I noticed couple of things the other day, and it did not really sink in till it was mentioned by a friend earlier today. The first thing is that the new moniker for black people is African-American. The incredible arrogance involved in this notwithstanding, why then do we not celebrate African-American History Month? Tongue in cheek, sure, but the premise merits inspection.
It is not African-American History Month because some of the Black Historical figures are not from Africa. Did all blacks originate in Africa? Who knows, there are many pre-historic skeletons scattered about the globe, we still do not know for sure where man began. I personally am pretty sure the origination of man was somewhere in the fertile valley between the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers.
Anyway, that was a little off topic, so back to it. Black people are not the ones who changed the moniker, guilty white liberals did that, as they have done for years.
I actually thought the first black President would maybe have mentioned that the need for a separate special month of history for one race was wrong, but we all know that is not going to happen, 20 years listening to one of the most racist preachers in the country would make anyone racist too.
So, maybe he will institute an Irish History month instead, or an Italian History month. If not, why not?
I must have had a great education in the West Chester Area School District because even way back in the 1970's, before the advent of these special months, we learned about blacks in history.
We will never get past the racial crap in this country until some of the issues I have discussed here are taken care of.
First, shut up about it, equality happens when we do it with out being guilted into it or shamed into it.
Second, get rid of affirmative action, the worst thing we can do to a person is tell them they will never succeed without special dispensation.
Third, stop liberals from blaming white people for all the ills in the black community. Many years ago there were reasons to blame whites, not any more, now, we must figure out why the rate of single parent births are higher, why violence is higher and why drop-out rates are higher in black communities.
When all of the above is honestly discussed, not simply glossed over, we may become a country that really understands that all men are created equal.