Maybe, but we can never forget. If we forget history, we could repeat the same mistakes again - including our ancestors. We cannot forget about racial segregation, discrimination, and prejudice against all races of humans.
I'm thinking yes. It doesn't seem fair to put people in a special group due to their race. There's plenty of history for all races and they should all be honored, not by dedicating certain months to a group of people.
"It doesn't seem fair to put people in a special group due to their race." - While I agree to a certain extent, there is a clear distinction between honoring historical challenges and achievements of black people and perpetuating white supremacy through unnecessary glorification of white history, which is already honored and respected every day, week and month of the year. I personally don't care for Black History Month, but I see no point in getting rid of it either. Black history is American history, and only bringing attention to it on the shortest, coldest month of the year seems ridiculous to me. However, there is a reason it exists.
"perpetuating white supremacy through unnecessary glorification of white history, which is already honored and respected every day, week and month of the year." It's anything but that. Everyone hates whites for being racist. Whites ahve the least protection against racism
At my school they decided to celebrate black history month by having an quote by a black influential person at the end of the announcements every friday. They did this one time and never again, me and my white friends even joked about how they seemed to have forgotten about black history month and focused in on national something month, I can't even remember.
Heil48: Youre just proving my point that only white history is emphasised. Youve inly been mainly taught it so you forget that white people havent created any major modern religions, the current number system (1234etc), the numerous governmental and scientific achievements of the Chinese, Japanese ww2 internmeny camps, the fact that blacks have had one of the biggest influences on culture in the us, mainly in music, in us history and a million ither things you dint recall because you dispraportionatly cover whote history.
The pigments in a man's skin has nothing to do with his intelligence period, if blacks were raised in the privilege that many whites are they'd be just as smart. In fact numerous blacks in history have become well educated despite not being raised in privilege, such as Booker T Washington and Frederick Douglas. Those men had such a yearning for education they were able to overcome every obstacle that stood in there way in order to achieve it.
Stefy you and I both agree that whites have priviliedge. But I'm saying there's a reason for that. Did blacks and chinese contribute a lot? Yes they did. To have a neutral education do we have to cover other race history? Yes we do. But if you look at inventions by race you'll see whites dominated that area even if europe was backwards while china was enlightened. I'm fully aware of all the things you mentioned but just because other races have created numerous things doesn't mean all races had equal contributions
Different races have different skull sizes. That causes iq differences genetically. Even if there are some smart blacks, there are more smart whites. Ok so the arabs did something important which i don't deny but that doesn't mean whites haven't made more contributions
When I found out you were a social darwinist that explained it all. That's why you think racism is a good thing and that the white race is superior to the black race. Make sure you get your sheets dry cleaned for the next Klan meeting and bring the proper amount of wood each member is expected to contribute for the campfire.
You use ignorance masqueraded as "science" to support your racism and kkk members use uncovered ignorance. At the end of the day its the same thing, and I'd rather you be up front about your racism, and seeing as how I am the only one here who is stupid enough to still be talking to you I'll leave.
Heil84: If you were a scientific anything youd know that scientifically there is not difference in intellegance or anything else mental between the races at all. The only differnces are very small dna differences that account for skin color, hair color and stuff like that. But im done trying to reason woth you because you sint operate by reason so there sint any point.
There is one race of humans. The color of your skin doesn't make you superior/inferior. We are all created equal. That said, I don't see the point in having a black history month. Because it doesn't promote equality. We don't have an Asian History month, or a Italian heritage month. It just singles out people with dark skin to be honored because they once had ancestors who were slaves. While there is no problem with that, it doesn't help "race relations" in our country. If anything, it keeps opening old wounds.
I like dishoungh's comment. We can't promote equality be singling out one race and ignoring the rest. There are many historical achievements done by other races...And why even make race a factor at all? Just because some people share a certain characteristic does not mean they should be put above everyone else.
"We can't promote equality [by] singling out one race and ignoring the rest."
Thing is ... If you did ignore the rest ... You then no longer need to promote equality at all, because its already there. You would have excluded everything that was unequal out. 2 ways to come to the same equilibrium.
Black accomplishments aren't swept under the rug. They are given special emphasis in public schools. We have to spend a month learning about the Harlem Renaissance, but spend exactly zero days on white culture of the time. We read articles about the first black man to own a TV network, but weren't even taught about the white guy who actually made the first TV. The reason why most of history class is about whites is because most of Africa didn't have recorded history before Europeans showed up. Almost every major figure in American history was white, which isn't surprising in a nation that has always been mostly white. Our history classes teach that whites have always victimized everyone else. They never mention the millions of whites enslaved by the Barbary pirates of North Africa or by the Ottomans. They don't mention the whites raped and murdered by the Huns and Mongols from Asia. Anyone who thinks education is biased towards whites is ignorant to the differences between the history they teach and the truth.