Saturday, 27 February 2010

Black History Month? What about a WHITE HISTORY MONTH?

Take a look at this crap from the Guardian...

We write to protest at the slashing of funds for Black History Month by the London mayor (Boris Johnson criticised over slashing funding, 17 February).

In 2009 Boris Johnson praised BHM for its vital work in educating people about the "historical role and the huge contribution of African and Caribbean communities to the capital".

So why is he now cutting its funding to the bone? It is particularly ironic that this occurs in the run-up to the Olympics, with the GLA busy marketing London as a great world city.

We ask the mayor to immediately reverse this ill-judged decision and to restore BHM's funding.

Professor Barbara Taylor (Raphael Samuel History Centre, University of East London)
Dr Matt Cook (Raphael Samuel History Centre, Birkbeck, University of London)
Prof Stuart Hall (Emeritus, Open University)
Sarah Waters (writer)
Prof Catherine Hall (University College London)
Prof Alun Howkins (University of Sussex)
Prof Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London)
Prof Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary University of London)
Prof Jane Caplan (Oxford)
Prof Norma Clarke (Kingston University)
Prof Matt Innes (Birkbeck, University of London)Dr David Feldman (Birkbeck, University of London)
Prof John Arnold (Birkbeck, University of London)
Prof Lynne Segal (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Anne Summers (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Caroline Humfres (Birkbeck, University of London)
Prof Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Sean Brady (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Serafina Cuomo (Birkbeck, University of London)
Alex Potts (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Professor Andrew Hemingway (University College London)
Dr Steve Edwards (Open University)
Dr Gail Day (University of Leeds)

Seeing as our universities and schools are trying to phase out British history and it’s not politically correct to be proud to be white, why the hell should there be a Black History Month?

Someone call the EHRC.

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