Originally this post was going to be on the video above. However, http://www.treyningday.com/ beat me to the punch. Luckily I found a related subject that I would like to comment on, so lets begin. Oh and shame on all those people in the video. Black History Month is in March?? Stop the ignorance.
This post is not directed at all White people. This is directed just to the ones who have never taken a step back from their position in society and realized how privileged they are in comparison to the other ethnicities and cultures in America.
It’s Black History Month. This means the inevitable question will be asked by our White counterparts: Why isn’t there a White History Month? If you’ve never encountered this question then I’m pretty shocked. I hear this nonsense of a question every year like clockwork. Usually I shrug this question off and chalk it up to being a terribly dumb rhetorical question on their part…or i just call them idiots and its never brought up again. It happens.
But now I have access to the internet
24/7 12/7 (I don’t have a smart phone. Eff y’all. Don’t come at my life), and pretty much anything on the net is immortalized forever. Which brings me to the basis of this particular blog post. It has recently been brought to my attention the existence of this website that came into manifestation sometime near the beginning of the month, aptly entitled http://wheniswhitehistorymonth.tumblr.com/.
Take a moment to peruse the site. Don’t worry. I’ll wait.
Got the premise of the site? Good. Let’s continue shall we?
REALLY?? Really @maggierose14, @SmeagolLover, @Mirandaceratops, @BigStewMVP, @Adair_Neff, @Tylaerickson, @Alicia_Ruth, @chlo_rara, @casstat, @TaoBoxer, @BodiCanCelly, @JustinBorges1, @JakeBrownvb, @logeyy_TheKidd, @PerfectlyCourt, @ScAHP_ThA_WorLd, @kristenkemper1, @loKAL_celebrity, @ohhtet, @StrattonRobert, @ConnorFurst, @Leahwilging, and all you other ignorant people who have quotes on the site saying that a lack of a White history month should be considered racist?! You’re honestly telling me that you can’t figure out why there isn’t a White history month?
It must be nice to be so privileged in American society that you are able to take for granted the educational opportunities afforded to you about your culture and history. Let’s think about this logically, shall we? Let’s go into the recesses of the memories you have pre-college. What race of people did we spend the majority of the time learning about throughout those years? If you answered Caucasians you would be correct! Give yourself a cookie.
Do you see my point here? All of our lives we have been learning the history of White people. Every Social Studies and History class from Kindergarten to 12th grade has primarily been focused on how White people have contributed to this nation. The very idea that you folks think there needs to be a White history month is not only ignorant, its freaking selfish. You already have 9 months out of the school year dedicated solely to teaching the history of White Americans. 10 months if we’re really being honest because that 1 lesson you learned in class and that 1 assembly at the end of the month on Black history just isn’t cutting it anymore.
Your complaints are asinine. Why are you asking for a White history month when we learn about it EVERYDAY. In addition, I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of people don’t know a thing about Black history.
Off the top of your heads specifically name 5 prestigious African-Americans you have learned about in school. But wait! The people you name CANNOT be related to slavery or the Civil Rights Movement. Oh and no Goggle, Yahoo, Bing, or any other search engine. Now go!
Don’t worry. I’ll wait.
I wonder how many of you actually came up with 5 people. I’m doubting very many. Smdh. The sadder part is Black History Month is supposed to be the popular minority appreciation month. If you don’t know anything about this observance I’m willing to put my life savings on the the fact that you know diddly-squat about National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), National American Indian Heritage Month (November), or Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May). Bet you didn’t even know that last one existed.
But I digress. Here’s the overall message I’m trying to convey to you: there’s no White history month because it’s an everyday event. Let us other cultures and races have some shine, without you trying to cast shade upon us. Stop being so damn selfish.