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Posted: 2/3/2007 4:44:34 PM EST
Since it is black history month, and I teach, can anyone name a person of any color other than white that has changed the world in a truly profound way? I was looking for some picks that aren't too trite.
Link Posted: 2/3/2007 5:27:16 PM EST
Sorry, I am drawing a blank. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute, Al Sharpton!!!!
Link Posted: 2/3/2007 6:23:20 PM EST
Yeah, I am thinking that one would have to look pretty far back to find someone that really changed the world that isn't shoved down our throats every year. I give MLKJR and rosa parks their due, but beating that drum gets old after a little while.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 3:37:51 AM EST
All kidding aside, B.B. King has been largely responsible for spreading Blues music around the world.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 3:40:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2007 3:41:34 AM EST by Hokie]
Coach of the Chicago Bears and the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Other than that, I'd have to say with confidence.....Samuel L. Jackson!
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 3:51:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2007 3:55:59 AM EST by bradleyc]

Originally Posted By Hokie:
Coach of the Chicago Bears and the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Other than that, I'd have to say with confidence.....Samuel L. Jackson!



Originally Posted By 91stsps:
Sorry, I am drawing a blank. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute, Al Sharpton!!!!




Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken, but you happen to pull this shit while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you.

Everyone knows that blacks invented peanuts and traffic lights. Recognize.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:12:43 AM EST
What kills me is that there is no other history months for other racisis. How about Asian history month or Spanish history month even cracker history month??????? So political correct the USofA is today.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:14:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By Hokie:
Coach of the Chicago Bears and the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Other than that, I'd have to say with confidence.....Samuel L. Jackson!



Originally Posted By 91stsps:
Sorry, I am drawing a blank. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute, Al Sharpton!!!!




Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken, but you happen to pull this shit while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you.

Everyone knows that blacks invented peanuts and traffic lights. Recognize.
your thinking peanut butter.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:16:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By Hokie:
Coach of the Chicago Bears and the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Other than that, I'd have to say with confidence.....Samuel L. Jackson!



Originally Posted By 91stsps:
Sorry, I am drawing a blank. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute, Al Sharpton!!!!




Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken, but you happen to pull this shit while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you.

Everyone knows that blacks invented peanuts and traffic lights. Recognize.
your thinking peanut butter.


That's right. Everybody knows that Jimmy Carter invented peanuts!
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:18:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:21:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By Hokie:
Coach of the Chicago Bears and the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Other than that, I'd have to say with confidence.....Samuel L. Jackson!



Originally Posted By 91stsps:
Sorry, I am drawing a blank. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute, Al Sharpton!!!!




Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken, but you happen to pull this shit while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you.

Everyone knows that blacks invented peanuts and traffic lights. Recognize.
your thinking peanut butter.


That's right. Everybody knows that Jimmy Carter invented peanuts!


Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:26:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
What kills me is that there is no other history months for other racisis. How about Asian history month or Spanish history month even cracker history month??????? So political correct the USofA is today.


Spanish, Mexican and Hispanic history is much more relevant to the US, and my home state, Than black history will ever be.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:35:11 AM EST
How about O.J.????
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 4:38:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
What kills me is that there is no other history months for other racisis. How about Asian history month or Spanish history month even cracker history month??????? So political correct the USofA is today.


Spanish, Mexican and Hispanic history is much more relevant to the US, and my home state, Than black history will ever be.
But there is not a MONTH for them.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 8:05:23 AM EST
William Jefferson Clinton, the first black president!~
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 8:27:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2007 8:29:09 AM EST by txgp17]
Rodney King

You didn't say it had to be in a good way.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 8:41:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
What kills me is that there is no other history months for other racisis. How about Asian history month or Spanish history month even cracker history month??????? So political correct the USofA is today.




LOL
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 9:08:07 AM EST
Well ive been sitting here thinking and cant think of one. Wait, Nelson Mandla does he count?


Link Posted: 2/4/2007 10:16:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2007 10:17:10 AM EST by Hokie]
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Link Posted: 2/4/2007 11:43:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By phantomghost:
Well ive been sitting here thinking and cant think of one. Wait, Nelson Mandla does he count?




No. Although he is ethnically African-American, he is not an American and doesn't really have anything to do with US history.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 11:55:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By phantomghost:
Well ive been sitting here thinking and cant think of one. Wait, Nelson Mandla does he count?




No. Although he is ethnically African-American, he is not an American and doesn't really have anything to do with US history.

fixed.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:00:25 PM EST
Jesus maybe? He was supposedly Armenian, that's not caucasian I think.

Chinese? All of them I guess.

Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:05:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:05:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By phantomghost:
Well ive been sitting here thinking and cant think of one. Wait, Nelson Mandla does he count?




No. Although he is ethnically African-American, he is not an American and doesn't really have anything to do with US history.

fixed.




If you call people with those particular physical traits anything but "African-American", you're a RACIST!!!
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:06:35 PM EST
George Jefferson- He moved to the west side, in a high rise, finally got a peice of the pie. Known to mistrust "crackers". He had the second largest dry cleaning chain in New York City.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:07:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By phantomghost:
Well ive been sitting here thinking and cant think of one. Wait, Nelson Mandla does he count?




No. Although he is ethnically African-American, he is not an American and doesn't really have anything to do with US history.

"African-American" isnt an ethnicity.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:11:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2007 12:15:42 PM EST by bradleyc]

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Jesus maybe? He was supposedly Armenian, that's not caucasian I think.

Chinese? All of them I guess.



Armenia seems to be one of the most "caucasian" places there is.

Link Posted: 2/4/2007 12:11:54 PM EST
Madam CJ Walker
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 2:48:07 PM EST
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: May
Womens Heritage Month: March
Caribbean American Heritage Month: June
Italian-American Heritage Month: October
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November


Alvin Ailey
Maya Angelou
Louis Armstrong
James Baldwin
Ralph Bunche
George Washington Carver
Dorothy Dandridge
Miles Davis
Frederick Douglass
W.E.B. Du Bois
Duke Ellington
Ralph Ellison
Medgar Evers
Marcus Garvey
Dizzy Gillespie
Alex Haley
W.C. Handy
Langston Hughes
Judith Jamison
Mae C. Jemison
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Toni Morrison
Jesse Owens
Rosa Parks
Colin L. Powell
Wilma Rudolph
Dred Scott
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Booker T. Washington
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 3:46:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: May
Womens Heritage Month: March
Caribbean American Heritage Month: June
Italian-American Heritage Month: October
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November


Alvin Ailey
Maya Angelou
Louis Armstrong
James Baldwin
Ralph Bunche
George Washington Carver
Dorothy Dandridge
Miles Davis
Frederick Douglass
W.E.B. Du Bois
Duke Ellington
Ralph Ellison
Medgar Evers
Marcus Garvey
Dizzy Gillespie
Alex Haley
W.C. Handy
Langston Hughes
Judith Jamison
Mae C. Jemison
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Toni Morrison
Jesse Owens
Rosa Parks
Colin L. Powell
Wilma Rudolph
Dred Scott
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Booker T. Washington
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
U must be jivin about those month since I have never heard about them on Tv or on a calender.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 3:48:04 PM EST
We celebrate recognize them annually in the military and DOD.
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 5:43:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Since it is black history month, and I teach, can anyone name a person of any color other than white that has changed the world in a truly profound way? I was looking for some picks that aren't too trite.


Oliver Brown

Especially relevent since you teach...
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 7:24:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By bssrf4:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Since it is black history month, and I teach, can anyone name a person of any color other than white that has changed the world in a truly profound way? I was looking for some picks that aren't too trite.


Oliver Brown

Especially relevent since you teach...


Not bad, but that one is usually hit pretty well.
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 9:04:24 PM EST
One of my Hero's is George Washington Carver a true Scientist. He also had a heart after God.
Link Posted: 2/15/2007 1:54:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Since it is black history month, and I teach, can anyone name a person of any color other than white that has changed the world in a truly profound way? I was looking for some picks that aren't too trite.


Changed the World?
Ghengis Khan
Mohamed
Buddha
Bin Ladan
Mao
Ho chi Minh
The Pharaohs (not sure which one would be considered the most imporant.)
Süleyman I

Link Posted: 2/15/2007 5:54:03 PM EST
Well if you wanted to have someone that you can use that they will know know I would use Denzel Washington as a good actor out there. Plays a damn good Military man in a movie. um I would also go with George Washington Caver as well since I am in the medical field. I hope this helps

also there is a good moth finally for some of us also you just don't see it on the calendar http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/02/20060224-8.html
Go Bush!
Link Posted: 2/16/2007 8:07:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Jesus maybe? He was supposedly Armenian, that's not caucasian I think.

Chinese? All of them I guess.



Armenia seems to be one of the most "caucasian" places there is.

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Kolka/Images/terra_caucasus_13jun01.jpg



Link Posted: 2/20/2007 10:25:30 AM EST
When Norwegian settlers first came to Minnesota they brought with them the rich traditions of their homeland. One of those traditions was to dedicate the month of February to the study of Black Cats, thus February became Black Cat History Month.

Of course when Political Correctness reared it's ugly head during the Clinton Administration the descendants of those early settlers were forced to drop the word Cat from Black Cat history month so as not to offend Black Labrador Retrievers and that left us with just plain old Black History month.

However, Black Cat History month is still an honored tradition in Norway and February festivities continue unabated just as they have since the time of the Vikings.

Black Cat History Month
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 2:54:37 AM EST
Charles Richard Drew, a famous African-American scientist, made significant contributions to our society and the world. He researched the preservation of blood, blood chemistry, and blood plasma. He was born on June 3, 1904, and died on April 1, 1950.

Hope this helps.


Link Posted: 2/21/2007 3:16:02 AM EST

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X

Two great, standup men...my ass.

What exactly did MLK do? I suppose he talked the talk but what did he really accomplish? Other than the extramarital affairs and probably other impropriety? One thing I don't like about Reagan is his making MLK Day. WTF? You can't go to any major city in this country without seeing a damned MLK street.

Let's see, Malcolm was a thief, druggie, racketeer, militant douche bag.

Fuck black history month.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 3:25:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:24:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
What kills me is that there is no other history months for other racisis. How about Asian history month or Spanish history month even cracker history month??????? So political correct the USofA is today.

Spanish, Mexican and Hispanic history is much more relevant to the US, and my home state, Than black history will ever be.
But there is not a MONTH for them.

Actually, IIRC, September is Spanish/Hispanic History Month.

Not recognized nationally/federally like BHM, though.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:26:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By bradleyc:

Originally Posted By phantomghost:
Well ive been sitting here thinking and cant think of one. Wait, Nelson Mandla does he count?

No. Although he is ethnically African-American, he is not an American and doesn't really have anything to do with US history.

"African-American" isnt an ethnicity.

It is here in the States.
Link Posted: 2/21/2007 11:30:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By 91stsps:
Sorry, I am drawing a blank. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute, Al Sharpton!!!!

As far as Reverands go, I much prefer Rev. Jesse Lee Peters.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:48:21 AM EST
didn't a black invent crack cocaine?

What about blunts?

I'm pretty sure that they invented gangster rap.
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