This is the heading for an article I just read.
As much as I feel it's an outrageous question, and an ignorant one at that, I feel like over and over we're bombarded with these race related issues where it could have been avoided in the first place had we just recognized American history for what it is.
My opinion? American history is American history. Period. African-Americans are part of our history. Why is there always such segregation when pertaining to it?
If we had a National White Museum, we'd be racist.
If we had a White Entertainment Television channel, we'd be racist.
If employers had to hire a certain amount of whites, we'd be racist.
If we had college fund for whites only, we'd be racist.
Note, i am NOT saying we should have these things, but why the double standard?
I am not Jewish and I go to the Museum of Tolerance....
but ...Yes there is a double standard.
Answer by ochsamom at 5:03 PM on May. 26, 2011
I'm white and I would go. I don't know about the racist claims.
As for the double standard, I don't know why. History is history but sometimes you get a better representation of the history you are learning when the venue is dedicated to that subject.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:08 PM on May. 26, 2011
Answer by hopeandglory53 at 5:11 PM on May. 26, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 5:21 PM on May. 26, 2011
I have been to the Black Holocaust Museum in my city- very interesting
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:29 PM on May. 26, 2011
Yes, there definitely is a double standard but there were also drastically different circumstances in our history
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:31 PM on May. 26, 2011
Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 5:34 PM on May. 26, 2011
I don't see a double standard in there being a black history museum. There are Jewish history museums, maritime history museums, airplane museums, dog museums, Elvis museums, art museums, science museums, farming history museums, Mormon museums, Irish history museums, shoe museums, and Egyptian museums. I could go on all night. There being a black history museum is just another point of interest. Not a double standard. I'd go.
Answer by SuperChicken at 5:37 PM on May. 26, 2011
Answer by ochsamom at 5:43 PM on May. 26, 2011