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Black History Month - February 1st 2012, 03:30 PM

What do you guys think of it? Morgan Freeman sums up everything in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeixtYS-P3s

Then again I don't think we should stop talking about racism entirely. It would still happen and people would be afraid to bring it up if it was happening. I just think we should stop separating people.

Separating black people and white people is making it worse. I think it's defeating the whole point.


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Re: Black History Month - February 1st 2012, 10:33 PM

I agree, people are people..and thats that.
   
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Re: Black History Month - February 2nd 2012, 12:16 AM

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sir Winston Churchill

I don't see anything wrong with it, It is a part of American and Canadian history but it's a specific month to focus on it. Nothing wrong with that.

And He said there's no white history month, It's like television. It's okay to have Black Entertainment Television, But White Entertainment Televison would be racist.
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Re: Black History Month - February 2nd 2012, 02:21 AM

I remember seeing this video last year or so. I agree with pretty much everything Morgan Freeman says personally. He's so wise



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Re: Black History Month - February 2nd 2012, 02:50 AM

I agree with him.
And when he says stop talking about racism, I think he's meaning that if everyone saw everyone else as people instead of people of this color or that color, then there would be no such thing as racism.
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Re: Black History Month - February 2nd 2012, 03:00 PM

WTF? "The Black Entertainment Channel" actually exists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_E...ent_Television

That's terrible :| So, all black people like rap, R&B and Everybody Hates Chris

This isn't making racism worse at all -_____-


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Re: Black History Month - February 2nd 2012, 06:07 PM

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WTF? "The Black Entertainment Channel" actually exists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_E...ent_Television

That's terrible :| So, all black people like rap, R&B and Everybody Hates Chris

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That's nothing. There are three more channels devoted to the black race. I don't understand it either. But I don't think BET and all the other television channel's that showcase to black people are racist. I just think that many tv shows, especially sitcoms, are predominately white casted. It would be nice if you are black to watch something that you can relate to.


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Re: Black History Month - February 4th 2012, 09:18 PM

I never liked black history month, it should just be included in history instead of being separated out. I'm glad I don't have to do biographies on black people every year anymore. Maybe it would be more significant to me if I were black. So basically I agree with him that it shouldn't get it's own month or special attention, I think by stop talking about racism he means, stop seeing and defining people by the color of their skin and just treat them as fellow human beings. Maybe he's hoping that if enough people treat each other like that and racists stop getting reenforced and attention for their views, they'll stop making such a fuss.


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Re: Black History Month - February 5th 2012, 01:12 AM

It would make the world a much nicer place :| White people and black people are just, well, people :|


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Re: Black History Month - February 5th 2012, 03:31 PM

I was going to make a new thread about this, but considering you have groups like the Lifeline Expedition whose sole goal is to make white people apologize (and seemingly humiliated) for having a history slavery, I don't think people will every stop talking about race and racism. We like it too much.
   
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