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2014-02-19 10:27:47 AM
14 votes:
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 10:20:15 AM
14 votes:
It's not black history or white history it's just history. Enough with this pc garbage.
2014-02-19 10:37:28 AM
6 votes:
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 10:19:51 AM
6 votes:
So what.
2014-02-19 12:22:17 PM
5 votes:

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 10:43:52 AM
5 votes:
You can find a reason to be offended by literally anything.
2014-02-19 10:31:14 AM
5 votes:

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 01:20:49 PM
4 votes:
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 01:17:52 PM
4 votes:

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 11:22:16 AM
4 votes:

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 11:15:08 AM
4 votes:

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 10:53:35 AM
4 votes:
Jezebel attention whoring ? Who would have thunk.
2014-02-19 10:31:33 AM
4 votes:
how is this a fail?
2014-02-19 12:37:20 PM
3 votes:

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 11:57:31 AM
3 votes:
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 11:33:28 AM
3 votes:

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 11:18:48 AM
3 votes:
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 11:17:22 AM
3 votes:

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 10:49:37 AM
3 votes:

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 10:40:59 AM
3 votes:

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 10:35:33 AM
3 votes:
"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 10:35:31 AM
3 votes:
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 10:28:09 AM
3 votes:
Looks like they generally went left to right, with African American history being on the right. What's the story again?
2014-02-19 10:26:49 AM
3 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-02-19 10:26:37 AM
3 votes:

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 10:02:31 PM
2 votes:

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!"
m00
2014-02-19 02:24:23 PM
2 votes:

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 01:52:56 PM
2 votes:

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 12:44:21 PM
2 votes:
img.fark.net

Jesus Christ, what a drama queen. Even for Jezebel this is bad.
2014-02-19 12:34:24 PM
2 votes:

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 12:21:11 PM
2 votes:
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 12:10:32 PM
2 votes:
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 12:01:00 PM
2 votes:

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 11:41:43 AM
2 votes:

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 11:30:46 AM
2 votes:
2014-02-19 11:26:42 AM
2 votes:

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 11:22:21 AM
2 votes:

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 11:14:56 AM
2 votes:
So is it black history or american black history?
2014-02-19 11:11:40 AM
2 votes:
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 11:09:34 AM
2 votes:
Here in Canada we call black history "history."
2014-02-19 10:53:54 AM
2 votes:

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 10:48:56 AM
2 votes:
What is over analyzing a game show?
2014-02-19 10:42:03 AM
2 votes:
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 10:33:25 AM
2 votes:
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 10:30:11 AM
2 votes:
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 10:20:24 AM
2 votes:

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


www.themeparkreview.com
2014-02-19 10:18:33 AM
2 votes:
"...But we don't want the Irish!"
2014-02-19 10:13:45 AM
2 votes:
The answer is "People who annoy you."
2014-02-20 01:06:15 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-19 10:40:55 PM
1 votes:

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 09:31:26 PM
1 votes:

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 09:04:03 PM
1 votes:

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 08:57:56 PM
1 votes:

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 07:43:06 PM
1 votes:

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 05:00:26 PM
1 votes:

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 04:04:47 PM
1 votes:

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 02:59:24 PM
1 votes:
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 02:31:51 PM
1 votes:
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 02:20:25 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-19 01:52:19 PM
1 votes:

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 01:07:30 PM
1 votes:

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 12:54:55 PM
1 votes:
Only people who care about "black" history are black.
2014-02-19 12:46:01 PM
1 votes:
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 12:16:33 PM
1 votes:

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 11:59:20 AM
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AbiNormal: Buttknuckle: AbiNormal: That was Mondays show. And for the record, I don't give a fark about black history or black history month. Where's Native American history month? Or Asian American history month?

You sound like a white baby-boomer.

GenXer. Born in '68.


We have a Native American history month in November and an Asian history month in May.
2014-02-19 11:49:46 AM
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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 11:45:49 AM
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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 11:38:46 AM
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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 11:37:48 AM
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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 11:32:32 AM
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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 11:14:48 AM
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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 11:06:18 AM
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White contestants only get 3 out of 5 correct....

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2014-02-19 10:55:50 AM
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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 10:55:46 AM
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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 10:54:09 AM
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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 10:44:27 AM
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Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 377x660]



This is exactly why you are green.
2014-02-19 10:43:23 AM
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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 10:41:16 AM
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Isn't the far right category usually last to go?
2014-02-19 10:36:06 AM
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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 10:36:01 AM
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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 10:34:59 AM
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kvinesknows: how is this a fail?


Whitey don't know black history. And neither did the other two.
2014-02-19 10:33:39 AM
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It would've been funny if all of the answers were in Ebonics.
2014-02-19 10:31:19 AM
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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 10:20:33 AM
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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 10:20:18 AM
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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 10:19:24 AM
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Lol white people be trippin.
2014-02-19 10:19:18 AM
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2014-02-19 10:19:13 AM
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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 10:18:27 AM
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Who is Martina Luther King?
2014-02-19 09:49:45 AM
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