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    Black history month

    Many of us White Folk are, so to speak annoyed by the Concept of a a Black History Month,



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    Re: Black history month

    It annoys the heck out of me also.

    We have similar here

    UK Black Pride thanks the community for its success | UK BLACK PRIDE 2013

    But then should us white folk complain, we're branded fascist, racist, Nazi's.

    My Issue Is, when politicians are telling me that I live In a wonderful Multi-cultural Eutopia when we all blissfully Integrate, an event like this actually creates the divide so fiercely frowned upon by the establishment.

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    Re: Black history month

    I agree with Morgan Freeman.
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    Re: Black history month

    Quote Originally Posted by along-for-the-ride View Post
    I agree with Morgan Freeman.
    Likewise.
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    Re: Black history month

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Many of us White Folk are, so to speak annoyed by the concept of a Black History Month
    You shoot yourself in the foot my friend by the way you pose the remark and by the follow up argument.
    The part "Many of us white folk" says it all, taking into consideration the black folk that agree with .

    You have to ask yourself why you as white folk object, do you feel 'They' are getting more than you white folk?
    If that is so.......then perhaps 'They' still need to have their 'Month'.
    If on the other hand you feel the 'Black folk' are no different, and that 'Black history' is all rolled into main stream history, why the speration in your argument that "Many of us White folk"............you obviously seperate the races at the back of your mind, whatever reasoned words come out of your mouth.
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    Re: Black history month

    Makes no sense to me that this (Black History Month) would bother anyone.

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    Re: Black history month

    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Makes no sense to me that this (Black History Month) would bother anyone.
    It makes more sense to me that they incorporate a lot of the "Black History" into the regular textbooks for "American History" What happened to bring about the Civil Rights Movement, and a lot of what happened during that period should be basic history. It defines us as a people as much as the way the American Indian and the settlement of the West were handled, and the way the several different immigrant groups were treated, and as much as the way we handle the current "immigration problem" is finally handled.
    And Mr Freeman is quite correct. As long as we keep separating Blacks, and Whites, and all the others, and continue to make "Race" an issue, we will never truly get past it and become that "One Nation" we keep talking about.
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    Re: Black history month

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    And Mr Freeman is quite correct. As long as we keep separating Blacks, and Whites, and all the others, and continue to make "Race" an issue, we will never truly get past it and become that "One Nation" we keep talking about.
    I agree totally...

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    Re: Black history month

    I don't have a problem with "Black History Month". I think all cultures should celebrate their ancestors. No different tha "Cinco De Mayo", St Pat's day etc. etc.

    My problem starts with the exclusion type of things like "Black Miss America" and others. That's where the separation is a problem. We can all celebrate or acknowledge Black history month but we can't all participate in Black Miss America but Black can participate in the "Miss America" pageant.

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    Just watched the Morgan Freeman video. He does make a lot of sense. He had Mike Wallace a little uncomfortable.

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