-Christ cult religion, much like Islam.
I hope they don't skewer me the way they did Obama by saying he was a muslim before he was elected.
Thank you for not changing the essence of the month by changing it to AFRICAN American month. Our more recent ancestors fought and died for equal rights to be American and it would be nice if we didn't have to be labelled at all. But with the great mix of heritages that America has, everyone wants to be beholden to their homeland-and that's great. I choose to be an American first-this is my homeland- and people can look at me and know I'm Black and talk to me to know I'm not African. And to SHUT UP the ignorant, the prejudice idiots and the modern day cowards- I am as American as you, will get all the same rights as you and you are no better than ANYONE-no matter what you choose to call me or what you think about me. AINT LIFE GRAND!!
If you wish to be refered to as Africian American, then I demand to be refered to as German, Irish American. Thats' why this country will always have problems until we define ourselves as simply American. You can keep your heritage and background, but it should not be what defines us today in such a divided country.
Stick to stupid American
There's nothing wrong with wanting to be called Irish American or German American
Hey Jimbo, National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. Look you just learned something. You see it never stops.
@america, november is native american history month, sep 15-oct 15 is latino heritage month! American history studyied everyday in every school. At least google before you start with the ignorant comments.I dare you! Do your own research on who had it worst as well.
This story is BLATANTLY ho.mo.phobic!
This story is BLATANTLY hom.ophobic! There is not one word addressing G.AY ISSUES!
Remember the tonight show skit where they would go outside and ask random people questions about the most basic of US history?
Wonder if CNN would be willing to go outside their offices in Atlanta and do the same in re guards to black history.... wonder if they would fair any better..
It's a shame that no one is actually black so they can celebrate it. Brown history month would be accurate.
Still waiting for the beige history month for us European Americans.
Don't care. This is not news.
does anyone really care about black history month. native american were treated just as bad but they dont a MONTH long celebration i mean does anybody get a month long celebration??? waste no one cares
Obviously you cared enough to put your ignorant comment in this section
Hey american, November is Native American/ Indigenous History http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ It is important that the contributions of all Americans are observed. Historically we have eliminated these narratives from our educational system. Sounds like you should take the time to learn some of theses stories to help you mature. God Bless
November may well be Native American month, but is it taught in schools? Black history is covered extensively in schools, the media, etc.
"american", the reason you don't know people of other races have months dedicated to their history is because of your glowing ignorance. Do yourself a favor and do a little research before making a fool of yourself.
Native Americans are celebrating all day long when you go to the Casino
thats really disrespectful...to mock anyone is wrong and being full blooded native american i find a great amount of disrespect in you...im sorry you are so ignorant...
As if you care. And no, Native Americans weren't bought and sold, and whipped, and and enslaved by pilgrilms. Get a clue, fool.
no but my great grandmother had to walk a thousand miles because she was forced to leave her homelands...
Such hate! In fact, the comments underscore the very need for attention to Black History and an observance of Black History Month. If the responders were versed in the history and struggles of African Americans in the U.S. and indeed throughout the diaspora, they would not have offered such comments. Hence, by their very questioning and ridiculing, they demonstrate that they know not of what they speak and furthermore, are not inclined to remedy the situation.
I think the whole thing is a crook. We have numerous racial/ethnic groups that have contributed to the formation of our nation, more than the number of months in a year. I can not think of any reason why a few should have a month of recognition, and others have none.
You are right,
What about us Eskimos? You people always overlook us Eskimos.
You're a moron. Tank the lord Jesus for the ACLU. They are the last voice of reason in this terribal culture.
"Tank" the Lord? Terribal... sigh
Where's the Latino History Month? After all, there are more Latinos in the U.S. than blacks.
What are you talking about? You need to move to LA and take advantage of all the tax subsidized services for us illegals! Every month is Latino month!
Hey jimbo, National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. It is important that the contributions of all Americans are observed. Historically we have eliminated these narratives from our educational system. God Bless
No white history month? No care.
Throwing a bone to the blcks is alright...they get the month with the least amount of the days in the month...the other 11 go to other's...
Stupid and Ignorant!
Now that's funny but its the truth
There is a great resource that is currently being offered as a free download from http://www.educationalrap.com. It is "Black History Month" Four centuries of history in 4 great hip hop songs with lyrics and custom-made worksheets and other resources. Perfect for the middle school or high school classroom. It normally sells for $13.95 but is being offered as a 'free' download during the next two week. Check it out at http://www.educationalrap.com It's one of the best sources I've seen.
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