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2014-02-19 09:49:45 AM
i98.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-19 10:13:45 AM
The answer is "People who annoy you."
 
2014-02-19 10:18:27 AM
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Who is Martina Luther King?
 
2014-02-19 10:18:33 AM
"...But we don't want the Irish!"
 
2014-02-19 10:19:13 AM
Wow.. The headline doesn't do that any justice.. I thought maybe it was going to embellish it a bit.. Nope.. They seriously just avoided the entire category.
 
2014-02-19 10:19:18 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-19 10:19:24 AM
Lol white people be trippin.
 
2014-02-19 10:19:30 AM
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2014-02-19 10:19:51 AM
So what.
 
2014-02-19 10:20:15 AM
It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.
 
2014-02-19 10:20:18 AM
I haven't watched all the college tournament episodes(?), but I was also noticing how incredibly white everybody was.  The guy in the middle looked like he might be mixed though, fwiw.
 
2014-02-19 10:20:20 AM
What happened to the battle of the decades?
 
2014-02-19 10:20:24 AM

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


www.themeparkreview.com
 
2014-02-19 10:20:33 AM
And they're all thinking, "Man, I guess I should have taken those African-American Studies courses. Who would have thought that would come back to bite me in the ass."
 
2014-02-19 10:20:45 AM
Same thing happened a couple nights ago with the category about Cambodian history.  So if I were a black Cambodian, I'd be super butt hurt right now!
 
2014-02-19 10:21:08 AM
They all avoided it, but it really seemed to irk the girl on the right named Whitey.  Between rounds she indignantly asked aloud why we don't have White History Month, and then actually complimented Alex on learning the language when he came into our country.
 
2014-02-19 10:22:31 AM
Jezebel, once again, rises to the occasion where the mainstream MSM media won't.
 
2014-02-19 10:24:03 AM
The only black history is slavery, MLK, and The Jackson Five.  I'm tired of these PC THUGS trying to shove Long Dong Silver in my face!
 
2014-02-19 10:24:27 AM

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.
 
2014-02-19 10:26:19 AM
So forgive me if I'm behind the times, but what happened to Arthur Chu, the guy who put Jeopardy into the headlines a couple weeks ago?  Did he lose or something?
 
2014-02-19 10:26:37 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.


Sure. As long as I don't hear any whining when history classes actually include black history beyond "Lincoln freed the slaves and MLK gave a big speech."
 
2014-02-19 10:26:49 AM
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2014-02-19 10:27:16 AM

Nana's Vibrator: They all avoided it, but it really seemed to irk the girl on the right named Whitey.  Between rounds she indignantly asked aloud why we don't have White History Month, and then actually complimented Alex on learning the language when he came into our country.


Yeah, and how come blacks get basketball and football and all we get is hockey and NASCAR?  Why are we saddled with "sports" dominated by foreigners and white trash?

If you pay attention to ESPN, it's like the only accomplishments of hockey players and NASCAR drivers are keeping all their teeth intact.
 
2014-02-19 10:27:47 AM
How cute, manufactured outrage.  You'd think this is the first time in history a jeopardy category was untouched until it was the only category left.
 
2014-02-19 10:28:09 AM
Looks like they generally went left to right, with African American history being on the right. What's the story again?
 
2014-02-19 10:29:22 AM

tarheel07: What happened to the battle of the decades?


A friend of mine from college is in that.  Her episode airs April 1.
 
2014-02-19 10:30:11 AM
Really, how hard could the $400 one be? No one wanted to even take the slightest gamble on what was probably an easy one?
 
2014-02-19 10:31:14 AM

Itstoearly: How cute, manufactured outrage.  You'd think this is the first time in history a jeopardy category was untouched until it was the only category left.


Yeah, isn't it pretty common for the contestants to run down a single category, move onto the next, then run that down, etc.?  Isn't that the whole reason that guy was in the news the other week for farking with that paradigm and jumping around the board?  If that's the case, it's gotta be pretty common that the board ends up with one untouched category at the end.
 
2014-02-19 10:31:19 AM

idesofmarch: So forgive me if I'm behind the times, but what happened to Arthur Chu, the guy who put Jeopardy into the headlines a couple weeks ago?  Did he lose or something?


They put the regular contestants on hold for the tournament.  I think he's still the reigning winner, but they won't show his episodes until probably next week or something.
 
2014-02-19 10:31:33 AM
how is this a fail?
 
2014-02-19 10:32:11 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.


What about the other categories that night?  International Cinema Showcase?  What about just Cinema?  And weather verbs?  What about just weather?  And Kiwi Fauna?  Why not just New Zealand?  It's like they have to have a category for everything.
 
2014-02-19 10:33:02 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 377x660]


That is too beautiful.
 
2014-02-19 10:33:25 AM
This is pretty much how I picture every internet White Knighter behaving.  Blog your slacktivist support, but behave as normal during your normal life.
 
2014-02-19 10:33:39 AM
It would've been funny if all of the answers were in Ebonics.
 
2014-02-19 10:34:59 AM

kvinesknows: how is this a fail?


Whitey don't know black history. And neither did the other two.
 
2014-02-19 10:35:31 AM
theknuckler_33: So what.

This.  I'm African American and I'm not the least bit surprised that they avoided the category.  In fact, I would have been surprised if it had been otherwise.
 
2014-02-19 10:35:33 AM
"LOLOLLLOLLOLLOOOOLOLOLOL"

It should be against the law to write "lol" in articles that aren't about internet abbreviations, let alone that embarrassing mess she shat upon the screen. I know this is Jezebel but come on, at least try and pretend to be writers.
 
2014-02-19 10:36:01 AM

someonelse: Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.

Sure. As long as I don't hear any whining when history classes actually include black history beyond "Lincoln freed the slaves and MLK gave a big speech."




The point I was making it's just history. It's not white history or black history or even Asian history. No one should be claiming it as their own. Like it or not white guys were running the show in this country for a long time. It just makes sense that they show up more in are textbooks.
 
2014-02-19 10:36:06 AM
In fairness, there was a black girl contestant named Kanesha from Oakwood University. Unfortunately she was competing against a WASPY Canadian girl from Harvard and an Asian math major from Berkeley. I was pulling for her but it was hopeless.
 
2014-02-19 10:36:52 AM

GhostFish: Really, how hard could the $400 one be? No one wanted to even take the slightest gamble on what was probably an easy one?


This carbonated beverage was first widely seen in American pharmaceutical stores during the late nineteenth century distributed by Miner's and Lash's
 
2014-02-19 10:37:20 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: kvinesknows: how is this a fail?

Whitey don't know black history. And neither did the other two.


so?
 
2014-02-19 10:37:28 AM
So  I actually  watched it. It wasn't awkward in any way really. They are just trying to manufacture outrage and racism where  there isn't any.
 
2014-02-19 10:38:33 AM

jfivealive: GhostFish: Really, how hard could the $400 one be? No one wanted to even take the slightest gamble on what was probably an easy one?

This carbonated beverage was first widely seen in American pharmaceutical stores during the late nineteenth century distributed by Miner's and Lash's


what is Grape drank?
 
2014-02-19 10:39:45 AM
When ultimately faced with the category, the kids got three out of five answers correct

Is this so out of the ordinary for any category?
 
2014-02-19 10:40:59 AM

grath: So  I actually  watched it. It wasn't awkward in any way really. They are just trying to manufacture outrage and racism where  there isn't any.


I see you are new to the Gawker Media family of websites.
 
2014-02-19 10:41:04 AM

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

[www.themeparkreview.com image 640x494]


Leaving proud.
 
2014-02-19 10:41:16 AM
Isn't the far right category usually last to go?
 
2014-02-19 10:41:19 AM

jfivealive: GhostFish: Really, how hard could the $400 one be? No one wanted to even take the slightest gamble on what was probably an easy one?

This carbonated beverage was first widely seen in American pharmaceutical stores during the late nineteenth century distributed by Miner's and Lash's


What is Purple Drank
 
2014-02-19 10:42:03 AM
Seriously though, if they had all black contestants, being black-history month, would anyone have been surprised if a category called "Country Clubs and Yachting" was avoided?
 
2014-02-19 10:42:16 AM

KidneyStone: jfivealive: GhostFish: Really, how hard could the $400 one be? No one wanted to even take the slightest gamble on what was probably an easy one?

This carbonated beverage was first widely seen in American pharmaceutical stores during the late nineteenth century distributed by Miner's and Lash's

What is Purple Drank


damn.. I was so close
 
2014-02-19 10:43:23 AM
Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.
 
2014-02-19 10:43:52 AM
You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.
 
2014-02-19 10:44:17 AM

GDubDub: Seriously though, if they had all black contestants, being black-history month, would anyone have been surprised if a category called "Country Clubs and Yachting" was avoided?


Don't forget "Parenting"
 
2014-02-19 10:44:27 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 377x660]



This is exactly why you are green.
 
2014-02-19 10:45:49 AM
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2014-02-19 10:48:56 AM
What is over analyzing a game show?
 
2014-02-19 10:49:37 AM

Itstoearly: How cute, manufactured outrage.  You'd think this is the first time in history a jeopardy category was untouched until it was the only category left.


Don't you know...Ya have to take any opportunity to advance your special interest!!

It happens all the time on the show. A catagory gets picked last! Get over it!
 
2014-02-19 10:49:51 AM

djwebb1127: In fairness, there was a black girl contestant named Kanesha from Oakwood University. Unfortunately she was competing against a WASPY Canadian girl from Harvard and an Asian math major from Berkeley. I was pulling for her but it was hopeless.


You sound like you have a "friend" who is black too, right?
 
2014-02-19 10:51:41 AM

cgraves67: And they're all thinking, "Man, I guess I should have taken those African-American Studies courses. Who would have thought that would come back to bite me in the ass."


From the headline I was expecting them to bomb more than they had, and was far more disappointed in them not knowing Carl Lewis from an earlier category than the couple they missed from the last one.  The film category also showed they knew more about Europeans than South Americans, it's not like they were even asking for the name of the city with the giant statue of Jesus looking over it, just the country.
All in all, they each seemed to just go down a category, and they weren't just picking the easy ones first, they were picking what they were figuring to know more about than the others.

That all said, the entire time I couldn't help but still miss Trebek's mustache.
 
2014-02-19 10:52:16 AM

GrizzlyPouch: You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.


I find this generalization offensive.
 
2014-02-19 10:52:35 AM

Rapmaster2000: The only black history is slavery, MLK, and The Jackson Five.  I'm tired of these PC THUGS trying to shove Long Dong Silver in my face!


abcnews.go.com
 
2014-02-19 10:52:43 AM

xanadian: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 377x660]

That is too beautiful.


Thank you. It practically wrote itself.
 
2014-02-19 10:52:49 AM

kling_klang_bed: Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.


So you can be not truly black?
 
2014-02-19 10:53:35 AM
Jezebel attention whoring ? Who would have thunk.
 
2014-02-19 10:53:47 AM

Arkanaut: idesofmarch: So forgive me if I'm behind the times, but what happened to Arthur Chu, the guy who put Jeopardy into the headlines a couple weeks ago?  Did he lose or something?

They put the regular contestants on hold for the tournament.  I think he's still the reigning winner, but they won't show his episodes until probably next week or something.


Gracias!
 
2014-02-19 10:53:54 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.


Really? No one ever says this kind of thing about other topics. No one ever says, "it's not medieval history or non-medieval history. It's just history." So do you see how your line gives off an "I don't want to hear about black people" vibe? How it may be construed as (dare I say it) just a tad racist?

Of course, you might be saying Jeopardy should be a big board of random answers with no categories at all... "There are no potent potables or non-potent potables. Just potables."
 
2014-02-19 10:54:09 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: GrizzlyPouch: You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.

I find this generalization offensive.


I'm find your offense at his generalization offensive.
 
2014-02-19 10:54:10 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-19 10:54:35 AM
Forget all that.  That tiny little Pharrell Williams guy is 40 years old??
 
2014-02-19 10:55:46 AM

Rapmaster2000: The only black history is slavery, MLK, and The Jackson Five.  I'm tired of these PC THUGS trying to shove Long Dong Silver in my face!


I've been called a greasy thug before, and it never stops hurting.
 
2014-02-19 10:55:50 AM
I didn't watch the whole tournament, but were there black students who didn't make the finals or was it a lily white tournament?
 
2014-02-19 10:57:36 AM
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".
 
2014-02-19 11:02:43 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 377x660]


Finally, the long-awaited "Whitey" tape has been released!
 
2014-02-19 11:03:10 AM
Well, at least last night the contestant with the most testosterone won. The girl from Princeton vs. one guy from Vandy that was a Jim J Bullock impersonator and the hipster from UCLA. So see, it all evens out.
 
2014-02-19 11:03:41 AM

Itstoearly: How cute, manufactured outrage.


It's called humor, Francis.
 
2014-02-19 11:04:04 AM
Years ago, they had a Hall and Oates category. The contestants cleared the rest of the board before going there and then missed the first four answers. They "ran out of time" before the last answer, but I swear the producers just wanted to get it over with.
 
2014-02-19 11:06:18 AM
White contestants only get 3 out of 5 correct....

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-19 11:07:35 AM
When I heard about the movie "Roots" I thought it was a Unix documentary...

/jk
 
2014-02-19 11:09:34 AM
Here in Canada we call black history "history."
 
2014-02-19 11:11:40 AM
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?
 
2014-02-19 11:13:04 AM

kling_klang_bed: Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.


My mom reads a book by a black author every year in February.

/not black
 
2014-02-19 11:14:07 AM

John Stamos: Here in Canada we call black history "history."


Yeah, well you all have crack-smoking mayors.

/I know.
 
2014-02-19 11:14:48 AM

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.
 
2014-02-19 11:14:56 AM
So is it black history or american black history?
 
2014-02-19 11:15:08 AM

A_Listless_Wanderer: Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.

Really? No one ever says this kind of thing about other topics. No one ever says, "it's not medieval history or non-medieval history. It's just history." So do you see how your line gives off an "I don't want to hear about black people" vibe? How it may be construed as (dare I say it) just a tad racist?

Of course, you might be saying Jeopardy should be a big board of random answers with no categories at all... "There are no potent potables or non-potent potables. Just potables."




It's not racist to not mention blacks if they weren't the ones making history. Let's face facts white men were the power players in Europe and the USA. Black history month reeks of revisionism.
 
2014-02-19 11:16:41 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: It would've been funny if all of the answers were in Ebonics.


And each response has to start with "Yo, what be...."

/terrible
 
2014-02-19 11:17:22 AM

styckx: Wow.. The headline doesn't do that any justice.. I thought maybe it was going to embellish it a bit.. Nope.. They seriously just avoided the entire category.


Wow..   you're correct.  they avoided the far right category about African-American history in the second round. almost like in the first round, where they avoided- U.S. EH!. but, of course there is no manufactured rage for that on now is there.  this just proves that people who are looking to be offended, will always be offended.
 
2014-02-19 11:17:28 AM
As a history instructor at one of the three colleges represented in that episode, I feel at least a little responsible.
 
2014-02-19 11:18:48 AM
Does outrage have to be a national sport in this country?  Everybody has got to be outraged about something.

I was in a book store, back when they existed, and a black couple was giving a employee grief about the Black History book selection not being up in the front of the store, but tucked away in back.  And that was true. It was in back, along with all the other history books, in the farking History section.
 
2014-02-19 11:19:18 AM
Does anyone know what the questions were?  I'm really curious.
 
2014-02-19 11:20:19 AM
How could white people possibly know any answers in that category? African Americans have a completely different cultural and life experience than they do, something they cannot possibly understand.
 
2014-02-19 11:22:16 AM

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.
 
2014-02-19 11:22:21 AM

Itstoearly: How cute, manufactured outrage.  You'd think this is the first time in history a jeopardy category was untouched until it was the only category left.


Exactly.  I wonder if I'd be called an uncultured illiterate if I avoided a category on Renaissance literature.  I really only watch Jeopardy if I'm stuck in a doctor's office somewhere, but there's always one category left over.  This isn't some crazy conspiracy.  People like the outraged Jezzies are why people have a hard time taking legitimate outrage seriously.
 
2014-02-19 11:23:09 AM

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


Uh, nevermind.  I see the link has them.
 
2014-02-19 11:23:56 AM
African American History would probably be my worst category as well.
 
2014-02-19 11:25:13 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: It would've been funny if all of the answers were in Ebonics.


i1.ytimg.com
/i'll have the fish
 
2014-02-19 11:26:18 AM

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

Uh, nevermind.  I see the link has them.


Anyway, they did pretty well.  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.  I probably would have had the Scottsboro Boys but it's been a while.  The others are good, common knowledge any college student should know and they got them.  Although an MLK question is kind of a gimme.
 
2014-02-19 11:26:42 AM

TNel: kling_klang_bed: Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.

So you can be not truly black?


Aka, the ones who actually do embrace their culture for their accomplishments and history. The ones who listen to Billy Holiday and KRS One versus the ones who think 2 Chains is actual hip hop. AKA, the black people who actually do good despite the hardships despite the knuckleheads who do everything to form the stereotypes.

Considering 95% of my friends are black, and 10 years in Southside Chicago, I have some general idea on the whole thing.
 
2014-02-19 11:30:46 AM
 
2014-02-19 11:32:32 AM

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 never claimed to be enlightened or anything else. I'm just tired of all this manufactured butthurt in this country.
 
2014-02-19 11:33:28 AM

kvinesknows: how is this a fail?


I think this is along the lines of "why all the black olives be in a can" style outrage.
 
2014-02-19 11:33:37 AM

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....
 
2014-02-19 11:34:02 AM

beefoe: Same thing happened a couple nights ago with the category about Cambodian history.  So if I were a black Cambodian, I'd be super butt hurt right now!


a Blambodian?
 
2014-02-19 11:34:58 AM
What are menthol cigarettes?
 
2014-02-19 11:35:30 AM

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


"What is, What it is?"
 
2014-02-19 11:35:37 AM

doubled99: How could white people possibly know any answers in that category? African Americans have a completely different cultural and life experience than they do, something they cannot possibly understand.


cdn.static.ovimg.com
 
2014-02-19 11:37:48 AM

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.

Even more importantly, how does it hurt the majority to have a month dedicated to teaching the history of a group of people that have often been overlooked in text books?
 
2014-02-19 11:38:29 AM

proteus_b: kling_klang_bed: Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.

My mom reads a book by a black author every year in February.

/not black


Lol, I'm whiter than sour cream in a snowstorm, in Sweden listening to old school Depeche Mode. I'm amazed that there aren't the usual 'Zimmerman Is God/Obama Is The Devil' folks on this thread.
 
2014-02-19 11:38:46 AM

djwebb1127: In fairness, there was a black girl contestant named Kanesha from Oakwood University. Unfortunately she was competing against a WASPY Canadian girl from Harvard and an Asian math major from Berkeley. I was pulling for her but it was hopeless.


Maybe she'll do better next weekend on the Price is Right-ight-ight
 
2014-02-19 11:40:20 AM

zimbomba63: It was in back, along with all the other history books, in the farking History section.


Actually, the farking history section is kept in a curtained-off room, behind a sign saying "adults only".
 
2014-02-19 11:40:21 AM
Is this any different than if there were 3 black contestants avoiding a "Tom Petty Songs" category?
 
2014-02-19 11:40:33 AM
ITT, a bunch of butthurt, outraged conservative white people trying to claim people laughing at a funny situation are themselves outraged.

Projection ain't just a river in Egypt.
 
2014-02-19 11:41:03 AM

GhostFish: Really, how hard could the $400 one be? No one wanted to even take the slightest gamble on what was probably an easy one?


This was so embarrassing that if I was a contestant I think I'd rather just lose the $400 than leave the category untouched at the end of the game.

I mean damn.

Daamn.
 
2014-02-19 11:41:43 AM

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 have been major motion pictures about sparkly vampires too. That doesn't mean we have all seen the movies and know everything about the subject.
 
2014-02-19 11:45:49 AM

Slaxl: "LOLOLLLOLLOLLOOOOLOLOLOL"

It should be against the law to write "lol" in articles that aren't about internet abbreviations, let alone that embarrassing mess she shat upon the screen. I know this is Jezebel but come on, at least try and pretend to be writers.


Perhaps you aren't reading it right. She intended you to read it out loud to the tune and rhythm of Fatboy Slim's "Farking in Heaven" It's not just journalism, it's art.
 
2014-02-19 11:46:50 AM

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.

Even more importantly, how does it hurt the majority to have a month dedicated to teaching the history of a group of people that have often been overlooked in text books?


It hurts because this is 'Murica, and if your family didn't come from Europe, you aren't a true 'Murican. Unless maybe your family came from South Africa, but only certain South Africans apply.
 
2014-02-19 11:47:15 AM
www.blackvibes.com
/hot like black zombies
 
2014-02-19 11:48:34 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 377x660]


imageshack.com
 
2014-02-19 11:49:18 AM

beefoe: Same thing happened a couple nights ago with the category about Cambodian history.  So if I were a black Cambodian, I'd be super butt hurt right now!


I'm a black Cambodian lesbian feminist.  I win.
 
2014-02-19 11:49:46 AM

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.

 
2014-02-19 11:50:22 AM
Probably saved the best for last. Nothing to see here.
 
2014-02-19 11:52:16 AM

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.
 
2014-02-19 11:55:08 AM

Itstoearly: How cute, manufactured .  You'd think this is the first time in history a jeopardy category was untouched until it was the only category left.


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-19 11:55:19 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: 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 never claimed to be enlightened or anything else. I'm just tired of all this manufactured butthurt in this country.


Considering that you are from Mid Missouri, I have a feeling you are well beyond the burning & itching butthurt part of the whole Michael Sam thing. After all, he is gay and black.
 
2014-02-19 11:56:03 AM

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.
 
2014-02-19 11:57:31 AM
I think this is one of those indicators that some people are entirely too sensative.  I didn't even notice that they had bypassed that category until the end.  And the implication that it is in any way racist is just farking stupid.  This, for the record, is why I didn't care to notice.

The only time I get annoyed about contestants skipping categories is when it's one that I know I could sweep, like "animals" or "Science Fiction".  They save it till last, and don't have time for all five.  That pisses me off.
 
2014-02-19 11:59:20 AM

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.
 
2014-02-19 11:59:23 AM

RembrandtQEinstein: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 604x453]


Came here for 'Tyrone', leaving satisfied.

/wonder what categories Tyrone had to deal with?
 
2014-02-19 12:00:37 PM

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?


I believe some schools do have Asian American studies / Native American studies departments.
 
2014-02-19 12:00:37 PM

99.998er: Mid_mo_mad_man: 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 never claimed to be enlightened or anything else. I'm just tired of all this manufactured butthurt in this country.

Considering that you are from Mid Missouri, I have a feeling you are well beyond the burning & itching butthurt part of the whole Michael Sam thing. After all, he is gay and black.




I couldn't care less about Michael Sam love life. Oddly enough my black pals seem more bothered with it then my white pals.
 
2014-02-19 12:01:00 PM

browntimmy: Is this any different than if there were 3 black contestants avoiding a "Tom Petty Songs" category?


Thats a pretty sad question, actually (I get that its kind of a joke). But the premise is that white people don't really need to learn "black" history because the contributions of black people should only be relevant to blacks, much like Tom Petty songs mostly only appeal to white people. I think that there are a lot of people who share that sentiment.
 
2014-02-19 12:02:05 PM

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


What have you got against the far right?
 
2014-02-19 12:02:57 PM

Nana's Vibrator: They all avoided it, but it really seemed to irk the girl on the right named Whitey.  Between rounds she indignantly asked aloud why we don't have White History Month, and then actually complimented Alex on learning the language when he came into our country.


She did finally break down and select 'Those people history for $400'
 
2014-02-19 12:03:52 PM

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.
 
2014-02-19 12:04:37 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: 99.998er: Mid_mo_mad_man: 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 never claimed to be enlightened or anything else. I'm just tired of all this manufactured butthurt in this country.

Considering that you are from Mid Missouri, I have a feeling you are well beyond the burning & itching butthurt part of the whole Michael Sam thing. After all, he is gay and black.

I couldn't care less about Michael Sam love life. Oddly enough my black pals seem more bothered with it then my white pals.



What kind of person takes a mental poll like that? How about chicken? Who likes chicken more, your black friends or your white friends? Who is more likely to give a bum a dollar? What other randomn questions have you broken down along racial lines? Do your friends know they're part of this study?
 
2014-02-19 12:05:41 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Thats a pretty sad question, actually (I get that its kind of a joke). But the premise is that white people don't really need to learn "black" history because the contributions of black people should only be relevant to blacks, much like Tom Petty songs mostly only appeal to white people. I think that there are a lot of people who share that sentiment.


Obviously the contributions of black Americans are relevant to all---this is why there is a month devoted towards celebrating and promulgating their achievements. Nonetheless, in Jeopardy tm, one of the categories is usually chosen last. Perhaps they avoided this category, perhaps it just worked out that way. It doesn't seem nearly as awkward as the headline implies.
 
2014-02-19 12:07:41 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.

 
2014-02-19 12:08:43 PM
Can I just also add that I learned way more about minority history in my American Lit classes than I ever did in my history classes.
 
2014-02-19 12:09:13 PM

proteus_b: DROxINxTHExWIND: Thats a pretty sad question, actually (I get that its kind of a joke). But the premise is that white people don't really need to learn "black" history because the contributions of black people should only be relevant to blacks, much like Tom Petty songs mostly only appeal to white people. I think that there are a lot of people who share that sentiment.

Obviously the contributions of black Americans are relevant to all---this is why there is a month devoted towards celebrating and promulgating their achievements. Nonetheless, in Jeopardy tm, one of the categories is usually chosen last. Perhaps they avoided this category, perhaps it just worked out that way. It doesn't seem nearly as awkward as the headline implies.



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.
 
2014-02-19 12:10:12 PM

kling_klang_bed: proteus_b: kling_klang_bed: Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.

My mom reads a book by a black author every year in February.

/not black

Lol, I'm whiter than sour cream in a snowstorm, in Sweden listening to old school Depeche Mode. I'm amazed that there aren't the usual 'Zimmerman Is God/Obama Is The Devil' folks on this thread.


But are you nerdy?
 
2014-02-19 12:10:32 PM
Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....
 
2014-02-19 12:10:49 PM

noblewolf: White contestants only get 3 out of 5 correct....


I thought 3/5 was appropriate for that topic.
 
2014-02-19 12:11:20 PM

browntimmy: Is this any different than if there were 3 black contestants avoiding a "Tom Petty Songs" category?


Yer so bad.
 
2014-02-19 12:11:57 PM

NicktheSmoker: Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.



Now, if you could only express that to the school boards we'd be getting somewhere. A little more Marcus Garvey and a little less Betsy Ross.
 
2014-02-19 12:12:20 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Mid_mo_mad_man: 99.998er: Mid_mo_mad_man: 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 never claimed to be enlightened or anything else. I'm just tired of all this manufactured butthurt in this country.

Considering that you are from Mid Missouri, I have a feeling you are well beyond the burning & itching butthurt part of the whole Michael Sam thing. After all, he is gay and black.

I couldn't care less about Michael Sam love life. Oddly enough my black pals seem more bothered with it then my white pals.


What kind of person takes a mental poll like that? How about chicken? Who likes chicken more, your black friends or your white friends? Who is more likely to give a bum a dollar? What other randomn questions have you broken down along racial lines? Do your friends know they're part of this study?




I didn't take a poll about Sam among my chums. The data I have on the topic is they were the only ones bellyaching about him. Maybe the rest are upset. I don't know. All I know they haven't been vocal about it.
 
2014-02-19 12:16:33 PM

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


d1435t697bgi2o.cloudfront.net
airandspace.si.edu
 
2014-02-19 12:16:33 PM

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


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....



50 years ago was 1964. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in April of 1968. So, you're going to start your "we've been good to the blacks" clock 4 years before Kings assasination?

/Perfect example of why black history needs to be taught more
 
2014-02-19 12:16:45 PM

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


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....


We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.
 
2014-02-19 12:17:07 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: 99.998er: Considering that you are from Mid Missouri, I have a feeling you are well beyond the burning & itching butthurt part of the whole Michael Sam thing. After all, he is gay and black.


I couldn't care less about Michael Sam love life. Oddly enough my black pals seem more bothered with it then my white pals.


Say what you want, Michael Sam has gotten his hands on more balls than Paul Krause.
 
2014-02-19 12:18:21 PM

ladodger34: huchipapa: Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....

We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.


Should say 4 centuries of bad treatment.
 
2014-02-19 12:20:40 PM

Rapmaster2000: The only black history is slavery, MLK, and The Jackson Five.  I'm tired of these PC THUGS trying to shove Long Dong Silver in my face!


You forgot George Washington Carver.
 
2014-02-19 12:21:11 PM
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?"
 
2014-02-19 12:22:17 PM

ladodger34: ladodger34: huchipapa: Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....

We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.

Should say 4 centuries of bad treatment.




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.
 
2014-02-19 12:26:02 PM

ciberido: kling_klang_bed: proteus_b: kling_klang_bed: Double Jeopardy question: Do any of us know anyone in the black community that actually celebrates Black History Month? By my experience, most truly black people celebrate it every day with pride.

My mom reads a book by a black author every year in February.

/not black

Lol, I'm whiter than sour cream in a snowstorm, in Sweden listening to old school Depeche Mode. I'm amazed that there aren't the usual 'Zimmerman Is God/Obama Is The Devil' folks on this thread.

But are you nerdy?


Lol, thanks for introducing me to that one!
 
2014-02-19 12:26:20 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: ladodger34: ladodger34: huchipapa: Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....

We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.

Should say 4 centuries of bad treatment.

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.



Biatch, my grandparents are still alive. The reason my family is in DC is that my grandmother had to leave north Carolina because there were no opportunities for black people and the racism was out of control. So, I'd appreciate it if you'd eat a dick, but I want you to read a book while you do.
 
2014-02-19 12:29:55 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: ladodger34: ladodger34: huchipapa: Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....

We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.

Should say 4 centuries of bad treatment.



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.


Again, what has recognizing that part of our past and celebrating the contibutions of an oppressed group hurt anyone?

We have treated African Americans as less than human for the vast majority of our history.
 
2014-02-19 12:30:42 PM

Texas Gabe: Rapmaster2000: The only black history is slavery, MLK, and The Jackson Five.  I'm tired of these PC THUGS trying to shove Long Dong Silver in my face!

I've been called a greasy thug before, and it never stops hurting.


I have been called a "Nazi" before and all I can say is that no woman ever fantasized about being ravished by someone dressed as a liberal....
 
2014-02-19 12:34:24 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: NicktheSmoker: Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.

Now, if you could only express that to the school boards we'd be getting somewhere. A little more Marcus Garvey and a little less Betsy Ross.


DROxINxTHExWIND: /Perfect example of why black history needs to be taught more

Well, which is it?  We adequately teach American History or Black History?  Blacks have certainly endured much in this country and have made significant contributions towards its success.

We all want to live as equals here and be afforded the same chances as the next person yet we continue to focus on how we're different.  Blacks blame whites for their lot in life and whites blame blacks for the black lot in life.  JUST STOP.  We are all human beings and our focus should be on advancing the human race, not the black, latino, white, asian, etc. races.  Focus on what we have in common vs. the differences and we're bound to hasten the disparity gap.  The current hypersensitivity only fuels the divide.

I've never experienced life as a black person so I can't speak to how it feels to live that; however, we've all been wronged, slighted and oppressed during our lives yet we move on.  I don't advocate that we forget the past but stop erecting barriers that hinder our ability to move forward harmoniously.
 
2014-02-19 12:37:20 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Mid_mo_mad_man: ladodger34: ladodger34: huchipapa: Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....

We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.

Should say 4 centuries of bad treatment.

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.


Biatch, my grandparents are still alive. The reason my family is in DC is that my grandmother had to leave north Carolina because there were no opportunities for black people and the racism was out of control. So, I'd appreciate it if
you'd eat a dick, but I want you to read a book while you do.




Cry me a river. It must be hard to be the only repressed people in history. I mean it never happen to the Japanese, Irish or any number of other groups. The big difference is that they don't live in the past whining about it.
 
2014-02-19 12:41:58 PM

durbnpoisn: I think this is one of those indicators that some people are entirely too sensative.  I didn't even notice that they had bypassed that category until the end.  And the implication that it is in any way racist is just farking stupid.  This, for the record, is why I didn't care to notice.

The only time I get annoyed about contestants skipping categories is when it's one that I know I could sweep, like "animals" or "Science Fiction".  They save it till last, and don't have time for all five.  That pisses me off.


The most savvy Jeopardy contestants jump around from category to category and start with the lower half of the board to keep their opponents off-balance, but the show's staff actually encourages them to take one category at a time and go from top to bottom, because it's easier on the technicians and audiences seem to like it that way. Hence, entire categories being left for last. The one thing that really bothers me about the students in this tourney is their willingness to follow orders--leaves me concerned for America's future.

Although my favorite subjects are different from yours, I've had the same experience--contestants sticking with boring categories when there was more interesting subject matter in other columns.. On last night's show, one of the contestants seemed to be avoiding "British Literature," even though she was an English major (she won anyway, with a final jeopardy question in Physics: go figure).

Categories I like: the arts, history, 20th-century pop culture.

Categories that are okay: science, government, word games.

Categories that bore me: food, geography, 21st-century pop culture (I'm old!), categories involving brand names (and other obvious product-placement nonsense).
 
2014-02-19 12:44:21 PM
img.fark.net

Jesus Christ, what a drama queen. Even for Jezebel this is bad.
 
2014-02-19 12:46:01 PM
ladodger34:We have a Native American history month in November and an Asian history month in May.

I have a German-American history month in Oktoberfest.
 
2014-02-19 12:46:59 PM

farm machine: DROxINxTHExWIND: NicktheSmoker: Mid_mo_mad_man: It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.

Now, if you could only express that to the school boards we'd be getting somewhere. A little more Marcus Garvey and a little less Betsy Ross.

DROxINxTHExWIND: /Perfect example of why black history needs to be taught more

Well, which is it?  We adequately teach American History or Black History?  Blacks have certainly endured much in this country and have made significant contributions towards its success.

We all want to live as equals here and be afforded the same chances as the next person yet we continue to focus on how we're different.  Blacks blame whites for their lot in life and whites blame blacks for the black lot in life.  JUST STOP.  We are all human beings and our focus should be on advancing the human race, not the black, latino, white, asian, etc. races.  Focus on what we have in common vs. the differences and we're bound to hasten the disparity gap.  The current hypersensitivity only fuels the divide.

I've never experienced life as a black person so I can't speak to how it feels to live that; however, we've all been wronged, slighted and oppressed during our lives yet we move on.  I don't advocate that we forget the past but stop erecting barriers that hinder our ability to move forward harmoniously.



Champ, there is absolutely NO contradiction whatsoever in those two statements. Express to the school boards that the history of contributions made by black poeple should be incorporated into American History.

Some of you like to act as if last week some black person woke up and decided that we needed a "seperate" history class to segregate the history of blacks from the history of America. The REASON Universities and schools began teaching black history is that for generations the contributions of African Americans were purposefully omitted.
 
2014-02-19 12:51:20 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Champ, there is absolutely NO contradiction whatsoever in those two statements. Express to the school boards that the history of contributions made by black poeple should be incorporated into American History.


Absolutely understood, by those of us who don't have a secret racist ax to grind.
 
2014-02-19 12:51:51 PM

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?
 
2014-02-19 12:53:33 PM

Oblio13: ladodger34:We have a Native American history month in November and an Asian history month in May.

I have a German-American history month in Oktoberfest.


Dude, I celebrate Oktoberfest as often as possible. It doesn't need to be in the fall. In fact, I celebrate it on everyday that ends with a y if at all humanly possible.
 
2014-02-19 12:54:55 PM
Only people who care about "black" history are black.
 
2014-02-19 12:56:50 PM
Itstoearly:  You'd think this is the first time in history a jeopardy category was untouched until it was the only category left.
Hmm...
Are you saying this should be part of Black History Month?
 
2014-02-19 01:07:30 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Mid_mo_mad_man: ladodger34: ladodger34: huchipapa: Face it, the way we have treated black people in this country has been awful.


Yeah, I'm pretty pissed at the behaviors of others from 100, 200, 300 years ago.   But in the last 50 years or so we've more than made up for it....

And my personal behavior has been exemplary.....

We've made progress, no doubt. But to say that the last 50 years makes up for nearly 4 decades of crappy treatment is precisely the reason why we need a black history month. And even during their best 50 years in this country, we still find ways to be shiatty towards black Americans.

Should say 4 centuries of bad treatment.

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.


Biatch, my grandparents are still alive. The reason my family is in DC is that my grandmother had to leave north Carolina because there were no opportunities for black people and the racism was out of control. So, I'd appreciate it if you'd eat a dick, but I want you to read a book while you do.


I have a dream.... that someday someone will ask, "MLK was black? Hmmm, didn't know that." There will be no special racist holidays or events and people will just be individuals that are part of interconnected societies, and vindictive feelings will not be passed down through ones DNA.
 
2014-02-19 01:12:09 PM
proteus_b: "Nonetheless, in Jeopardy tm, one of the categories is usually chosen last."

I thought the going strategy was to bounce around, looking for daily doubles?
Sure, sure: even with a random bounce, it's *possible* that both daily doubles were found before that subject was scratched.
It just doesn't seem particularly likely, unless that subject were being avoided.
 
2014-02-19 01:17:52 PM

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.

Even more importantly, how does it hurt the majority to have a month dedicated to teaching the history of a group of people that have often been overlooked in text books?


Wake me when we have a Cherokee Month, Navajo Month, Sioux Month, Apache Month, Anisazi month, etc. etc.
 
2014-02-19 01:20:49 PM
img.fark.net

We live in a world where simply posting a gag .gif of Obama kicking open a door will get you into a deep dramash*tstorm by certain types who want to get people in trouble over the most microscopically trivial of excuses. Who wants to risk even dabbling with such super-volatile people?
 
2014-02-19 01:47:54 PM
Ficoce:
I have a dream.... that someday someone will ask, "MLK was black? Hmmm, didn't know that."

 I think it's okay to mention race in a situation like MLK and the civil rights movement. I don't know how it'd work otherwise.
 
2014-02-19 01:52:19 PM

GrizzlyPouch: You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.


Sure, but the real trick is finding a way to -- ching ching ching -- cash in on it.
 
2014-02-19 01:52:56 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Ficoce:
I have a dream.... that someday someone will ask, "MLK was black? Hmmm, didn't know that."

 I think it's okay to mention race in a situation like MLK and the civil rights movement. I don't know how it'd work otherwise.


So, concerns about skin color is okay for only certain people? I don't see how there could possibly be a problem there.
 
2014-02-19 01:56:02 PM

jsf4646: noblewolf: White contestants only get 3 out of 5 correct....

I thought 3/5 was appropriate for that topic.


Ha! Well played sir or madame, well played.
 
2014-02-19 01:57:39 PM

baconbeard: GrizzlyPouch: You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.

Sure, but the real trick is finding a way to -- ching ching ching -- cash in on it.



What about outrage over imagined outrage? Is there a market for that because you all seem to be trying to corner it.

/Who's mad?
//You?
 
2014-02-19 02:00:27 PM

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.
 
2014-02-19 02:01:20 PM

TV's Vinnie: [img.fark.net image 260x159]

We live in a world where simply posting a gag .gif of Obama kicking open a door will get you into a deep dramash*tstorm by certain types who want to get people in trouble over the most microscopically trivial of excuses. Who wants to risk even dabbling with such super-volatile people?


Pffft...that wimp couldn't break a door down wiht a sledgehammer...
 
m00
2014-02-19 02:05:35 PM

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

[www.themeparkreview.com image 640x494]


came for this!!
 
2014-02-19 02:20:25 PM

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 their country that you are.

Teaching black history isn't just about giving black people a month to shove it in whitey's face. Its so much more that has nothing to do with you. Stop being so vain.
 
m00
2014-02-19 02:24:23 PM

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 :(
 
2014-02-19 02:26:45 PM

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.
 
2014-02-19 02:31:51 PM
Race-bating at it's finest! No one really cares about Black History Month. It's only a hold-over from 1980s, politically-correct identity politics.
 
2014-02-19 02:42:56 PM

ChuckRoddy: Looks like they generally went left to right, with African American history being on the right. What's the story again?


28 days. Later.
 
2014-02-19 02:49:33 PM
Is black history month the shortest month because they have the least history?  Maybe it's because it's over the soonest?  *OUTRAGE*  We should change it to January.
 
2014-02-19 02:59:24 PM
May I apologize on behalf of the white(ish) Farkers who are embarrassed by some of these dumbass comments?  They're not even funny.

The only time I ever hear "Jim Crow" is when a black person is bringing it up.  I don't remember seeing it covered in school.  That's not right.  I should know more than I do.  Past injustice is not a joke and not an inconvenience.  The "month" schtick may be corny but it's a useful tool.  When's the last time you got your mom a gift and a card when it WASN'T Mother's Day?
 
2014-02-19 03:08:29 PM

Cornelius Dribble: durbnpoisn: I think this is one of those indicators that some people are entirely too sensative.  I didn't even notice that they had bypassed that category until the end.  And the implication that it is in any way racist is just farking stupid.  This, for the record, is why I didn't care to notice.

The only time I get annoyed about contestants skipping categories is when it's one that I know I could sweep, like "animals" or "Science Fiction".  They save it till last, and don't have time for all five.  That pisses me off.

The most savvy Jeopardy contestants jump around from category to category and start with the lower half of the board to keep their opponents off-balance, but the show's staff actually encourages them to take one category at a time and go from top to bottom, because it's easier on the technicians and audiences seem to like it that way. Hence, entire categories being left for last. The one thing that really bothers me about the students in this tourney is their willingness to follow orders--leaves me concerned for America's future.

Although my favorite subjects are different from yours, I've had the same experience--contestants sticking with boring categories when there was more interesting subject matter in other columns.. On last night's show, one of the contestants seemed to be avoiding "British Literature," even though she was an English major (she won anyway, with a final jeopardy question in Physics: go figure).

Categories I like: the arts, history, 20th-century pop culture.

Categories that are okay: science, government, word games.

Categories that bore me: food, geography, 21st-century pop culture (I'm old!), categories involving brand names (and other obvious product-placement nonsense).


My wife and I always joke about what our dream/nightmare boards would look like.
Mine would be:
Dream:
Fish/animals
guitar players
Star wars/science fiction
Computers
Anagrams of any kind

Nightmare:
opera
any foreign literature
the Chinese language
radio pop music
African geography
 
2014-02-19 03:29:10 PM

RembrandtQEinstein: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 604x453]


www.esquire.com
 
2014-02-19 03:34:29 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: So, I'd appreciate it if you'd eat a dick, but I want you to read a book while you do.


Hahahahaha this is the best burn I've seen all week.

I don't get why some white people are all put out about Black History Month. UH OH, you might be inspired to learn something new about a historically marginalized group of people! How is that even remotely offensive or divisive?
 
2014-02-19 03:42:06 PM
For the Black History questions, they got them wrong because they started with "What is..." and not "What be..."
 
2014-02-19 03:42:37 PM
browneye [TotalFark]
2014-02-19 10:35:31 AM


theknuckler_33: So what.

This. I'm African American and I'm not the least bit surprised that they avoided the category. In fact, I would have been surprised if it had been otherwise.

awww is the whole world out to get you?
//see a shrink. They have meds that can help you with your persecution complex (i hope).
 
2014-02-19 03:47:35 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 ...


Wow. You have me completely figured out without ever having met me. I guess there is nothing more I can say.
 
2014-02-19 03:50:08 PM

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
 
2014-02-19 03:56:12 PM

Inchoate: DROxINxTHExWIND: So, I'd appreciate it if you'd eat a dick, but I want you to read a book while you do.

Hahahahaha this is the best burn I've seen all week.

I don't get why some white people are all put out about Black History Month. UH OH, you might be inspired to learn something new about a historically marginalized group of people! How is that even remotely offensive or divisive?


It isn't. In Canada, I get to hear interesting history stuff on the radio and a lot of music I might not otherwise hear.

What I don't hear are witnesses to crime in mainly black communities reporting what they've seen to police, and nor do I see the breakouts showing the ratio of murders overall versus the ratio of "young black males killing same".

So maybe it's not just whites who might benefit from whatever passes for black history. The black history currently being made is like a racist's wet dream in certain areas. I know poverty plays a role, but so does culture, and some of the cultures involved aren't, shall we say, producing a lot of Tiger Moms.
 
2014-02-19 04:04:47 PM

baconbeard: GrizzlyPouch: You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.

Sure, but the real trick is finding a way to -- ching ching ching -- cash in on it.


I find that offensive to Chinese-Americans.

pkellmey: God-is-a-Taco: Ficoce:
I have a dream.... that someday someone will ask, "MLK was black? Hmmm, didn't know that."

 I think it's okay to mention race in a situation like MLK and the civil rights movement. I don't know how it'd work otherwise.

So, concerns about skin color is okay for only certain people? I don't see how there could possibly be a problem there.


You're pulling my leg, aren't you? I can't tell when people on the internet are joking or not when websites like Jezebel exist
 
2014-02-19 04:08:01 PM

Valiente: Inchoate: DROxINxTHExWIND: So, I'd appreciate it if you'd eat a dick, but I want you to read a book while you do.

Hahahahaha this is the best burn I've seen all week.

I don't get why some white people are all put out about Black History Month. UH OH, you might be inspired to learn something new about a historically marginalized group of people! How is that even remotely offensive or divisive?

It isn't. In Canada, I get to hear interesting history stuff on the radio and a lot of music I might not otherwise hear.

What I don't hear are witnesses to crime in mainly black communities reporting what they've seen to police, and nor do I see the breakouts showing the ratio of murders overall versus the ratio of "young black males killing same".

So maybe it's not just whites who might benefit from whatever passes for black history. The black history currently being made is like a racist's wet dream in certain areas. I know poverty plays a role, but so does culture, and some of the cultures involved aren't, shall we say, producing a lot of Tiger Moms.


In Canada, "Black History" is obscure foreign trivia.

/i'll take north preston anthropology for US$180, alex
 
2014-02-19 04:37:49 PM
Let's ask some black kids Scottish-American history and see how they do.
 
2014-02-19 04:40:15 PM

beefoe: Same thing happened a couple nights ago with the category about Cambodian history.  So if I were a black Cambodian, I'd be super butt hurt right now!


No, if you were a black Cambodian make homosexual you'd have butthurt

/mine as well go all in
 
2014-02-19 04:40:35 PM
28 Reasons to Hug a Black Guy Today

#1 We deserve a chance
#2 - 28 Slavery
ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com

When I say slavery
You say sorry

Then stfu
 
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."

[www.themeparkreview.com image 640x494]


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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