Saturday, February 6, 2010


If you are easily offended, please skip this post and move on to the next.  This post is not going to be politically correct and it might make you angry.  If you do read on and get mad and then post something out of rage, well okay.  In all likelihood, I will adamantly disagree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Yesterday I attended Corey's school play for Black History Month.  It was a series of skits that the school put together.  His school is a fine arts school so there was a lot of singing and dancing.  After the first skit a white kid named Jordan came out to warm up the crowd.  He was still onstage when a black boy and girl came out and told him to beat it.  They said it straight out.  "This is our show.  You're not black.  Get off the stage."  This was not ad libbed.  Whoever scripted this intended it to be funny.  I was shocked and then I was really angry.  It really made the rest of the show hard to swallow.  But I thought it was very representational of where we are at as a society.  White History Month would never fly.  And if it did there would be riots if that sort of dialogue happened on a stage anywhere.  How has this happened?

Back in 1995, I worked for a while at an engineering company that built bridges.  The company was owned by a woman.  A white woman.  As business owners go, particularly in construction, women are still considered minorities and are entitled to the benefits therein.  She came back to the office after attending something having to do with a minorities meeting.  It was a long time ago but I think that the government is required to give a certain percentage of their work to minority business.  Anyway, she was steaming after this meeting.  This black man had told her that she had no business being at that meeting because blacks were the only "real" minority.  He was lucky he didn't leave with a heel permanently embedded in his ass.

The truth is that blacks got a raw deal in this country when we brought them here to be slaves, but it was because a lot of white people stood up that it was abolished.  And then there was segregation, but because Rosa Parks sat down and a lot white people supported that by standing up, it was abolished.  Black people didn't get where they are today all by themselves.  A lot of white people held out a hand and said, "Here, let me help."

The people who have a right to still be angry are the native americans.  They were already here.  This was their home; we saw it, we wanted it, and we took it.  And I don't see anything on any calender celebrating a  month for them.  We stole their land, killed their families, broke every peace treaty we ever made with them, and labeled them savages.  The only reason I can think of that they don't get a celebratory month is because there is still nothing to celebrate.

1 comment:

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