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Not even gonna what? It's true bro. In Europe and other Countries.

Black history month isnt all about slavery and Blacks even after slavery was done with were treated unfairly and unjustly. Police brutality all that. Think alot more into things before you post them.

Because white people don't get brutalized by police. rolleyes

They didn't back then. Please don't start an arguement with me. You'll most certainly lose.

So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
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First of all black history month is to celebrate those black americans who did something to change the lives of many people.
Isnt that what certain days (such as Martin Luther King day?) are for?

Im not racist.

This is mostly about slaveryyy butttt:

I just wanna point THIS out.
Slavery started in africa. Among themselves. Africans sold eachother.
Yeah.

This is going to sound soooo racist but if you think about it, there wouldnt be a black history month without all the white people.

Im also just going to point THIS out.
I hate how some black americans today are still all kill the whitey! They enslaved us! Lets ******** wit em! xD

Slavery started in 1619. Its 2012. All of those poor people have passed away. None of those white MEN are alive now. The normal white women and men of today had nothing to do with that. Please get over it. Whitey didnt hurt blacky in this day and age. No im not saying that what happened wasnt wrong Im just saying why should the white people have to pay for it now?

Another thing! The pants sagging thing started with male black slaves. But only because their slave owner had a thing for black boys.

Yeah, pants sagging? started by homosexuals.

xD



im not racist, but i agree w. you .
& i also agree that it's not fair that Caucasians do not have their own month.
we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Philippians Month .
& what about the Native Americans? Americans as well took their land, and is making them almost extinct human society.
African Americans Sold themselves to White People. They can only blame themselves not any other race. Once they sold themselves of course White People thought it was "OK" to enslave Africans. BECAUSE THEY SOLD THEMSELVES.
Also one more point, I see that alot of "Black" people like to think that "Americans" owe them something just because they were once Slaves.
It's 2012 not 1619, get over it . Things have changed ever since then.
Black people are treated just as equal as any other Race.
Stop thinking that you deserve much more than any race. BECAUSE YOU DONT.
You dont deserve anything but RESPECT, & KINDNESS.
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ALSO, i've noticed that young black teens like to tell everyone & their mother that their ancestors were once slaves. NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE WERE SLAVES.
Look at Michelle Obama, wasn't her great grandmother or one women in her family a Slave OWNER. & She's BLACK. So shut up w. your nonsense, cause frankly no one cares if your ancestors were slaves.
2O12 PEOPLE GROW THE **** UP !
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Slavery has is only a small part of Black history month. And its not that a lot of Black people think America owes them something... just the select few losers who think they shouldn't work for what they want and use the race card to pull them through life.
Any one who thinks racism is a total thing of the past is very naive, truth is there is a lot of racist people from several ethnic backgrounds black, white, or purple-poka-dotted, racism isn't a thing of the past its just frowned on by the mass of society. Even the legal system prevents or at least reduces official actions based on racial, age, and gender bias. (by the way I've never seen a purple poka-dotted person... just an example)

Also I don't know what kind of Black teens you hang out with, the mass majority of black youth never bring up anything about their ancestors... actually most people from Gen Y could care less about their own ancestry or anyone else's

Black History Month is just set aside to acknowledge the success of African Americans, those who made a difference despite the odds that were against them back in that time period.
Oh and for your information... Black History Month initially used to be just a week and it was only recognized by 'black' schools... it became Black History Month and was recognized all over the nation by President Ford, whom in case you didn't know was white.
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Not even gonna what? It's true bro. In Europe and other Countries.

Black history month isnt all about slavery and Blacks even after slavery was done with were treated unfairly and unjustly. Police brutality all that. Think alot more into things before you post them.

Because white people don't get brutalized by police. rolleyes

They didn't back then. Please don't start an arguement with me. You'll most certainly lose.

So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)
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Because white people don't get brutalized by police. rolleyes

They didn't back then. Please don't start an arguement with me. You'll most certainly lose.

So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history
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Because white people don't get brutalized by police. rolleyes

They didn't back then. Please don't start an arguement with me. You'll most certainly lose.

So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history
I never said anything about white people.
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So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history
I never said anything about white people.

true but at the time they were the only ones in the police force in like 95% of america xd
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Because white people don't get brutalized by police. rolleyes

They didn't back then. Please don't start an arguement with me. You'll most certainly lose.

So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history


please do not comment on things you obviously dont know about, its a month...not a week.

I didnt say it showed favoritism or put down anyrace.
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Because white people don't get brutalized by police. rolleyes

They didn't back then. Please don't start an arguement with me. You'll most certainly lose.

So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


Thats interesting, Ive never heard that but I dont see why it couldnt be true.
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So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history
I never said anything about white people.

true but at the time they were the only ones in the police force in like 95% of america xd


So?
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It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history
I never said anything about white people.

true but at the time they were the only ones in the police force in like 95% of america xd


So?

that just went right over your head didn't it? xd
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So no white people were ever brutalized by police "back then"? I think for as long as law enforcement has had better weapons than civilians, and people have been around to be brutalized, that people of all types have been brutalized by police. To say that white people didn't get brutalized by police because it was acceptable to do so to darkies is just ludicrous.


veryyyy ludicrous!
It is ludicrous, but while we're on the subject of police butrality, I've heard things that Rodney King instiaged the beating he recieved, has anyone else heard things like it?

(I mean, I'm not saying it's right, what happened to him (because it isn't) but I'm just curious)


You guys are missing the point of Black History Month... its not there to put down the whites, and its not there to show favoritism to one race over the others.
It was a week where black people set aside to look at what their race has achieved despite the difficulty whether that difficulty was due to racial injustice or just hard circumstances of life. When President Ford saw this effort he wanted to recognize that entire month for black history


please do not comment on things you obviously dont know about, its a month...not a week.

I didnt say it showed favoritism or put down anyrace.

You didn't say it but there were several insinuations on this thread and I clearly know more about it than you on a previous page a gave the full history for black history Month which originated as Negro History week until President Ford changed it... for a history major you're lacking in your knowledge of history... stare
(edit the post below is the post I was referring to)
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Most of that... just ignorance.

First off... Martian Luther King Jr. day is mostly celebrating the life and dream of MLK jr.
There is much more to the Civil Rights Movement than just him... so should we have a holiday for every single Afro-American martyr?

Also before there was a 'Black History Month' there was "Negro History Week" the second week of February because it was the birthdays of two Americans who greatly changed the lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass who also took whatever actions he could between education for black people and furthering the cause for Civil Rights.

Black History Month has nothing to do with being anti-white. At the time when it was just Negro History Week: schools in those days excluded all forms of history regarding Blacks, Asians, Mexicans, Native Americans, or just anyone that fell under the category of "colored" The colleges and small institutions that recognized Negro History Week was simply giving insight to their black students of their history so that they may learn the good qualities of their own race which at that time was often ignored or denied.

The one who changed Negro History Week to Black History Month was President Gerald Ford (who by the way was a white man) Black History Month has nothing to do with putting down white people or magnifying the slave trade, fact is EVERY country in the WORLD has had some dealings regarding slaves at some period of time. So theirs no dissing the 'white-man' for having slaves. Every race there is has had some dealings regarding slavery in their past

So... Now that in the 21st century where schools actually teach a thing or two on blacks that had impact either in America or in other parts of the world... Why do we still have Black History Month? (I'll get back to you on that a little further in this post)

Sagging is actually accredited to the Prison systems not slavery. It's unknown which specific race started it. Belts had been taking out of the prison systems to avoid being used as a weapon or a tool for suicide. Men who had been made into someone's (letter after 'A' ends with an 'itch') wore pants that weren't properly fitted on their waist as did those who had no problem with getting their salad tossed (if ya know what I mean). So the homo part was correct, just not the slavery part...
In the 1990s ignorant rap and hip-hop artists picked up on it as a trend without knowing its origins passing it on to ignorant youth who clearly don't have enough pride in themselves to dress properly.

So back to why we still have Black History Month in the modern century. Other than out of tradition its there for young blacks to day to look at their past and take some pride in what their race has accomplished, its there to shine some light on how stupid it is to willfully speak in 'Ebonics' when that horrid butchering of the English language was only a result of the lack of proper education. Its here so that the black youth of today would know that being 'gangsta' sagging pants, and falling into bull crap statistics is not what it means to be black, they're better than that and that's not what the people before them fought for. Black History Month is an aid for blacks to take pride in themselves and where they came from.

Is Black History Month effective for its purpose?
In this day and age... not really, by this time it's no different than any other annual tradition, besides no offense to this generation (I too am part of this generation) But a good deal of Generation Y is made up of idiots who are set in there ways and may not ever change until they take a big fall... and even that may not bring about change.

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