It's Not Segregation Because We Say It's Not

Discussion in 'Discuss Lou's Blog Posts' started by L Capuano, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

  2. RoosterTheRed

    RoosterTheRed New Member

    Indeed. The same argument could, technically, be applied to Black History Month, Black Entertainment Television, Ebony magazine, etc. If there was a White History Month, a White Entertainment Television, or Ivory magazine, the world (and by "world, I mean Twitter) would be in uproar.

    It is, if you look at from a cynical point of view, racism. Separating races in any way, shape, or form is racism or segregation. There's nothing wrong with recognizing one's racial culture, I suppose, but when you begin supporting racial exclusivity, it evolves into racism.

    I asked my black friends what they thought about racism. "We don't need it" is pretty much the summarized answer.

    And honestly, I don't mind Black History Month. What bothers me is this: Where is our Native American History Month? If anyone got screwed over in America's history, it's them, or the Irish, or the Hispanics.

    So I agree. If you are going to make a dorm for blacks, you need to make a dorm for Hispanics, Native Americans, whites, etc.

    Which is segregation.
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  3. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the input Rooster, and I agree with everything you have said. The only thing I would add is to try not to judge what was done to the Native Americans by today's standards. I am not saying it was just, or "the right thing" to do, but the reality is, what was done to them was more or less, par for the course for that time period. Additionally, Native Americans also committed atrocities upon each other. When all is said and done, what was done to them was done because of better technology, superior weapons, and because it was able to be done. Again, not saying it was the moral thing to do, but it was done all over the world by countries who had the ability to do it.

    If you haven't already, I'd recommend watching Dinesh D'Souza's America: Imagine the World without Her or read the book. I took my son to see the movie (God forbid he reads a book! ;)) and he actually liked it.
  4. RoosterTheRed

    RoosterTheRed New Member

    I agree. For the time, considering the atrocities performed, what was done to the Native Americans was simply more of the norm.

    However, if any community "deserves" a holiday, or a month, or a dorm building, I think that particular community would "deserve" one the most.
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  5. L Capuano

    L Capuano Administrator Staff Member

    It's certainly not unreasonable, and I wouldn't be opposed.

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