I find this particularly offensive.and I really don’t give a shit who I piss off saying that. This sort of narrow minded attitude is what helps keep racism alive and well. Not every white person is responsible for slavery. Not every white person comes from a family whose ancestors owned slaves.My family, for one, hasn’t been in the US for more than two generations
Other races have suffered atrocities just as great as slavery starting with the Native Americans followed by the Jews. I have never had a Jewish person come up to me and expect me to apologize for the acts of my ancestors.
Black History Month is about celebrating your history and heritage not about throwing slavery in face of every white person because you assume we are all responsible. There isn’t a white person alive who isn’t aware that slavery happened. We are very well aware of it. We are taught about it in school. We have it shoved down our throats with bullshit like this. I will not be made to feel guilty about it because my family, my ancestors had nothing to do with it.
It’s time to get rid of this myopic view of all white people. Blaming every one of us for slavery doesn’t help your case and makes you no better than the racist white people out there.
This is why I hate Black History Month. I have to put up with this shit for an entire month.
Someone forgot to get their Starbucks this morning, or did you lose one of your Crocs? OK, FIRST OFF, this is SNL, this is not Cnn, this is not a Good Morning America segment or a portion from an old episode of Oprah. THIS IS SNL, A SATIRICAL SHOW. You know, one of those things that pokes fun at society?
But to continue on about your basicness, please don’t try to compare the slavery black people have been forced to endure with any other groups atrocities. I know your brain capacity may not allow you to move past my little pony and The Sims 3, but what black people have gone through is a unique experience which is STILL occurring to this day in different.
Who are you to say what Black History is about? Are you Dr. Martin Luther King, are you Oprah, are you Beyonce? Are you even black??
I think not.
Black History IS partially about reminding white people what they have done, so it won’t happen again. But if you look at the horrible balance of wealth and power in America………… you would clutch the pearls you got while you were thrift shopping. There are indeed white people who are not aware of slavery, there are EVEN white people who think it is a lie. People tend to forget parts of history that don’t affect them specifically.
No one cares if yo feel guilty. Have you felt the pain of 40 lashes against your back because you didn’t pick enough cotton in a day? Have you felt the blood trickel down your legs as you were raped by a group of dirty men while simultaneously being called nigger? Have you been called nigger? Have you felt the wet saliva of white men run down your face because people felt it was ok to dehumanize you because of your skin color? Have you seen 12 Years A Slave?
Do you realize how idiotic you sound saying you hate a month because of an snl skit?
I’m sure the “guilt you feel” isn’t the only reason why you hate Black History Month……
I long to be that eloquent. Im working on it lol.