Adrianne Curry posted a blog on her myspace account, wanting people to boycott and ban BET and African American History Month. I will respond to her comments here, with my standard answers to her ill informed post. This is what happens when you drop out of high school, you say stupid sh*t trying to sound intelligent.
"How dare we have Black History Month! In my eyes, the Native Americans deserve it MUCH more, seeing how we destroyed their ENTIRE SOCIETY. There are hardly any of them left! They also have been proven to have the WORST living conditions on their reservations. I want AN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH. One where we learn about EVERY race, ALL OF OUR LEADERS, EVERYONE! I think by having a month dedicated to one race, and not one for any other, is RACIST. Every fund set up to only help people of one race is SICK and RACIST."
So since the Native Americans had it worse than blacks, we should celebrate their month.....oh I forgot we do in November, American Native History Month has been recognized since 1990, and Native American Day has been celebrated since 1915. There is also Asian Pacific American Month, Hispanic American Month, and tell your hubby in May he can celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. So yeah we celebrate all different races, they all got a month, just like the blacks. The problem is Adrianne, for years the only thing minorities learned in school about history was Martin Luther King, and slavery.....blacks contributed more to society than that, but since history at school was focused on European American history, read white......we didn't learn anything else about any other races, not even Native Americans. That is why there was a need to have all these months to celebrate all the races to begin with.
In terms of funds set up for just one race, why weren't whites complaining when scholarships were focused exclusively towards them because they didn't even bother to admit blacks, asians, or native americans to their schools?
This particular comment pissed me the hell off:
"Black people were slaves here once. You know what? That does suck some major balls, however, it is time to move the fuck on."
Do you think racism and oppression of black people in America ended with slavery? Seriously. Whites love to continually forget about Jim Crowe laws, segregation, and the fact that blacks and whites couldn't even marry each other until 1967 (refer to Loving vs. Virginia, 1967). How old is Adrianne's husband (Peter from the damn Brady Bunch), wasn't he alive when that happened. Hell he was alive during desegregation.....does he not tell you what the hell happened way the hell back then. My parents still vividly remember segregation. It wasn't that long ago Adrianne, but you must have dropped out of high school before all that was discussed in history class. Why don't whites move on from slavery and realize I am not thinking about Great Great Grandpa Joe picking cotton in the fields. I am thinking of Rodney King, discrepancies in pay between whites and minorities, cops and security guards racially profiling me, nooses hanging from trees and school yard fights turning into attempted murder convictions (Jena 6), and why in this day and age I still have to tell white people that slavery isn't the only thing that blacks had to endure in this country.
"Do we hear the Jews crying that they were made slaves for thousands of years? Do we hear them whine that they should OWN the pyramids in Egypt because THEY broke their backs making them? Do we hear them bitch and moan about Hitler, etc? (my hubby is a Jew)"
Yes!!!!! What the hell we still know about Anne Frank, we know about Moses wandering the desert, we have museums and tours dedicated to never forgetting the Holocaust, we shouldn't forget it, and we shouldn't want to!!!! Not to mention Jews were given a whole damn country for compensation of the Holocaust (refer to Israel). Blacks for slavery, segregation, lynchings, and everything else got nothing but a "get the f*ck over it".
"I do not think that singling out one race, giving one race opportunities to go to college (I know a TON of poor white.asian, indian, american indian, etc etc that could use that too!), giving one race the EXCUSE to blame things on others for being whatever nationality they are, is a good way at making sure we NEVER kill racism."
Again, there are scholarships for asian, native americans, and people of all races from lower socio economic backgrounds. Just because you don't know about them, doesn't mean they don't exist.
"If any other race had a chanel dedicated to just them, we would think it was racist. If any other race demanded a month be set aside for ONLY them, they would be considered racist."
Hispanics have channels targeted towards them, so do asians, middle easterners, and others......you are just too ill-informed to research and expand your knowledge.
"I know what racism is. I dated a guy named "Justin" in Junior high. Nothing serious, but I really liked him. He was the blackest of black...BEAUTIFUL skin, kinda like Alex Wek's. He was handsome, and athletic, etc. I was called a nigger lover. But you know what? I was called that by a whole 2 people out of a school with HUNDREDS of students."
I like how we throw the interracial dating experience in there to show how down she is with black people. I date and marry inter racially as well, (refer to pale white husband), that doesn't exclude you from having racist thought and a racist mindset. Hell, even Strom Thurmond has a half black child!!!!!!! Do you think he was a bastion of racial equality? Uuuhhmm no. He was a Dixiecrat spouting segregation now segregation forever. Your dating of a black man in middle school is the equivalent of "I'm not racist, I have a black friend"
"So, I will no longer tune into BET. This is going to suck, but I do NOT like the idea of having a chanel for only 1 race."
I have boycotted BET for years, not because they are singling out 1 race, but because it is dumb as hell, and white people like you get your view of black people from this damn buffoonish channel. For years until the damn late 70s, early 80s you have White Entertainment Television on three channels. ABC, CBS,and NBC, where was the outrage when there were virtually no blacks or any other minorities on televisions. Hell you had white people in black face, white people playing Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians, because whites didn't want minorities on television. Ask your husband how many blacks were on the show during the entire run of the Brady Bunch. I am going to guess less than 10, and they were extras with no speaking parts.
I say since we are boycotting BET and Black History Month, we should Boycott Ignorance. I am tired of Ignorance of blacks, whites, asians, hispanics, and native americans. I am boycotting ignorant people from now on, I refuse to deal with them. Call me racist, but I hate the ignorant folks.