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Old 02-29-2012, 02:28 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Obviously, African-Americans aren't the only people who have had it rough. Maybe it's just because I live in America, but it seems like African-Americans have such a spotlight on their past, and everyone is supposed to sympathize with them so much. What about Jews? I don't see as much attention given to their peoples tragic past.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #72 (permalink)
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What about Jews? I don't see as much attention given to their peoples tragic past.
Dude, are you kidding me? Type "movies about" into google and the first history-related search option it suggests is "movies about the holocaust".
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Obviously, African-Americans aren't the only people who have had it rough. Maybe it's just because I live in America, but it seems like African-Americans have such a spotlight on their past, and everyone is supposed to sympathize with them so much. What about Jews? I don't see as much attention given to their peoples tragic past.
I don't agree with that.

What I will say though is that African Americans seem more prone to constantly bringing up their past suffering while Jews don't feel the need to remind people of it every 10 minutes. Just an observation I've made, and it kind of lessens my sympathy when they're always acting the victim, as if they've gone through anything near what their ancestors had to.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #74 (permalink)
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There is no Jewish History month, I will say that.

However Jews, in general, have enjoyed basic civil rights for a much longer period of time.

Apartheid ended in the 90's?
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Obviously, African-Americans aren't the only people who have had it rough. Maybe it's just because I live in America, but it seems like African-Americans have such a spotlight on their past, and everyone is supposed to sympathize with them so much. What about Jews? I don't see as much attention given to their peoples tragic past.
Their tragic historic plight is probably the most chronicled in the history of mankind. From biblical times, to the pogroms of Eastern Europe and finally to the Holocaust, where the ultimate aim was the annihilation of their race. So yes they've had a lot of attention.

If you want to pick a more modern race whose plight hasn't really been highlighted, races such as the Armenians and Kurds are much better examples.
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Yes there is: May.

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If you want to pick a more modern race whose plight hasn't really been highlighted, races such as the Armenians and Kurds are much better examples.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #77 (permalink)
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A holocaust that went unnoticed by the world and has only recently been much more publicized.

Armenian Genocide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

......and has for the Kurds no oil there and no really influential Kurds in the world, so nobody really cares about their plight.
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My thoughts exactly.
I, and a lot of other people I'm willing to bet, had never even heard of that history month before.

At my high school, I remember each February our English class would read something like Uncle Tom's Cabin or another book like that and the halls would be adorned with posters of inspirational blacks and our teachers would always dedicate a good portion of our class to discussing it.

We need to stop acting like we're indebted to black people for something we're as responsible for as the other blacks of this generation. I really don't see it as solving anything.

Learning the history is the extent of it IMO.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #79 (permalink)
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I, and a lot of other people I'm willing to bet, had never even heard of that history month before.

At my high school, I remember each February our English class would read something like Uncle Tom's Cabin or another book like that and the halls would be adorned with posters of inspirational blacks and our teachers would always dedicate a good portion of our class to discussing it.
Is it really surprising that the month dedicated to 12.6% of the population would receive more attention in this country than the month dedicated to 1.7% of the population?
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man i need to steer out of this section
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