I searched the archives and could not find any topic dealing with this one, though I had been sure it had been done before. I even searched through Cecil’s stuff and found nothing on it, which surprises me, so I figure the search engines aren’t so good.
Soooo, that covers my butt and now my small rant.
I’m fed up with Black History Month. I read the comics and Black History Month is hammered at me through the two great black drawn comics in the paper. I watch Nickelodeon – hey, I never grew up, 'kay? – and get to hear about Black History Month. The favorite radio talk show mentions black history month – though not in always flattering terms, black history commercials pop up in the tube and black history is in the articles section of the paper.
OK, I get it. Cool.
Now, why the heck are there no Asian History Months? How about Hispanic History Month? We really should have a Native American History Month and along with every darn city in the US having an MLK blouvard, street, avenue or road, we could have a Geronomo or Cochise blouvard, street, avenue or road also. What about a Mexican History month, we’ve half their population over here anyhow?
Now, a white history month is out of the question. Whites don’t deserve it. Whites are the oppressors. This is the age of White Guilt.
I have it! How about an OJ Simpson history month, after all, he was set free for black pay back!?
Look, have all the friggin’ history months you want, but if you become race exclusive, then it’s racist and bigotry, no matter how you cut it. You’d better consider the other races and have months for them.
Like, I keep reading and hearing about Great Black Contributors to Humanity (someone even said Eli Whitney was black because he invented the cotton gin), but how about Great Asian Contributors to Humanity, or Hispanic, or American Indian, or whoever?
So, how about it?
If you don’t want discrimination, include 'em all, or is discrimination acceptable only when practiced by the previously discriminated against?