Black History Month
By Hoosier Daddy
Feb. 1, 2015
OK, February has been declared Black History Month by the powers-that-be. During the month, school teachers are supposed to orchestrate lessons and projects for their students that relate to black history.
A couple of companies publish lesson plans and handouts for the curriculum as approved by the ultra-left National Education Association (NEA). As a certified instructor, I have found my way onto these companies' mailing lists.
Every January I receive sample packets containing the "approved" lesson plans along with examples of the handouts for students. Apparently, I am expected to order these materials for my "school."
At any rate, every year it's the same: the Black History Month lessons are all designed to instill a sense of victimology in black students, and "white guilt" in the Caucasian students.
Except for a brief mention that black men invented the stapler, the traffic light, and peanut butter, all the achievements of black Americans are skipped over in favor of chapter upon chapter on slavery, underground railroads, and segregation.
The Ku Klux Klan is prominently mentioned, as are the Freedom Riders in the south, the bombing of the black churches, and the murders of civil rights workers. Firehoses and attack dogs in Selma are in there, as are segregated lunch counters and buses. Overlooked is the fact that these things were the purvey of Democrats in the deep south and not in the majority of the country.
The black heroes are Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, understandably, but also Malcolm X and even Jessie Jackson. Al Sharpton is thankfully absent.
However, there is no mention of the first black U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice. No mention of one of the most powerful black men in America, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. This year there is not even any mention of Dr. Ben Carson. Barack Obama is promoted throughout.
Basically, the only blacks deemed important for students to know about are those associated with resisting oppression and discrimination toward blacks and/or have the approved "progressive" political philosophy. Non-left wing blacks are ignored. And the only real "history" of the black race in America is that of being oppressed by the white race.
Now, while I believe that many of these things are important to know, I also believe that indoctrinating black children to believe that they are perpetual victims of white people is counterproductive and damaging. It does not engender racial harmony when black children are taught that white people want to keep them down. It engenders...hate. It explains why only 5% of blacks think the acquittal of George Zimmerman was just, despite 100% of the evidence at trial indicating the shooting was self-defense. It explains why many continue to protest over a white police officer shooting a young black man, even though three months of a Grand Jury investigation proved that the black man had assaulted the officer and was "charging him like a linebacker" to assault him again.
There are thousands of positive black role models that children could be learning about. How many people know that Guion Bluford was our first black astronaut in 1983? Or that Mae Jemison was the first black female astronaut? Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. was appointed the first African-American U.S. Army General in January, 1941. Do you suppose that their careers might make for interesting Black History Month studies? There are hundreds and hundreds of such positive black role models and achievements. Could such studies instill a sense of PRIDE in blacks rather than a sense of being victims? Do you think having pride is better than being made to feel like a victim? Why do the liberals and the media consistently hold forth criminals as role models? Could it be that they want racial animosity?
Every race and ethnicity has experienced racism and ethnocentrism. Contrary to popular belief, more whites have been lynched in the U.S. than blacks. The largest mass lynching in the U.S. was of Italian-Americans. Vietnamese immigrants were murdered in south Texas. But there comes a time when we have to move on if we want to progress. Yes, we need to remember the negative, but DWELLING on it achieves nothing but resentment and hate. It creates a an attitude of "why try to succeed if I'm only going to be held back?" It's not "white privilege" that explains the discrepancy between white and black achievement, it's attitude. When blacks are taught that they are not likely to succeed due to racism and discrimination, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
This liberal indoctrinating of black children with victimology from kindergarten on goes a long way in explaining why a majority of blacks are suspicious of whites, at best, and hateful at worst. Don't blame blacks, blame the way the schools and the media have indoctrinated them.
As it's currenty being taught in the public schools, Black History Month should be renamed Black Victimology Indoctrination Month.
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