Black History Month

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 6-eyed shaman, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. 6-eyed shaman

    6-eyed shaman mama's boy

    In celebration of the month of February, black history month, I lift my glass in celebration that President Barack Obama. Is history.

    :sunglasses:
     
  2. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    A whole month, eh? Nothing shows more growth in the equality department than entertaining a whole months worth of recognition to one portion of the population I suppose.
     
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  3. r0llinstoned

    r0llinstoned Gute Nacht, süßer Prinz

    You can bet i'll be on Martin Luther King blvd in downtown LA every weekend this month holding up my black lives matter sign :)
     
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  4. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...

    Yay black history month!

    And then we all forget about that shit for the next eleven months.

    Except for black friday.
     
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  5. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I'll spin some more black metal this month in order to celebrate
     
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  6. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Being of African American descent I take a more straight forward approach to Black history month including the latest scientific research which has shown that Cheddar Man,’ Britain’s Oldest Skeleton, Had Dark Skin, Curly Hair, and rhythm, no actually he had Blue eyes …lol… upending a common assumption that Britain’s indigenous populations were all pale skinned with fair features.


    He lived about 10,000 years ago in the Mesolithic period, the middle part of the Stone Age.


    Research has shown that fair skin pigmentation — long considered a defining feature of Europe — only goes back less than 6,000 years
     
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  7. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Super Moderator

    It’s alright 6 I hear Trump is going to change it to Norway month.
     
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  8. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    ^^^
    Trump doesn’t realize there are 90,000 African immigrants living in Norway who now consider themselves Norwegian.


    If Trump wants Norwegians, I say let him have them.
     
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  9. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    90,000 black norwegians is a neglectable minority for a biased foreign president...
     
  10. Eric!

    Eric! Member

    I miss him........
     
  11. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Super Moderator

    Oh hell you mean they are not all white, next you will be telling me that there are Muslim Norwegians
     
  12. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    I’m always surprised at how fragile some people are. The same people that are offended by a coffee cup are bothered by black history month and black lives matter. Here’s the deal - white lives and white history *already* matters. Black history month exists because without it all history would be white history and that ain’t the whole story
     
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  13. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...

    If you can be offended by a coffee cup anything is possible I guess.
     
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  14. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    Right - 11 months of white history and 1 month of black history and in the name of equality these people complain the 1 month is too much
     
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  15. Okiefreak

    Okiefreak Senior Member

    And they call other people "Snowflakes"!
     
  16. Kerri

    Kerri Member

    Ironic right? From thI group that’s afraid of everything. Brown people having a history month. one kind of coffee cups, holiday greetings, immigrants taking their jobs, needing to be constantly armed because strangers want to murder their family, athletes they don’t know in other cities taking a knee for 90 seconds, Central American gangs, gay people getting married, trans people using bathrooms they’ve been using for decades. There’s nothing these cry babies aren’t afraid of
     
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  17. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member Super Moderator

    this shit again?
     
  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Ah Freeman, the spokesman of the black peoples
     
  19. Noserider

    Noserider You Can Still Call Me Neo

    I'm a fan of Black History Month and wish the other months of the year that are dedicated to certain histories and heritages were equally promoted.

    But here's my two cents.

    Black History Month is an American thing. It tends to focus on the talents and contributions of black Americans. And I'm an American. So, black history is just as much my history as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and FDR and Lincoln, WWII, Lewis and Clark, and all the other history white America embraces.

    I mean, take Frederick Douglass for example. Taught himself to read and write, escaped slavery, met the president, travelled the world, wrote a book, etc. Man came from nothing and became successful based on his wit and determination. That is the American dream personified. So, I don't see people like him as "black" history as much as I do as "American" history. So why white people get their panties in a twist over having to learn about Martin Luther King and Harriet Tubman while watching Denzel movies and cheering for black athletes is beyond me.

    Anyway, mad love for the brave women who came before me:
    http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/02/19/how-many-of-these-early-black-feminists-do-you-know/
     
  20. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Super Moderator

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