Feb is Black History / March is....

March Maddness. It is a good segue to baseball. Lord only knows I am having football w/drawls. I don't even follow b-ball until now.
There are not enough months to satisfy all of you narrow minded pencil neck eeecks. Git over it and let it go. There will never be "One legged Oriental Midget Day" because my great-great-great-great grandfather (once removed) worked for the Union Pacific.
Look at it this way...Anything we can do to make the most disadvantaged amonst us feel good about themselves, see some light at the end of the tunnel that doesn't involve making music (rap?), thinking they will be the golden sports dude, etc. AND be more like a scientist, a philosopher, a teacher, a poet AND (as the Obama-man says), It's OK to read a book. Embrace the positive.
Let the games begin..as Dawg, I gage but FLA is looking strong.

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Submitted by Davids mom on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 9:08am.

As a grandmother and great-grandmother, I remember when the only history that I learned about African Americans was in church and on my mother's knee. For the first twenty years of my life, without the input of family and church, I would have thought that Blacks were not a part of American history. In my history book, Crispus Attacks was portrayed as a 'pencil figure' - with no racial identity. As an educator teaching Black History to young Americans of Asian and Hispanic decent, I was asked, "What were our ancestors doing during this period of history?" I see the day coming when American history will include the contributions of ALL Americans. In the past - our history was taught as if only 'whites' contributed. So please my fellow Americans, be patient. Circumstances will soon make it imperative that we acknowledge all citizens as Americans, regardless of their color or gender or religion. . . .and our history will tell the truth about all who contributed to this great nation. . . .with no need for 'special months'.

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Submitted by Indocumentado on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 9:46pm.

Even so, I'd like to propose that we make October the month dedicated to the Hispanic heritage. Columbus encountered the new world on 12 October 1492 at the command of 3 Spanish ships and that started the move of he Hispanic heritage to the New Spain and continent. There are almost 40 million Hispanics in the U.S., a sizable community that grows stronger everyday and one that contributes its values of hard work, family and cultural diversity (not all Hispanics are Mexican --- just a clarification for the ignorants who do not recognize that there is a whole continent south of the border).

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Submitted by gelato on Tue, 03/06/2007 - 9:15am.

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th until October 15th. When Steve Brown was mayor there used to be a fabulous celebration for this event at the park behind the library. One year, they even had a salsa band. But since Hal has taken office, he doesn't give a hoot about people...just TDK! You are absolutely right, there are many Cubans, Guatemalans, Colombians, etc. in our community - but many assume everyone is Mexican. My neighbor had her purse snatched in Morrow, and she automatically assumed it was a Hispanic man. She had to eat crow, because once he was apprehended, she learned that he was Filipino...same color skin as a Mexican, and the name was Spanish. We cannot live assuming and judging people. My heritage is from Northern Italy, and so we are fair with light eyes. But a person from Sicily or Naples can easily look Hispanic. Our eyes can deceive us, let not our hearts make judgement.

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