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Time to end Black History Month?

February 7th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Time to end Black History Month?

Should Black History Month itself fade into history?

Many have long argued that African-American history should be incorporated into year-round education. Now, claims that Black History Month is outdated are gaining a new potency, as schools diversify their curricula and President Barack Obama’s election opens a new chapter in the nation’s racial journey.

“If Obama’s election means anything, it means that African-American history IS American history and should be remembered and recognized every day of the year,? says Stephen Donovan, a 41-year-old lawyer.

Ending “paternalistic? observances like Black History Month, Donovan believes, would lead to “not only a reduction in racism, but whites more ready and willing and able to celebrate our difference, enjoy our traditions, without feeling the stain of guilt that stifles frank dialogue and acceptance across cultures.?

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Time to end Black History Month?

African-American history? What needs to end is ANY reference to hyphenated-American ANYTHING. The Black community calls it ‘Black History Month’ when it’s convenient but the article immediately goes to the African-American reference. I seriously doubt that even 5% of the Blacks in America are African, so, WHY do we insist on this politically correct BS by using an incorrect terminology? African-American? I don’t think so.

The majority of MY family came from England, France and Germany, they migrated to Canada and eventually to Mississippi and Louisiana. I am NOT a European-American. I am an AMERICAN, nothing more, nothing less.

Blacks in America have made great contributions to this nation. Hispanics have made great contributions to this nation. Asians have made great contributions to this nation, as have Europeans and any other group that came here, save perhaps the moonbat Muslims.

I have a serious problem with Blacks being given a ‘Black History Month’, I find it offensive, I find it very racial as a matter of fact, and I feel discriminated against.

What would Blacks call it if we had ‘White History Month’? Anyone want to venture a guess there?? I already KNOW what would happen. $harpton and Je$$ie Jack$on would be on the march. The NAACP would be filing suit and there would be uprisings all over this USA, because WHITE people want to celebrate THEIR history and heritage with a dedicated and specific month.

I have always heard it said, ‘if you’re not part of the solution, you are a part of the problem’, and those are some very powerful words. America is supposedly ‘the melting pot of the world’. Yet far too many races and various nationalities seek to change America into a clone of the land and culture they left to come here. If their homeland and culture was so great, why did they come to America in the 1st place? And if America isn’t now their HOMELAND, how can they attach the title AMERICAN after ANY hyphenated name?

I ask you, just WHO are the real racists and bigots? Damn if I can remember getting so much as one penny for college from the United Caucasian College Fund. If we don’t all believe that we are equal, if we don’t ALL participate in the celebration of AMERICAN history, then we are nothing more than what I fear we are so very close to becoming, an America reminiscent of the Balkans, with the ethnic cleansing that will be a certainty.

Yeah, I know, I’m a racist, go ahead and say it, I hear it ALL the time. But the fact of the matter is this, I am as proud of being a WHITE American as any Black person is of being a Black American. I’m as proud of American history, even the bad times, as is any American. ALL Americans should be proud of OUR history, but when I stand and express MY pride, I am labeled a racist.

If I was the one that called for an end to ‘Black History Month’, if I was the one that founded WHITE Entertainment Network, if I was the one that started an all WHITE, United White Folks College Fund, I would be castigated all over the blogosphere as the most vile bigot alive. Why is it that only WHITE people can be labeled as racists?

America 1st, for AMERICANS. And if you don’t consider yourself to be an AMERICAN, and nothing else, then this is not your home! You are nothing more than a visitor and it’s time for you to go to whatever nation it is that you consider to be your home. I’m sure they will welcome you with open arms.

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7 Responses to “Time to end Black History Month?”

  1. comment number 1 by: Basti

    Well at least they picked the shortest month in the year.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    Why is it a hate crime cannot be committed against a White person? Sarah Palin was hung in effigy during the election campaign and nobody was charged with a hate crime. A lawyer on Fox News said if it was Obama, the person would be charged with a hate crime because he’s black.

  3. comment number 3 by: mrchuck

    “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. ~Theodore Roosevelt~”

    That’s right,,,not a typo,,,,This was said way back near the beginning of the 1900′s, and still true right now.

  4. comment number 4 by: ChicagoRay

    Basti’s comment has me rolling :)
    Bob I wrote the same thing on my Blog about that Palin effigy as the damn FBI woulda been at my door if I hung a Bama dummy from my eaves, thinking it was real likely
    As for Mr Chuck and Fred, count me among the “shove the hyphenated American” sh** right where Barney Frank and friends spend most of their time. I’m sick and tired of the Balkanization of the country by these special interest groups that use their designations as a “we want free sh** and special attention” badge. Martin Luther King would disassociate himself from the entire black community in shame today and would call all this crap an embarrassment to all black Americans and an insult to the rest of us.

  5. comment number 5 by: tonydowning

    Excellent post. Black History Month is a dinosaur that should go. Black History Month serves mainly the purpose of extending the culture of victimology. Claims that it’s about legitimate pride in being black are weakened by all the groups that then jump on the bandwagon themselves, after having seen how lucrative it is.

  6. comment number 6 by: Tish

    Hey Fred!

    I’ll just let you read my post on my blog.

  7. comment number 7 by: sdkar

    Just to let you know how PC some people are. I used to be a police officer. While employed as a cop, I applied to law school and got in. I am sure everyone knows that law school is not cheap. During briefing one day, it came up that I was going to law school and I jokingly stated that I needed to get some money from the united white causasion scholarship fund. Later, one of the officers, a white female rookie complained to the lieutenant what I said. She also stated that she felt this was akin to me promoting white supremacy and the KKK. I did not denigrate a single person and literally all I said was the above and moved on to business. I was relieved of my gun and badge pending an IA investigation. I later quit to attend law school as planned. Now, after graduating law school, I am trying to get back into law enforcement but I have been turned down by 8 departments so far…all because of this IA. I had a clean record except for this and in fact, I had three commendations my last year as a cop. I was an excellent police officer and now I have a law degree, but because I mentioned I would like some school money becuase I am a white male, I am forever to be labeled a racist and denied employment as a police officer everywhere. I was never a racist and I always treated everyone, regardless of race, fairly and politely. I am appalled at the label given me. I have to be honest, I think very little of the idiots running around with their PC badges on ready to be offended at the drop of a hat. My intention was never insulting but now I am to be punished for the rest of my life. And for what?