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Some Thoughts on 'The American Heritage/History Months'

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  • AllPeople Gifts
    . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A few thoughts on the proudly celebrated AMERICAN HERITAGE / HISTORY MONTHS : . It seems very interesting to me that ...
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      A few thoughts on the proudly celebrated
      'AMERICAN HERITAGE / HISTORY MONTHS':

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      It seems very "interesting" to me that ...

      *White History Month=October
      *Latino History Month=September-October
      *Asian/Pacific Heritage Month =May
      *Native American Month=November
      *Mixed-Race Heritage Month=May & November

      *Jewish Heritage Month=May
      *Polish Heritage Month=May
      *Lithuanian Heritage Month=March
      *Italian Heritage Month=May
      *Irish Heritage Month=March
      *etc. and so on

      (as, EVERY single group found in the United
      States is allowed to have it's own designation
      of an 'AMERICAN HERITAGE / HISTORY MONTH'
      ... none of which are government-sponsored -- as,
      it is up to each group to plan, organize and market
      the events held for their own heritage celebration.)

      ... AND YET, the only 'AMERICAN HERITAGE /
      HISTORY MONTH' that some people ever seem
      to "complain" about is the one that Celebrates
      and Accentuates all of the very many 'Positive'
      things about the histories and heritages of the
      'Black' people that are found in the United States.

      The Month that was selected for a time of celebration
      for the people who are of any part-Black lineage is
      that of February (which is BOTH the shortest Month
      of the year AND is also one that 'shared' with and for
      many other Cultural, Ethnic and Other types of events).

      The whole PURPOSE OF each of the 'AMERICAN HERITAGE
      / HISTORY MONTHS' is simply to allow the people of the
      nation to have the opportunity to KNOW more about all
      of the many groups that have formed together to help
      to create the United States of America AND to also
      allow each group the chance to BOTH CELEBRATE
      its’ own contribution to the history AND heritage
      of American and to INVITE others to JOIN IN
      with them ON the events that they plan for it.

      What those certain individuals who complain about
      "ALL AMERICAN" Events such as the "HERITAGE
      / HISTORY MONTHS" that are celebrated within
      the United States (especially those who "single
      out" the 'Black History Month' celebration) don't
      seem to understand are the following facts ...

      Most people are very PROUD of their heritage
      (and also that of any other American group)
      and they simply just WANT TO SHARE it with
      others AND let others join in with them as they
      CELEBRATE the contribution that their people
      have made to both American and world history .

      Contrary to a very popular misconception -- the
      nation's "HERITAGE / HISTORY MONTHS' do NOT
      exist in order for any group to 1) complain about
      past sufferings; 2) air grievances about society;
      3) make other groups "feel guilty"; or 4) proclaim
      one's own group as being "superior" or "better".

      THEY ARE SIMPLY MONTHS WHEREIN the PEOPLE
      who are of any given "racial"; 'cultural' and / or
      'ethnic' categorization are encouraged to SHARE
      the history of THEIR achievements and HERITAGE
      with others AND to also encourage others to LEARN
      ABOUT AND JOIN IN on THE CELEBRATIONS OF what
      their specific group has contributed to the American
      culture and history -- so that everyone then has
      the opportunity to both witness and understand
      just exactly WHO & WHAT AMERICA IS MADE OF.

      If one comes from a given group that they just
      happen to know anything POSITIVE about --
      it would seem only rational that they, AS A
      PROUD AMERICAN, would want to and also
      be willing to SHARE these facts WITH OTHER
      AMERICANS --  SO that EVERYONE CAN then
      have the opportunity to SEE & understand 'all'
      of WHAT MAKES THE NATION so very GREAT.

      Just a thought.

      Thank you for your time and I hope
      you enjoyed reading this information.

      Please also have a great day! =D

      Sincerely,

      -- AllPeople ("AP") Gifts,
      Founder / Moderator of
      the
      Generation-Mixed;
      MGM-Mixed; &
      FGM-Mixed Online Communities
      (email address: soaptalk@...)
      2010 �, ARR


      [Note:

      For the record ... the newest (perhaps more "PC" ?)
      term for 'WHITE HISTORY MONTH' that is currently
      being used by certain organizations IS that
      of "EUROPEAN-AMERICAN
      " HISTORY MONTH'
      AND IT IS still held each and every OCTOBER.]

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