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?"
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?
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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.
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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 ...
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
ciberido: robbiex0r: Isn't the far right category usually last to go?What have you got against the far right?
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....
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Does anyone know what the questions were? I'm really curious.
umad: Hermione_Granger: You say sorryThen stfuUh, okay. Sorry, STFU.
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.
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