Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

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Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby DamianaRaven » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 am

I'd like to. I don't even know if we have any black members but whether we do or not, their culture and history should be GREATLY admired and celebrated! It would be easy to focus on and venerate the historical figures: Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass, and so on... but they're all dead and as such, have little use for our admiration. I'd rather talk about the living black people who have had a positive impact on my life.

Let's start with the obvious: Barack Hussein Obama II. He is easily one of the most amazing men I've seen, black OR white. When he first got elected, I prayed for him every day. "Please God, don't let some racist jackass assassinate this brave man." His willingness (and ability) to be the first black leader of one of the most racist countries in the world will NEVER fail to humble my arrogant ass. I have more than my fair share of courage, but all of that is EASILY exceeded by whatever bravery exists in Mr. Obama's pinky toe!

Courage aside, he is by far my favorite President ever, trailed distantly by Mr. Clinton. I could go on and on about his humility and sense of humor and intelligence but instead, let's be crude. He's also (in my opinion) the handsomest man to ever take office. I literally cannot see him smile without feeling a little bit of joy in my heart. That goofy, big-eared grin just melts my heart. Every. Fucking. Time. Then there's the incomparable marriage between him and Mrs. Obama. No President has ever looked at his First Lady the way he looks at her... and by all appearances, she truly deserves it! Plus, she will fucking cut you if you try to take her man! I would NOT want to be thrown to the mat with that woman - she would kick my ass!

I am so proud to say that he's the first President I ever really voted for. Before him, I just wrote snarky shit in the write-in blank. He showed me what courage really is, and taught me that my own is (falsely) bolstered by a metric fuckton of White Privilege. In any case, he is the person who most makes me think of the importance of Black History. Thank God for Barack Hussein Obama II!

I had another contemporary black role model to talk about, but I'll save her to bring up later if she isn't mentioned. In the meantime, tell me about what black person (modern or historical) that you admire and why. Also, we can talk about why we call them "black" people when clearly their skin is brown. On the other side of the coin, my skin isn't white either. The late great Carlin suggested that it's all a semantic mind-fuck. You can't divide a population by calling them peach and brown. You have to make them feel like opposites and what better way to do that than label them "black" and "white"?

Speaking of which, I miss Michael Jackson:
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby Krashlia » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:47 am

I don't really know how to do that or what to do.
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby DamianaRaven » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:48 am

Just pick a black person you like and talk about why you like them. If it helps, I was planning to do Oprah next.
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby Windy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 am

If we're from a country that doesn't have a history of oppressing black people do we still have to join in on your anglo-centric self flaggelation?
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby Ladki96 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:19 am

yeah, we don't have anything like this here :) Sorry, nothing against you Damiana, this is a nice thought! But not seeing the point here? TCS is global, na? We can celebrate all cultures round the year here, across the forum without needing to put any singular one in the spotlight and with its own thread, I should think ^^ posting pictures of ourselves in traditional attire, Halloween costumes, etc, wishing happy independence/christmas/hannukah/thanksgiving/diwali/stuff
threads, detailing what you did in those holidays in 'things are good' thread and what not, posting nice different genres of music, I don't know, just a thought =) sorry if I'm (most probably) being ignorant again :P

EDIT: for the people you admire/role model thing, perhaps we could create a general overall thread in news section - "Why I like this guy", or here if you wish to include non-famous people also, and people could post to it regularly and it will all be in one place, nice and tidy. And you could add in when you feel like praising some black people ^^
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby DamianaRaven » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:25 am

Windy wrote:If we're from a country that doesn't have a history of oppressing black people do we still have to join in on your anglo-centric self flaggelation?


No, but that would entail telling me where you're actually from. As we've already established, your personal details are off limits. That means we don't have to think of you as anything but a poorly-written NPC. As such, I don't have to consider your feelings as if you were legitimately human. Shut up and go away.
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby Ladki96 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:30 am

That's not very nice :< windy doesn't need to go anywhere, and I don't think we need to know personal details to think of a human being as a human being. I think of Windy as human. Let's all just calm and get back to topic ok? ^^ {{Damiana}} :)
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby DamianaRaven » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 am

Of course. I'm glad we've established that Windy's needs, desires and dignity should be discussed in a thread about black people!
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Re: Do we celebrate Black History Month on TCS?

Postby Typical Michael » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 am

Thread is being locked. Bringing up past personal issues and telling a user to "shut up and go away" is not conducive to a productive discussion and won't be tolerated.
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