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STFU "black community". You can`t ignore all the bad black people history gave us. You don`t see us getting upset when the teachers talk about Hitler during White History Month.
That was my "oh poo, I`m going to get it now" statement for the evening.
What? the fact you`re "the only country"? where the hell did you get this "fact" from?
A couple of observations: First why the single quotes around minority? Blacks are a minority. That`s not an opinion, it`s a fact. And we call attention to the struggle because it`s a hugely significant part of our nation`s history. Just because you didn`t live through it doesn`t mean it didn`t happen, and by the way it`s still happening, largely due to people who deny its existence.
Second, are you black? If not, who exactly are you to say that Black History Month is "pointless?" Isn`t it the peak of false entitlement to assume that our opinions as white people matter, like, at all, in cases like this? Try understanding it before you deride it, otherwise you`re about as useless as possible in the debate. Could it be that BHM`s not being for you is what`s bothering you? You don`t have to take pride in it, but black folks sure as hell do, and they should, considering the struggle of their race in this country. It`s something that people care about. Deal with it.
I`m surprised you can even take a poo over there in the US without some group of twats getting offended by it.
Also: you`re all racist.
I`m not saying that`s why these teachers chose him among the three they did choose, but that`s my view on Rupaul.
p.s. I`m so glad you mentioned Jim Brown. I flippin` LOVE that guy.
The point is that statement is false.
"Black people had no place in history, because when history was going on, they were being treated like crap."
You are aware that history didn`t just start within the last two hundred or so years right?
"All I learned about in school was what a bunch of old white guys did"
We spent as much time on George Washington Carver as we did on Thomas Edison. "Black History" is too covered in the text books.
Phyllis Wheatly, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, The Harlem Renaissance, Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Rosa Parks, and these are people off the top of my head.
What are you expecting? Do you want there to be a 50/50 split between black and white in history Books? Why don`t other minorities get the same treatment? Why?
Just because OJ is a convicted criminal doesn`t undo his football career. He just did something incredibly stupid. Same with Rodman. I can`t really say anything positive about rupaul, because I don`t really know anything about him.They weren`t great examples, but despite their stupid choices later in life they certainly were prominent figures in history.
I love the way the news channel is playing it up like the teachers were showing porn to 6yr olds. Way to over dramatize jackholes.
A THOUSAND TIMES WIN.
Again, children have to be taught carefully. This level of comprehension may not be appropriate for 6 year olds.
Point of this post? From what I have seen from personal observation, there are nice people and there are bad people, and somehow the stereotypes rise up.Call me racist, but that`s just how I view what I see. I`m not belittling anyone, it`s just something that I learned I HAVE to do, or else I get stuff stolen... the stories I could tell from working there...
Saying he`s not "acceptable" is homophobic/anti-transsexual.
So you`re gonna go straight from one bias to another?
I totally agree. There are better ways to teach our kids social and cultural values than devoting a particular month to honoring blacks. Get over it NAACP. Personally, I`m tired of your "poor me" attitude. Buck-up.
why DO schools have race based monthly lesson plans? race isn`t even a real thing, race is a social construct that we all propagate. race doesn`t distinguish people by belief, gender, action, or anything one can become. its a barrier constructed based on things a person can not control, biology, physical traits, genetics. why is it ok to group people up based on circumstances not in their power to change or affect. it seems to me that schools are embracing racism through these tactics, instead we should teach children about social constructs and their effect on people as a whole. maybe that would actually give kids something that actually mattered
Okay, I get it. People socially segregate themselves into groups with of people with similar political, social, and lifestyle choices as you.
If one of those choices is race, then you`re the one who is saying the PIGMENTATION of your drating skin IS A CORE MORAL VALUE IN YOUR LIFE.
Please explain to me how you hope to win this battle. You`re championing the rights of black people, but black people are no better or worse than everyone else. You standing there pretending that the pooty black people don`t exist, doesn`t make the rest of the black people MORE MORAL. It only makes people think that SKIN COLOR MATTERS AT ALL.
what your communicating here is that skin color trumps morality
good job drating stupid piece of poo
and drat everyone who is against these teachers. black history month isnt about choosing the BEST black person. Rue Paul or whatever was a damn good choice. easily the most well known gay/cross dressing black guy. what, the black community hates gays? that woman and the speakers obviously do. dennis rodman, eh, but nothing WRONG with the choice. and OJ, well, if he IS innocent, thats also a damn good choice. he overcame the odds and wasnt convicted of the murder.
They never said anything about us being racist if we didn`t say what black people we liked. The fact that all they could come up with was Rue Paul, Dennis Rodman, and OJ Simpson is sickening.
@TonyjetThe reason that there isn`t white history month is because white people haven`t struggled nearly enough to get to where we are compared to African Americans. And to think that they`re STILL subject to racism after all these years makes my stomach turn.
way to shove it in their Arses Teachers.... Kudos to you.
OJ`s later actions do not negate his contributions to football, if anything, he could be used as a cautionary tale, one with educational value. Same with Dennis, he followed his own inner path, and while some may object to his dress wearing antics, something is to be said for his strength of individuality.
It`s all about the way you look at it, I would have liked to see exactly how the teachers dealt with the subject matter.And I wish we had seen the whole cut of the lady in the car talking about how she didn`t want her kids to learn about Rupaul, I`d have liked to know why, and then perhaps the story may have been about a different type of discrimination
you`re right...thats Jesse Jackson
in most cases, they are MORE guilty of it (as lots of white people tread carefully).
Morgan Freeman has a problem with black history month.
thank you, that was all i wanted to say, and you said it briefly lol
Yeah, racism sure is done with after two years!! There`s a black president, so every black man and woman in the US has every opportunity in the world!!
Just because a man did one or more bad thing doesn`t mean he is a bad person as a whole.
Thanks for nothing, IAB.
What really gets me is the fact that STILL, we see people trading on the fact that they don`t think they`re equal anymore.
There`s a black president for Christ`s sake. Stop complaining about being passed over because of where you`re from and work harder to show that it`s not what you look like or where you`re from that counts...it`s what you do.
Black History Month? Brilliant. I`ll just put that one in my diary, oh wait, I`ve got Chinese, Indian, Native American, Maori, Fijian, Caucasian and Inuit history months too coming up. Hmmm, when are we going to find time to teach children useful things like maths and science?
I don`t remember who said it, but the worst sort of sexist is a man that thinks women need to be defended and taken care of. Along the same track, the worst sort of racist is one that thinks black people need concessions to make them feel equal. What happened to equality meaning equality? Why can`t we learn about black people that have done bad, as well as white people?
I mean seriously. This is as bad as the Music of Black Origin Awards we have over here in the UK. Imagine if someone suggested a music of White Origin awards? There would be uproar.
I have no problem with black people. I don`t care what shade of..
Seriously... you could be black... white... asian, hispanic, native american... or human. Your call.
I`m all for celebrating culture (even one`s that aren`t my own)... but people are idiots when it comes to defining their society.
what the hell is wrong with everyone.
PEOPLE ARE (virtually) EQUAL NOW. blacks dont need a "history month". what do you think whites and the other 11 months? thats bs. everybody, blacks, asians, whites, have every month of the year. what makes february so special for you black people? nothing. your just like us. there`s no white history month.
it`s as if you just want february to praise black people or something. waht the hell.
race is taken way too seriously. i treat someone with different color skin the same way i would treat a person with different color hair. there`s no "blonde history month".
WOW the world is retarded
Just an after thought... where would Micheal Jackson fit into all this??
I agree. Racism will exist so long as there are groups to divide us. And Ouch, RuPaul, and Denis Rodman must feel like poo.
As for why the month is racist: Racism will only be abolished when everything is equal. By putting one group in front of the other, no matter the context, there will be racism.
This is why the rest of the world looks at America and says "WTF guys"?
Time for me to pull out of the conversation and distract you with this GIF.
I keep seeing that sentiment echoed by a few people and it`s something I hadn`t considered but I can agree with it.
2. "@peloos12 about 49 secs in: "there was a whole list, says this student""
It also said the list was made by the teachers, each class`s list was different.
3. Those things considered, I don`t see the big deal anymore.
That said, we should also not teach students about MLK, or else we`re advocating blatant plagiarism as a means to success.
S/he`s probably done more for equality than any of these whining douchebags.
Way to contort things and put words in my mouth.
My point is that if you IGNORE anything negative about all three of those people, and only look at the good things, you have a hall-of-fame football player, a hall-of-fame basketball player, and a transvestite. Notice that ignoring the bad is still leaving everything on the table for RuPaul. Being gay or transexual or whatever isn`t a bad thing, and RuPaul is innocent of any crimes, but what has he/she done that`s so great?
Only in bloody America.
We discuss all the countless other "bad people" of every other race constantly but the second a few "questionable" African Americans are brought up then they are labeled as racist.
Unless you went through the first part of last century and the Civil Rights movement, you have no IDEA what racism is. You may have been looked at wrong or someone did something you didn`t like but you probably weren`t chased down by dogs, sprayed with fire hoses or beaten in the street because of your skin color.
So it`s better to murder someone than to be openly gay? So if I come by and murder your spouse/friend/etc, that`d be loads better than if I were to live my life as a flamboyant girl in man`s clothes? That`s messed up right there
Get over it. A black man was elected president. Black people have no grounds to bitch anymore. They cannot claim to not have opportunity anymore.
probably is, stupid noob doesnt know that white people are automatically racist and therefore cant tell people to stop bitching
I`m guessing you`re white, right?
@KingDragon There`s no way there was a list because if there had been these three people would have never been on it.
You know racism is the most overblown topic in the history of the universe and the only way it will ever go away is if we stop talking about, but for once I can see what they`re angry about.
Listen, they could make an argument for OJ and Dennis Rodman. Seriously. Not a very good one, but there`d be one.... but RuPaul? Seriously? It doesn`t matter the good things these guys did, they`re well-known for other ones. It just doesn`t make sense that other historic figures were passed up for these guys...
Three teachers pick a greatly successful footballer, a greatly successful basketballer, and TBH a guy I`ve never heard of but who seems pretty confident in himself. The fact that they`re getting disciplined tells you only one thing: they`re white.
Racist as hell.
who the hell came up with the list in the first place?
It seems more ignorant than malicious atm
also, what were the names of the teachers? if they had been black teachers, we would know their names AND faces, i`m sure...