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Just as less as we need a Straight Pride Parade. Or a National Right Handed People Day. It just doesn't make any sense. A majority doesn't need to celebrate anything and over the course of history, a celebration like this would be very politically incorrect. White people don't have to fight for equality. There's an overrepresentation of white people in the media. White people are portrayed as diverse in tv shows and movies and a movie with a white lead is really easy to find. The other ethnicities, however, don't have that luxury. Whenever someone non-white apprears on TV, they immediately are portrayed in a stereotypical role. For black people, this has begun to change, but the other races, we still are forced to fill our stereotypical roles.

White people who don't believe me: turn on your tv, skim through the channels and count the white people. Believe me now?
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Just like how we don't need WET, because we have ABC, as well as DVDs of Friends, Seinfeld, and Full House.
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we did absolutely nothing but segergate the blacks and the whites! the blacks protested and made rights and stuff like rosa parks sat on the bus and martin lurther king jr. led a march and so on thats y we have a black history month. get ur facts right!!!!
One of the better threads. <3
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This makes a whole lot of sense!
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Can we make it clear that you refer to white people in countries like America?

Because in countries like South Africa, white people are treated almost as badly as the blacks were in America in the sixties. Raped, killed, beaten, robbed, etc. People there- wouldn't hurt for them to have a white history month equivalent, and a fight for equality, rights, etc.
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Shouldn't we just celebrate the accomplishments we made together, as opposed to singling out individual ethnicities via months? I do agree about not many minority roles getting enough tv time. Although sometimes I notice the same stereotypical roles for white people in predominately minority sitcoms. Black history month sort of reminds me of how people treat Valentines day. Many people think they should only pay special attention to their girl friend/heritage on this day/month, and afterwards stop caring as much. Shouldn't we put more effort into integrating all of those accomplishments through out the year as opposed to only a month?
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Shouldn't we just celebrate the accomplishments we made together, as opposed to singling out individual ethnicities via months? I do agree about not many minority roles getting enough tv time. Although sometimes I notice the same stereotypical roles for white people in predominately minority sitcoms. Black history month sort of reminds me of how people treat Valentines day. Many people think they should only pay special attention to their girl friend/heritage on this day/month, and afterwards stop caring as much. Shouldn't we put more effort into integrating all of those accomplishments through out the year as opposed to only a month?


The idea behind having a white history month (at least in my mind, though I'm not for it) is to eventually work to a month for every general race so everyone can be appreciated. A rainbow effect, if you will.

I'd prefer it if we'd all just hurry up and mix back into white REGULAR light, its easier to see through the dark, bleak future that way. The more we enunciate our differences, the more spread out we will become.

edit: ok, reading some other threads makes me wanna revise this a bit. So I get why BHM in particular is important to america and the horrible truths that still exist, but we'd do better if we could truly get past it all and just be 'human' and not 'race.' But that's just a dream. Due to history between white and black, and the whole organized group dedicated to the power of the Caucasians that still exists, maybe a white history month would be a really bad idea.
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No one is treated equally in the world. I'm white, and I get treated like trash because of that fact. I get called cracker, white b***h, even when I was in school the teachers themselves would make racist comments towards me. There are stereotypes for every race, and everyone has gone through some level of hardship and unequal treatment. Want to know another thing? People assume that I'm racist just because I'm white, which is hypocritical. What about just a history month that focuses on what great people of the past regardless of race, gender, religion, etc that have done wonderful things which have shaped our world today for the better? I don't agree with White History Month, but I don't agree with Black History Month either. Your post doesn't make any sense to me, because I am faced with stereotypical issues as well.
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Can we make it clear that you refer to white people in countries like America?

Because in countries like South Africa, white people are treated almost as badly as the blacks were in America in the sixties. Raped, killed, beaten, robbed, etc. People there- wouldn't hurt for them to have a white history month equivalent, and a fight for equality, rights, etc.

I'm not saying that South Africa isn't a violent place, or trying to justify the atrocities committed by any individuals there.

But... you do know about Apartheid, right? White people aren't exactly under-represented there, and black people in South Africa are the victms of violent crime just as often.
White History Month happens like every 2 months
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Just as less as we need a Straight Pride Parade. Or a National Right Handed People Day. It just doesn't make any sense. A majority doesn't need to celebrate anything and over the course of history, a celebration like this would be very politically incorrect. White people don't have to fight for equality. There's an overrepresentation of white people in the media. White people are portrayed as diverse in tv shows and movies and a movie with a white lead is really easy to find. The other ethnicities, however, don't have that luxury. Whenever someone non-white apprears on TV, they immediately are portrayed in a stereotypical role. For black people, this has begun to change, but the other races, we still are forced to fill our stereotypical roles.

White people who don't believe me: turn on your tv, skim through the channels and count the white people. Believe me now?
As far as I know, there isn't a white history month
Every month is White History month.

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