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2014-02-19 04:41:39 PM
But no Black History course I took in college mentioned the freed slaves, that moved back to African only to promptly enslave the blacks living there.
 
2014-02-19 04:42:48 PM
How do you stop following a Fark thread?
 
2014-02-19 04:46:23 PM

Hermione_Granger: You say sorry

Then stfu


Uh, okay. Sorry, STFU.
 
2014-02-19 05:00:26 PM

pkellmey: This is a made up game show controversy, but it does bring up the point that when you decide to break down history to a category of people like black history or women history, people who don't fit into those categories are less likely to care about it especially if they have to go out of their way to learn it outside of the normal history class. Stop categorizing history and just teach it as a fact in history and more people will know about it. If you make it a special type of history, university class attendance has already proven it'll usually be ignored by people outside of that category if it not a requirement.

//I was that white guy in the black history class in college that was constantly asked by other students, "Why would you take this class?"


I said just that to one of my dim-witted fellow students, after he complained the professor over the class kept staring daggers at the scant handful of white students in the class and saying that they were responsible for slavery because they're white.
 
2014-02-19 05:01:54 PM

Ficoce: ciberido: Ficoce: This major US religion's major character is a black man, born to poverty, and advanced through life to the title, "King of the Jews".

I originally read that as "King of the Jawas," which would make for a rather different story.

/been playing too much Old Republic, I guess.

Still works - but can you phrase that in the form of a question?


Utini?
 
2014-02-19 05:49:13 PM

GoldSpider: [img180.imageshack.us image 372x222]


Who photoshopped out the white guy that was in the background?
 
2014-02-19 05:54:59 PM
grath:  They are just trying to manufacture outrage and racism where  there isn't any.

Welcome to 21st century America. Regular tactic of the left.
 
2014-02-19 06:07:51 PM

AbiNormal: Buttknuckle: AbiNormal: That was Mondays show. And for the record, I don't give a fark about black history or black history month. Where's Native American history month? Or Asian American history month?

You sound like a white baby-boomer.

GenXer. Born in '68.


For the love of all that is holy, please stop lumping those of us born in the '60s with the Gen X crowd.  We have absolutely nothing in common with them.
 
2014-02-19 07:38:34 PM

humanshrapnel: Dimensio: The answer is "People who annoy you."

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Came for South Park reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-02-19 07:43:06 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: AbiNormal: ladodger34: AbiNormal: Buttknuckle: AbiNormal: That was Mondays show. And for the record, I don't give a fark about black history or black history month. Where's Native American history month? Or Asian American history month?

You sound like a white baby-boomer.

GenXer. Born in '68.

We have a Native American history month in November and an Asian history month in May.

Why doesn't anyone ever hear about it like we do with black history month? I never hear any tv or radio stations talk about. You never see corporations advertizing their support of anything other than black history month. It's nothing but white guilt.


I know right. What do white people have to feel guilty for?

Look, ma'am. Black people didn't rise up and demand that whites acknowledge black history so that we could stick it to you and make you read about Nat Turner. It was originally a way for blacks to injet some sense of pride into our communities by talking about and learning some of the great accomplishments of black people in America. For so long, schools have reduced the role that blacks played in America's development to slavery, peanut inventions and a speech by Martin Luther King.

You obviously don't get that the history being sold to you has a purpose. The tales of heroism by the morally superior white soldiers in wars, the stories of white leaders who, led by GOD, made important decisions about the direction of the country. All of that was sold to you so that you would develop a sense of nationalism which they could later exploit when they decided to go to war for monetary reasons. You probably never realized it but all of the country's "heroes" looked like you. Meanwhile, you tell the little black kids that during the times that these "HEROES" were doing heroic things, people like you just picked cotton and sang. Then, you all get pissy and you don't understand why there were black kids who didn't stand up for the pledge because they aren't filled with the same pride for t ...


I'm basically a huge racist, and this post made a bunch of sense to me. Nicely done
 
2014-02-19 08:57:56 PM

Nytfall: Mid_mo_mad_man: No one alive today should feel bad about what happened 400 years ago. Nor should anyone demand an apology. It's in the past move on. The so called legacy of slavery is holding no one back. Get over it and grow up.

THIS


Not quite.

No one should feel responsible for what happened 400 years ago. We should always feel bad about bad things when analyzing them emotionally, past present or future.

As for the apologies and reperations? Some organizations last more than 400 years. Organizations like the Marines. If you want to take pride in the sands of Iwo Jima or the shores of Sicily, you have to apologize to all the dead who didn't get their honors in life as well.
 
2014-02-19 09:04:03 PM

ciberido: robbiex0r: Isn't the far right category usually last to go?

What have you got against the far right?


lol, but I believe robbie is correct. someone broke it down and the average board is left to right, top to bottom, one column at a time.
 
2014-02-19 09:31:26 PM

kvinesknows: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: l.  The question about the first black regiment was really hard, IMO.  I've never heard that, ever, and it was given has the second easiest.

there was a major motion picture about it....


There was?  What's the name of the movie?  I've googled and cannot find it.

Oh, and before you say "Glory" starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick, that movie was about the Civil War not the Revolutionary War which is the war the 1st Rhode Island Regiment fought in.
 
2014-02-19 09:44:49 PM

Arkanaut: tarheel07: What happened to the battle of the decades?

I think it's on hold for a few months -- not sure what they're doing with that but maybe they're going to bring in some other "decades" too? 90's and 00's maybe?

BTW I did not know that Richard Cordray was a Jeopardy champion -- that was an interesting revelation.


Dates for the decades prelims:

http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/battleofthedecades/80s/

They tape in April for the finals, which air in May.  My dad won his 80s round--Team Tom!  Wooooo!
 
2014-02-19 10:02:31 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: m00: DROxINxTHExWIND: I know right. What do white people have to feel guilty for?

Well, I'm Jewish and my grandparents were foreigners (my great-grandparents fled programs in eastern Europe, when killin' Jews was a thing long before Hitler). Although, I suspect when the revolution comes I'll be up against the wall with the rest of the white people :(


Oh, so they were in the country during Jim Crow. My point stands.



"Your skin is white, correct? Then you are just as guilty as the rest of them!"
 
2014-02-19 10:03:19 PM

kvinesknows: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: l.  The question about the first black regiment was really hard, IMO.  I've never heard that, ever, and it was given has the second easiest.

there was a major motion picture about it....


probably should have had Matthew Broderick for the answer then.
 
2014-02-19 10:07:27 PM

Dallymo: Arkanaut: tarheel07: What happened to the battle of the decades?

I think it's on hold for a few months -- not sure what they're doing with that but maybe they're going to bring in some other "decades" too? 90's and 00's maybe?

BTW I did not know that Richard Cordray was a Jeopardy champion -- that was an interesting revelation.

Dates for the decades prelims:

http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/battleofthedecades/80s/

They tape in April for the finals, which air in May.  My dad won his 80s round--Team Tom!  Wooooo!


Awesome -- congrats!
 
2014-02-19 10:25:11 PM

ladodger34: Mid_mo_mad_man: ladodger34: skozlaw: Mid_mo_mad_man:
The point I was making it's just history. It's not white history or black history or even Asian history.

Well, yea, except it is. The life of a slave on a southern plantation in 1820 South Carolina is "black history" because it specifically happened to "black people".

You're not smarter or more cultured than everyone else and you're not on to anything here. It's race-based history because it's a period of history based on race. That's what happens when you live in a country that systematizes treatment of a group of people based on their race. The history itself matches the systematization and specific periods and events can be tied directly to the race of the affected people.

But, by all means, keep pretending you've transcended everyone else on this matter if it makes you feel better about yourself.

I wonder how often people have read slave narratives outside of February, if any at all. At most, they've probably read a bit from Frederick Douglass or maybe Equiano. Outside of that, I doubt that many folks just don't have that experience.

Black history month is interesting because their is a cool alternative view of history that rarely is mentioned in high school or survey US history classes in college.

Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.

Black were mistreated in the past. The same as pretty much everyone else in the world. It's time to get over it and move on. All " black history month" does is play the woe is me card.

Learning about historical figures from a different race is playing the race card?

I'm still trying to figure out how this hurts the majority in this country.


How did slavery hurt the majority?

/What's right or wrong isn't defined by whether or not it hurts the majority.
//Racism is racism.
///Special dispensation/treatment for ANY group based on race, sex, age, etc. is wrong...except when "we" do it...
 
2014-02-19 10:40:55 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I don't care why they avoided the catagory. Nothing in anything that I have typed in this thread suggests even slightly that I have an issue with a category on Jeopardy not being picked. Stop creating boogeymen to fight and try to respond to what I actually say. Thanks.


The headline writer clearly implied that they deliberately avoided the category... not you.... I'm not sure why I bother sticking up for you when you have your spases sometimes....
 
2014-02-19 11:06:56 PM
So they came ready to play Jeopardy and found a game of I know black people.

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2014-02-20 01:06:15 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Does anyone know what the questions were?  I'm really curious.


J-Archive has the answers in case you want them, too.
 
2014-02-20 06:32:26 AM

umad: Hermione_Granger: You say sorry

Then stfu

Uh, okay. Sorry, STFU.


I accept your apology!

/The other part is lost on me. You should know that by now.
 
2014-02-20 08:51:01 AM

silverjets: kvinesknows: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: l.  The question about the first black regiment was really hard, IMO.  I've never heard that, ever, and it was given has the second easiest.

there was a major motion picture about it....

There was?  What's the name of the movie?  I've googled and cannot find it.

Oh, and before you say "Glory" starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick, that movie was about the Civil War not the Revolutionary War which is the war the 1st Rhode Island Regiment fought in.


oh right.. meh.. those guys all look the same to me so its hard to tell
 
2014-02-20 02:55:59 PM
my grandfather was murdered over 50 years ago in Scotland so fark you all!
 
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