Friday, March 09, 2007

Human History Month...A Good Idea?

Over the month of February, I got to thinking a lot about Black History month, and it kinda started to piss me off. Where's white history month? Or better yet, human history month, where everyone studies their own history and learns more about their past. I thought this was a good idea. Then I started to think about why in the world we have to have these divisions amongst "race" anyway. Aren't we all a part of the human race? So, from now on, I'm not going to call myself, white, or you black/Asian/latin american etc. From now on, we are all of the human race. I'm going to mark 'other' on applications where it asks race from now on and write in human. I want to see Black History Month changed to Human History Month. I will not call myself a white man, and I will frown upon anyone distinguishing themselves in this way.
Do we really want to remain divided over something as stupid as where our ancestors were born? Lack of unity has caused the fall of many a great world superpower. Will race be the cause of our division?
I think that all humans need to unite under something, and this is the one thing we all have in common. We are all human, top of the food chain, opposable thumbs, able to conquer any terrain the world has to offer. I say we ditch racial pride, gay pride, white power, and all these worthless things to unite under something much bigger. Anyone want to start a human pride day with me and march in a human pride parade?

1 comment:

  1. I think the point is that every month for the last 6,000 years has been white male month. Black history, etc. is just an attempt to get us to learn more about other cultures living around us.

    Nevertheless, because I am a bastard at heart, I love your idea of marking your race as "human". I think I might start doing that.