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Do you think we should still have Black History Month?

I watched a news segment last night where they were discussing whether or not we should still have Black History Month.

One black women said that in a world of Opra, Tiger Woods, and Barrack Obama we no longer need a Black History Month.

Some argued that some children still don't know about the things that happened in our history while others said it's unfair to have a Black History Month when serious injustices were done to Native Americans as well as other groups and we don't have specific months sets aside for them.

WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS AND THOUGHTS ON THIS?

****PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE**** DO NOT TURN THIS INTO A RACIAL ATTACK POST AGAINST ANY RACE!!! We are adults and moms. We should be able to discuss this in a rational and adult manner.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (64)
  • If we can have a native american indian day, yes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Nope, since we are all equal I do not see the point in it.
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 11:21 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • It doesn't bother me and since it's been tradition for so long I doubt they will just stop.
    PinkDiamond717

    Answer by PinkDiamond717 at 11:21 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I dont' think balck history month/day/anything is needed. They don't have white History month do they? People blow race way out of porportion. Yes, black people were used as slaves, but it was other black people selling them to the white people! There were also white slaves. Who cares? It isn't even pertinant anymore.
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 11:22 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • yes.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 11:25 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • No I don't think we should have a month dedicated to any race. Things of history should be taught by the parents and school.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I have issues with a lot of these thing..like why does MLK get a holiday and no others that worked for civil rights. He spearheaded a movement..but he wasn't alone. Why isn't it called Civil Rights Day? Before anyone gets their poison pens after me..I also have a lot of issues with 'Columbus Day' in October...why isn't it called 'Discovers Day" or something else that would recognize the others. Where is our homage to the Native Americans who were slaughtered, stolen from, lied to and then sent to live on land that nobody else wanted? The USA never kept a single treaty made with them...and somebody wants to scream ablout the money they can make with casinos.. Just a few thoughts that make me go GRRRRRR
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:27 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I think we need to acknowledge America's diversity and how we are a blend of a variety of different cultures, religions, and ethnicitys. Including but not focusing on just Black History Month.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:27 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • As a Black Woman, I do not think there should be a black history month! We should teach our children important facts everyday of the year. Why just wait for a 28 sometime 29 day month to do this??? I hate when people focus on race. I teach my kids to judge people by their actions not skin color.

    tayanddyl

    Answer by tayanddyl at 11:31 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • For once I agree with grly!
    Would be nice to celebrate all races, beliefs, and religions to expose us (and our kids) to diversity but I don't see that ever happening.
    Every year I have to fill out a questionairre at my daughters school asking what my beliefs are and if I would be okay with the kids being taught different things. Apparently not as many parents are as open minded as I am because they aren't allowed to celebrate ANY holidays or talk about other cultures. Shame.
    JackalsWife

    Answer by JackalsWife at 11:32 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

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