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165 Responses to 3 LA Teachers Removed Over Choice of Black Heroes

  1. Profile photo of TMLkicks89
    TMLkicks89 Female 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Link: 3 LA Teachers Removed Over Choice of Black Heroes - 3 Los Angeles teachers wanted to celebrate Black History Month, but they choose the wrong Black people to honor. Fail!
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    F*cking really? Seriously!?

    **shakes head/faceplam**

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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    it took me a minute, but yeah, i see how that is racist and f*cked up.

    also, what were the names of the teachers? if they had been black teachers, we would know their names AND faces, i`m sure...

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    KingDragon Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    ....so there was a list wih loads of people on, which I guess was for the teachers to pick from since they chose the hero and not the kids...

    who the hell came up with the list in the first place?

    It seems more ignorant than malicious atm

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    shadowtube Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    @TMLkicks89 DUDE! why do so many non-nice individuals like you post spam like this?
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    so, honoring OJ for - what did he do again? idk or rodman for being a great basketball player.... is wrong because after they did good things they did bad things. why do I feel like from this clip those men are trying TOO hard to shape how the world views their black community- can`t we all just be people?
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    @glooStikk good point, if those men are calling racism, it makes you wonder. This si not true of all people, but a lot of the time something done by a person of your own color doesn`t offend, but if a person from another race did it, you would call them racist. :\ (well not YOU, but in general, you know?)
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    Damn right it`s racist.

    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.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    You gotta admit, it`s poor taste to pretend that just because they`re black that they are appropriate role models. Black history month is kinda bunk too though.
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    Rorschach_ Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    What about O.J.s` contribution to football? What about Rodmans` or Pauls to fashion? Wasn`t M.L.K a known womanizer? The very existence of "black" history month is itself racist. And there is NO one more racist than the ACLU or "black" "leaders".
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    Noamfer Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I don`t really get what`s racist about it.. Can anyone explain?
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    Froggybuster Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Only in America is this blown up to be sop big. Also, only in America do they think that Nelson Mandela is African American. This is such a joke, and this is why every other country on the Earth looks down on the States.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    @shadowtube.
    You fail.
    Big time.
  14. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Noamfer: The people they selected are a man who`s famous for getting away with murder, a basketball player who was famous for doing flamboyant things such as wearing a wedding dress and having his hair dyed neon colors all the time, and a guy famous for being a transvestite. Basically, there are no contributions from any of them.

    @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...

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    drips Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Rupaul actually could be considered to have done something valuable for gay, black, transgendered people but the other two don`t really have the cultural cachet.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    This is what happens when you elect a black guy to office. Suddenly all the real black people arent black enough.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    These teachers lack common sense. They`re not qualified to teach.
  18. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    "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."

    I`m guessing you`re white, right?

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    addler Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    "I`m guessing you`re white, right?"

    probably is, stupid noob doesnt know that white people are automatically racist and therefore cant tell people to stop bitching

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    KingDragon Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    @peloos12 about 49 secs in: "there was a whole list, says this student"
  21. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Overreaction? I think so.
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    oceanbeast Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    rorschach - im with you man. black history month is for all black folks not just the cookie cutter people in books. rodman was pretty badass in his hayday and oj was a decent football player, i mean switch him out for tyson.. tyson is arguably in the top 5 most iconic fighters of all time. all people have bad sides and good sides. im sure mlk and nelson mandela have their demons. its all a matter of what they have done to cover their mistakes up. rupaul... and i can`t believe im saying this has been a herald for all people like him he lives his life openly, isn`t that a good quality we want our children to have? these teachers are probably forward thinking open minded individuals and dont deserve to be deposed.
  23. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Oh look...another lame excuse for black people to get all indignant and claim its someone else`s fault for their poor grades.

    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.

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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Why do the black guys who speak need a shady mob of grunts in suits standing behind them? It doesn`t really add to their image.
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    highwaydream Female 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    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?

    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

  26. Profile photo of Wildcats2008
    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    If you want to honor your history and heritage then you must take the good AND the bad. You can`t just pick and choose what you like about history, teach that, and still get an accurate picture of what really went on.

    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.

  27. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    This is retarded, there is nothing wrong with any of those people. yeah, OJ is a convicted felon...and before that he was a sports hero to millions.

    Only in bloody America.

  28. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    "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"

    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?

  29. Profile photo of HerColdHands
    HerColdHands Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    I`m WAY more upset over the fact they got upset that he was a crossdresser!
  30. Profile photo of dormetheus
    dormetheus Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    What a stupid double standard: RuPaul is a shame to black folks because s/he`s gay?!!

    ROFL!

    S/he`s probably done more for equality than any of these whining douchebags.

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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    i thikn rupaul is a fine choice :P
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    Wow...this is stupid. I mean yea the teachers are idiots for `liking` the figures that they did pick...but aren`t civil rights activists hating on members of their own race right there? Basically saying `oh you don`t count`
  33. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Hey, that`s the school from (the original) Halloween!

    That said, we should also not teach students about MLK, or else we`re advocating blatant plagiarism as a means to success.

  34. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    1. "Rupaul actually could be considered to have done something valuable for gay, black, transgendered people but the other two don`t really have the cultural cachet."

    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.

  35. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    See, I thought that each teacher/class picked one person to represent, but each one had their own list with probably 50 or so people on it. It just so happened that three of those teachers had these people included. And when you`re making a list like this... you`d probably start reaching for straws as well "hm... well they DID do this". The only one who remains questionable is OJ... but he was a great, great, great football player, so maybe... meh.

    Time for me to pull out of the conversation and distract you with this GIF.

  36. Profile photo of Namikaze
    Namikaze Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Learning about black people for a whole month is extremely boring. A Native American History month sounds more interesting.
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    triacnid Male 70 & Over
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    @ oceanbeast and Tay-Dor especially, I agree with every word you said. I take offense to their taking offense.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    id like to hear why the the teachers choose those people....at least it wasnt biggie and tupac....
  39. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    I don`t see what the problem is. Stupid school official is only worried about HIS job. Funny how people twist things to the way THEY want to view it and expect others to go along with them. You think kids don`t learn about white people who are not the "best" role models? Should Hitler not be studied? Come on people.
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    mickeym19 Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    How is Nelson Mandela African-American??
  41. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    IT`S RACIST!
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    i get that they were supposed to be choosing prominent and positive figures and while those 3 might not have been perfect role models they werent bad or anything. just cause a guy looks or acts different than what is accepted in the mainstream doesnt make them bad. nor does having a run in with the law, hell the entire civil rights movement was based around breaking the law. all 3 of those guys made great livings and are very well known and respected, this should be a total non-issue
  43. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Abolish Black history month...problem solved!

    This is why the rest of the world looks at America and says "WTF guys"?

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    PermaFrost Female 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    To everyone in that video, and the people involved, I say, Shut the f uck up!
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Give me a break. First off, the month itself is racist. Second, who gives a poo? Every time a teacher gets on the news they push to get the teacher fired. drat that.

    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.

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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Oh drat off. It`s Black History month, and like it or not, the "bad parts" are part of your history too.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    black history month itself is racist
  48. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    aww man i should really read other comments before i post
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    josher8 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN JENKINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    "black history month itself is racist"

    I agree. Racism will exist so long as there are groups to divide us. And Ouch, RuPaul, and Denis Rodman must feel like poo.

  51. Profile photo of baileyabb
    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    @ josher8
    you made my day.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    We didn`t give black people the shortest month of the year so that we could honor people like OJ Simpson.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    hooray for christians and conservitaves taking poo way to far. black history month is a joke BTW why should we set aside a whole month to recognize the achievements of ONE race, why not one month celebrating the most important people in history or a month for each race (though we would need to do some serious consolidating)
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    So OJ Simpson was not a part of history? If you want to have a "race" based history month, then you better take the good with the bad. Suck it up!

    Just an after thought... where would Micheal Jackson fit into all this??

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    elphienotfae Female 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Another example of hiding the kids from the truth. Besides, why do we need these race months anyways? Do we have to mention their race? Because that seems more racist than anything else. What about all the other races who don`t get their month?
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    arcticsheep Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    "We didn`t give black people the shortest month of the year so that we could honor people like OJ Simpson."

    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

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    npdarren Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    To be fair, at one point all of the black people the teachers chose were prominent figures...
  58. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    My personal quote is that "When you define yourself by race, you are not part of the human race"

    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.

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    WSOpDunc Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Like 2 or 3 others on this board, I`m offended that people are offended about this.

    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..

  60. Profile photo of WSOpDunc
    WSOpDunc Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    ...you are, as long as you do your bit and your happy with being treated like everyone else.

    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.

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    All I see is an ad for "American Express".

    Thanks for nothing, IAB.

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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    WTF? RuPaul is awesome.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    OJ, Ru Paul, and Rodman... all are famous and have made a difference in the world. I think this falls right in with the "You`re taking it out of context" BS from all that Bible talk.

    Just because a man did one or more bad thing doesn`t mean he is a bad person as a whole.

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    dracokain Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    oh noez not rupaul and oj and rodman. They have all done their share of good things over time, people are too damn uptight over crap
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    i dont know about racist. just stupid.
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    PhantomX9 Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    the funny thing is if 3 black teachers did the same thing no one would of cared and @1:32 "we have a black pesident and barrack obama" ................
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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    I love RuPaul!!
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    idk much about ru paul but it sounds like they`re pissed because the teachers picked a gay guy.
    So a gay guy,a foot ball player that was acquitted of murder charges, and a "bad boy" nba player arent good enough black guys? well. i can see OJ, but the other 2, i dont really see. Then again the only reason im posting right now is to avoid writing a lab write up and 2 essays.
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    Lozal Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Whats so wrong with Ru Paul? S/he has made a giant contribution to society by being one of the only celebrities to openly live their life, even though it is not the norm. I would think that s/he is the type of person you would want your children looking up to... Also have to agree that if it were three black teachers who picked these people there would be no problems.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    Every day of the year (in America at least) is about White History. Black people had no place in history, because when history was going on, they were being treated like crap. I don`t know what everybody`s problem is (and everybody who has a problem is white, so what does that say) with BHM. One month out of the year, people learn a bit about black history, since it`s not a huge part of the textbooks in school. BHM isn`t some kind of punishment, and it`s not putting black people on a pedestal or something- it`s just a month. All I learned about in school was what a bunch of old white guys did - I never learned much about what women contributed to history because they`re simply not in the textbooks. Nobody cares about women, nobody cares about black people. And in Canada, nobody cares about native people. Everybody is still racist and the world is still poo.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Also: 2 years of a male black president vs. over 220 years of white male presidents.

    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!!

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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    whats wrong with OJ. I loved his Movies.
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    I`d have really thrown them for a loop and chosen Jesus as a Black History Month hero. I mean, the man was born in Jerusalem - I doubt he was white.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    what the hell is RuPaul?? Just because he`s a cross dresser doesn`t mean anything! If they wanted to research Obama, they can research Obama. OJ and that other guy I didn`t catch his name I understand, but RuPaul? It`s not like he was a suspected felon or a bad boy, he merely wants to dress like a woman. In fact he has a great saying in his show. If you can`t love yourself then how will anyone else love you? (not copied exactly of courseif you`ve ever seen it...) So really!
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    You can go back and forth forever over whether or not their choices were technically wrong, but what`s really in question here is their intentions. They were basically trolling the classroom. They didn`t honestly think those were the best black figures they could have chosen, they did it to get a rise out of people.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    Since when is "Black" capitalized?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    "I don`t really see those 3 being an important part of history." Not an important part of "Black History," but a part of it. You can`t just take the good an ignore the bad. Everyone who is "Black" is part of "Black History". Then again, I think we should just do away with "Black History Month", and admit that it`s all part of History. The contributions these people have made are not special, or unique, but just part of history. It should be changed to "American History" month.
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    CinematicD Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    people are funny
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    you wanna celebrate being black, you better be able to accept the good with the bad. these people are ultra retarded. dennis rodman should sue for defamation of character.
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    ok so isn`t black history month to be a month dedicated to the history of black people? they`re....BLACK...therefore, they cannot be left out...or else it should be called "important history-changing black people`s month"..........ugh.....i`m fed up with all this crap
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    well cman, i just read your comment....

    thank you, that was all i wanted to say, and you said it briefly lol

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    D-Roc_OPP Male 18-29
    46 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    So lemme get this straight, there are certain black people who what? bring shame to black history? is that why theres a big deal about it? Either way i agree with morgan freemans outlook on BHM
  83. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    I think its BS if they get fired for that really? I mean they fail on the fact that historically those three people are of no real significance but they are blowing that way out of proportion.
  84. Profile photo of DiegoDeFuego
    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
    239 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    @Boadicea

    Morgan Freeman has a problem with black history month.

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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    Growing up in a predominately black area, all I have ever learned about is how horrible white people are, and how awesome black people are for sticking through it all, and this has been going on for...11 years now? And honestly, I am so fu*king sick of hearing black people whining. I mean, they literally keep themselves separated from people now with all of this BS. Yes, there is racism, there probably always WILL be, but come ON. You have a black president for god sake, racism isn`t THAT bad if we do. Hell, in almost ALL of my classes, I was the only white girl, and I would LITERALLY get fu*ked with for being white. They are just as guilty for racism as anyone else is -_- The only way we can all be completely equal, is if we stop looking at each others races, and looking at people as individuals instead. However, since the human race is a hateful animal, I don`t think this will happen anytime soon. /rant.
  86. Profile photo of SwyvedLegacy
    SwyvedLegacy Female 18-29
    160 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    Not sure why there`s such a stink about RuPaul. I think he is a very important figure. He`s charitable, and an advocate for tolerance and equality.
  87. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Diego: ...So? He is one man. He is not the official spokesman for every black man on earth. I`m sure you could find a woman who laughs at misogynistic jokes. Your point is?
  88. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    "They are just as guilty for racism as anyone else is -_-" QFT

    in most cases, they are MORE guilty of it (as lots of white people tread carefully).

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    @Boadicea:

    you`re right...thats Jesse Jackson

  90. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    I guess I`m like a lot of other people here. I think the objection to Rupaul is based on homophobic sentiment. S/he speaks out about positive self image, equality, and being oneself, personally I would want my children to learn about this.

    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

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    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Well said, Kalimata.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    Epic
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    this is a serious win, we need more of this. Why is there a Black History month, or even Hispanic heritage month? i never heard of White history month, are we only confined to to one month out o the year to remember Luther or Cesar Chavez???

    way to shove it in their Arses Teachers.... Kudos to you.

  94. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
    600 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    You white guys need to tell us which black people you like or it`s racist! WHAT?!?!? You like THOSE black people? YOU RACIST!!!
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    i know this is twice now but....


  96. Profile photo of kevin3113
    kevin3113 Male 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    Tonyjet, isnt it because us white guys were the opressors? I mean, i dont know anything about american history, but im pretty sure you made them slaves or something?
  97. Profile photo of hazeofwar
    hazeofwar Male 18-29
    213 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    @riotDX

    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.

    @Tonyjet
    The 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.

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    monkeyman828 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    "dennis rodman- former NBA star and badboy"
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    hazeofwar wtf... those werent the ONLY things they came up with :P.

    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.

  100. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:10 am
    Dear NAACP -- STFU!!!!!!!


    SERIOUSLY??????

    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

  101. Profile photo of oceanbeast
    oceanbeast Male 18-29
    549 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:14 am
    i know the iab mob is pretty intelligent, but just in case an outsider reads this.

    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

  102. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:29 am
    Those `black leaders` find this to be racist and appalling. Fine. They had their say. Here`s mine:
    What I find racist and appalling is that our society expects us to be colorblind in our treatment of other people while setting aside a month to promote the achievements of people based on the skin color of the achievers.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:40 am
    @oceanbeast

    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.

  104. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:50 am
    "What I find racist and appalling is that our society expects us to be colorblind in our treatment of other people while setting aside a month to promote the achievements of people based on the skin color of the achievers." Exactly, the racist thing is the fact that you have something called Black History Month!
  105. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:09 am
    ... What`s wrong with Ru Paul?

    Saying he`s not "acceptable" is homophobic/anti-transsexual.

    So you`re gonna go straight from one bias to another?

  106. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:49 am
    What I find racist and appalling is that our society expects us to be colorblind in our treatment of other people while setting aside a month to promote the achievements of people based on the skin color of the achievers.

  107. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:05 am
    wtf is wrong with RuPaul!?
  108. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3242 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:06 am
    From what I have seen from working in a truly diverse college side convenience store:
    Good people I`ve seen: Whites: 60%
    Blacks: 10%
    Questionable: Whites: 20%
    Blacks: 50%
    Truly horrible: Whites: 15%
    Blacks: 38%
    Unknown/Undecided: Whites: 5%
    Blacks: 2%

    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...

  109. Profile photo of StreetPunk
    StreetPunk Male 18-29
    34 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:13 am
    Sounds to me like a lesson Black Historical figures in pop culture. OJ, most notable athlete/convicted murder (depending on the stance you take) RuPaul...eh...i dont know what he did. Dennis Rodman ( I think his concept is be who you want to be despite the fact of others opinions).

    Again, children have to be taught carefully. This level of comprehension may not be appropriate for 6 year olds.

  110. Profile photo of Dylan_Dog
    Dylan_Dog Male 18-29
    63 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:18 am
    WTF is wrong with RuPaul???!!!???
  111. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:31 am
    I think Morgan Freeman said it best.
  112. Profile photo of Sistarose
    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:47 am
    Wow, good post from Morgan Freeman, thanks. On the plus side, RuPaul rules, and the fact he was so derided is an insult to both the fact he represnts black people and gay people.
  113. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:20 am
    "What I find racist and appalling is that our society expects us to be colorblind in our treatment of other people while setting aside a month to promote the achievements of people based on the skin color of the achievers."

    A THOUSAND TIMES WIN.

  114. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:34 am
    Yes. You are not allowed to believe what you want.
  115. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 5:55 am
    I`ve found the official song for black history month they should use this next year....Black history month song
  116. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:14 am
    As said by others, Morgan Freeman did say it best. The whole thing is an excellent example of how a society has become so terrified of being branded racist, they go completely the other way and put races in the spotlight un-intentionally. Sort of like the Barack Obama paradox- Everyone implied it`s a great inoculation against racist ideology that America has a black president, but by saying that, they are judging him by the colour of his skin, which is wrong. Very ironic.
  117. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:29 am
    Is this a joke? Are they really upset about this????
  118. Profile photo of TxTnViolence
    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
    197 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:32 am
    No paradox. People aren`t judging him they are judging society. He`s the first black president in the history of america, descended from a people that were once sold right along side cattle. That`s quite a fracking accomplishmen.. FOR AMERICA. You expect people not to talk about it because if they mention skin color it`s racist?
  119. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:41 am
    Now that`s just trollin`
  120. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:41 am
    If there was a white history month, I`d let my kid study the 3 stooges,or lizzie borden,or cotton mathers.But there is no white history month.White people aren`t special enough.
  121. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:43 am
    I don`t expect people not to talk about it, but by making a big deal about his skin colour, they`re actually going against MLK`s dream. I`m not saying that talking about Barack Obamas skin colour is racist, but to constantly bring it up in the way the media did when he was elected is wrong. He was never refereed to without mention of his skin colour-thats what I was getting at.
  122. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:46 am
    In short- whilst we constantly single out one race,positively or negatively we cant abolish racism. The history of black people should be celebrated along with the history of everyone elses.
  123. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:58 am
    Really, no one else thinks that was douchey of them to pick those three? I do.
  124. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 7:06 am
    Black history month is the most racist to ever come out of positive discrimination.
  125. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 7:10 am
    jebus, once again, blacks going way overboard with something just to cause problems and keep racism alive. Blacks are 100% more racist than any whites. They don`t want the race war to end, EVER. Most of us whites are way past racism, but blacks just can`t drop it, they gotta whine and cry at every little issue
  126. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 7:30 am
    belunan - You are a genius. I wish there were more people like you, seriously.
  127. Profile photo of markperr
    markperr Male 50-59
    33 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Okay, I get Ru Paul, but O.J. and Rodman? Come on, they were once sports heroes. Will the LA NAACP say the same thing when a teacher suggests the name of Barack Obama in a few years from now?
  128. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Whine, cry, b*tch, moan.

    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.

  129. Profile photo of yadaocarlos
    yadaocarlos Male 30-39
    2 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 8:54 am
    the father of barack obama is a kenyan, never was a slave, his mother is a white american..so barack cannot relate to the black american slaves ..rodman was the best rebounder of the bulls and contributed greatly for their championships, OJ was once the greatest star in football.. whats wrong with being gay and a cross dresser..is this against the law? so tiger woods cannot be a role model now because he is not only a golfing genius but because he loves tons of sex which is normal for a healthy straight male? if these scions of slaves feel so discriminated why don`t they just go back to africa and settle in the land of their ancestors? only the lazy, malcontent and incompetent feel discriminated against
  130. Profile photo of DiegoDeFuego
    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
    239 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:13 am
    "I don`t know what everybody`s problem is (and everybody who has a problem is white, so what does that say) with BHM."
    Boadicea
    Female, 18-29, Canada

    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?

  131. Profile photo of minimoose101
    minimoose101 Male 18-29
    7 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:16 am
    this is bull poo black people are so dratin racist why do they care WHO they celebrate theyre all black
  132. Profile photo of wordmcsee
    wordmcsee Male 18-29
    9 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:24 am
    What I find racist and appalling is that our society expects us to be colorblind in our treatment of other people while setting aside a month to promote the achievements of people based on the skin color of the achievers. -belunan
  133. Profile photo of ShadowDD13
    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:39 am
    the tv station is a fail along with the guy who posted this, this isnt news, this is crap, despite whatever they are ding now, they all played big parts in their respective fields, football or whatever, but of course its racist to even consider that when ur dealing with black people, they only want to show the saints... as if it makes them look any better, all other races now hate them anyways because of how racist they really are
  134. Profile photo of andrewmedl
    andrewmedl Male 18-29
    50 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:45 am
    I love that some of you are trying to act like these teachers were "honoring" OJ Simpson was a reaction to his football career. Really. If you come from that angle, it`s a bit difficult to take your argument seriously. Typical knee-jerk wildly overrationalized reaction from seemingly everyone that`s not in the black community. OJ Simpson and Dennis Rodman were good athletes. If they were trying to pick good athletes, Jim Brown, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, and Magic Johnson make just a BIT more sense, don`t you think? If you don`t think this was a blatantly racist act, just stick your head back up your ass where it came from.
  135. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 10:03 am
    vv phew, I was getting worried there.

    p.s. I`m so glad you mentioned Jim Brown. I flippin` LOVE that guy.

  136. Profile photo of AndelleRae
    AndelleRae Female 18-29
    837 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Honestly I see absolutely nothing wrong with Rupaul being on this list. He is a fantastic person and it`s actually a great message that he doesn`t care what people expect of him and does what he loves and feels most comfortable with.

    I`m not saying that`s why these teachers chose him among the three they did choose, but that`s my view on Rupaul.

  137. Profile photo of CreamKreator
    CreamKreator Male 30-39
    69 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 10:14 am
    So choosin a crossdresser is racist? I think it`s more homophobic...I can understand O.J. to raise an issue and just maybe Rodman too but Ru Paul? Or have imissed some news where he beat somebody up with his pooch...
  138. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Jeebus what is this the Ru Paul fan club?
  139. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 11:26 am
    @Boadicea:
    you`re right...thats Jesse Jackson


    Hahaha.

    Also: you`re all racist.

  140. Profile photo of andrewmedl
    andrewmedl Male 18-29
    50 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Re: Rupaul: um, totally. I think it`s pretty fair to get into intent here, and unless you really think that Rupaul`s gender-bending has helped progress black culture...which it hasn`t...and no one really thinks it has...it`s a cynical statement being made by racists. That`s it. That simple. No need to look any further, folks. It`s also cynical towards transgender people, incidentally, as Rupaul is being picked out in order to denigrate him. This really is simple: step one is recognize obvious stupidity/intolerance, step two is deride it because it`s ignorant and unproductive. There`s no argument for including any of these three people in a black history month celebration. Not a single one.
  141. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Look at these sad losers getting all butthurt..

    I`m surprised you can even take a poo over there in the US without some group of twats getting offended by it.

  142. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    south park did it!
  143. Profile photo of odle
    odle Male 13-17
    29 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    black people are the most racist of all
  144. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Honestly, I don`t give a poo about this story. It`s a whole circle full of retardedness, which of course might have something to do with the fact that they`re in LA...
  145. Profile photo of snukatoof
    snukatoof Male 18-29
    58 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    This is ridiculous...
    I`m sorry but black history month (which one? February or October?!) is absolutely pointless.
    Call me a bigot if you wish, but bringing attention to the existence of a `minority` with some equivalent to ribbon wearing over the coarse of a month does nothing to achieve the equality that any minority wishes upon themselves.
    Of course, the NAACP on their own is one of the most racist and most active organizations in the states, so I`m not surprised to see the black community have a problem with something so completely not newsworthy.
    This is similar to Obama getting involved with the beef between a white cop and an old black man having it out during a possible breaking and entering investigation.
  146. Profile photo of AlexTron
    AlexTron Male 18-29
    534 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Nag nag nag. What`s wrong with RuPaul? Hater`s goin` to hate.. lol
  147. Profile photo of andrewmedl
    andrewmedl Male 18-29
    50 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    @snukatoof

    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.

  148. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    celebrating black history month is racist in of itself. we shouldn`t celebrate anybody`s skin color, cause it doesn`t matter. Yeah African Americans had a pooty past, but when the baby boomer generation dies out racism will go down i think.
  149. Profile photo of MizzMe
    MizzMe Female 18-29
    509 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    Regardless of everyone`s personal opinion there is a valid point. Of all the african american`s that have given recognizable contributions...RuPaul? Rodman? OJ? C`mon, that`s a huge slap in the face.
  150. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    It sounds to me that this was the teacher`s way of "protesting" Black History Month. Pretty childish, and in poor taste.
  151. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    pro basquetball player, pro football player and a pro gay guy so its not too bad
  152. Profile photo of oceanbeast
    oceanbeast Male 18-29
    549 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    i don`t understand why these choices where 1. bad 2. offensive or 3. racist. i am hispanic and during hispanic heritage month we don`t care who you pick to do a drating report on, c/mon our month is from sep 15 - oct 15... even our MONTH IS JUMPING A BORDER FOR dratS SAKE. these people where not making a racist stand against black history month, its your history be proud of it.. maybe you feel shame for what your people have done? that`s not our fault. and like i said race is a social construct that needs to be disappeared through understanding its a biological trait
  153. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:47 am
    Many black people are racist.
  154. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:10 am
    I love america except for the fact that we are the only country on earth that cares about the color of people`s skins. For real, we are only one race, and that is human.
  155. Profile photo of CreepyShanny
    CreepyShanny Female 18-29
    152 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    Maybe they were just trying to be original? And using the president wasnt a good example in my opinion but....eh...whatever
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    Evological Male 18-29
    11 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    @Akabane
    you said:
    "I love america except for the fact that we are the only country on earth that cares about the color of people`s skins"

    What? the fact you`re "the only country"? where the hell did you get this "fact" from?

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    7Mechanical Female 13-17
    56 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    hey, I like RuPaul!
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    SatanMyMasta Male 13-17
    3 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 4:04 am
    Jessie Jackson can kiss my royal Irish A**!
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    yadaocarlos Male 30-39
    2 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 6:31 am
    so what is the qualification for a black role model? Muhammad Ali was a draft dodger, he said he did not believe in U.S. involvement in Vietnam, is he an idealist or is he just a plain coward who hid under the bed and refused to heed the call when the trumpets blared?
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    xattributex Male 18-29
    144 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    This kind of nonsense will always occur as long as we are separating ourselves through history, and color. Black history month is a racist thing in the first place, because it`s simply something else that separates us from equality. Good intentions makes a victim of a race.

    That was my "oh poo, I`m going to get it now" statement for the evening.

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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    I don`t get it. So the black people are saying it`s racist for the teachers to select black people to represent them?

    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.

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    booboox2 Female 18-29
    1 post
    March 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    This is terrible. My thoughts are that we should be able to pick whom ever we want to for our hero... plus we should have a WHITE history month. drat everyone, if your toes are too brittle to be stepped upon, wear steal toed boots!
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    oh jesus christ, please stop bitching as if you were wronged personally and deeply, naacp. people in general are way too sensitive, especially about this racial drivel. this shouldn`t even have made the gddamn news.
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    armywife731 Female 18-29
    2 posts
    April 24, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Okay I get why OJ Simposon is offensive.....but why Ru Paul....I guess his contributions to the Gay community may only be honored during Gay Pride Month.....

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