Skip to main content

References and Learning Tools

It may or may not be common knowledge by now that on my back burner of things to do is the complete removal of Andrew Jackson from U.S. currency. I say "backburner" because right when my effort managed to gather steam last March, the "immigration protests" hit. That was the first of many incidents that would clearly take priority over my cause. I currently am waiting to calmer times so that Congress might be slightly more attentive.

But on to the point. . .

I stumbled across this web article the other day entitled "How to Celebrate Andrew Jackson Day". Thinking it to be a joke that someone would celebrate one of the most prominent racist and genocidal maniacs in American History, I read through this article. As it turns out, Tennessee celebrates "Andrew Jackson Day" on March 15 every year. What buffoonery is this? That was the question I kept asking myself.
Now, I hate to preach to you but I'll just come right out and tell you again that Andrew Jackson was a racist and genocidal maniac. Some "Fun Facts" are that he personally was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Native Americans. His beliefs and mentality also led to these United States of America claiming many thousands more natives through disease and through murder. If I may entertain you with some of Andrew Jackson's words, here is a quote taken from his Fifth Annual Message to Congress, "They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and superior race, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear." Personally, I want to know why Tenessee has failed to proclaim a holiday honoring Adolf Hitler.

I sent an email to "eHow.com", the host of the article. This is the email that I sent:

I was just browsing your website and I came upon an article entitled "How to Celebrate Andrew Jackson Day". I thought it was quite funny the things mentioned to celebrate a slave owner and racist mass murderer. Your "eHow Holidays & Celebrations Editor" should do his or her research before putting up junk like this. I'd like to leave you with this quote by Mr. Jackson, made about the Native Americans- "They have neither the intelligence, the industry, the moral habits, nor the desire of improvement which are essential to any change in their condition. Established in the midst of another and superior race, they must necessarily yield to the force of circumstances and ere long disappear."

This is the response I received:

Thank you for visiting out site, and providing us with some feedback. Readers may have their personal views and opinions in regards to our content, but eHow in no way is intentionally trying to offend any specific group. These articles we have on our site are mere references and learning tools. Thank you.

I like to think that "mere references and learning tools" don't blindly add to ignorance.


For more than half of my life, I have not known the real history of my country. I had to find that that information myself through buying and borrowing books. I had to find much that information in all corners of the internet. I encourage you all to research the aforementioned topic and others. There are countless resources awaiting you, online and off. One I can always recommend is "wikipedia.org".

Here is a link to the "eHow.com" article: http://www.ehow.com/how_10190_celebrate-andrew-jackson.html

(You do not have to be a member of Blogger to comment. Choose 'other' or 'anonymous' when your identification is asked for.)

Comments

  1. I cannot help but think that Jackson, this “racist and genocidal maniac”, shares the same crazed, hollow eyes of another president. Our current racist and genocidal resident of the White House ~ with his legacy of Katrina, Iraq and, not to mention, his passion for torture.

    ReplyDelete
  2. When you put it like that, the resemblance is uncanny. . .

    ReplyDelete
  3. I HATE ANDREW JACKSON AND HIS TRAIL OF TEARS! HmmmPH.

    I recommend Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    by James W. Loewen.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

4 Reasons Why BET Is An Embarrassment To Black People

1. BET(Black Entertainment Television) did not air Coretta Scott King’s funeral on it’s station. BET claimed it wanted to offer viewers a different kind of experience by posting a live webcast on it’s website of the funeral where viewers could access it "at work, at home, traveling,[and] at school". Likewise, the four major networks; NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX all broadcast their own live webcasts on their respective websites. But these stations as well broadcast the funeral on television. C-SPAN and CNN also aired the funeral live.

This reason alone proves that BET is the epitome of trash on television. And not to equate the struggle of blacks with Coretta Scott King, but there would be no BET without her. BET felt that viewers would prefer to watch women shaking their rumps in music videos rather than some funeral for a beloved civil rights leader.
2. BET is not black entertainment television. It does not represent the views and ideals of the millions of Blacks in the United St…

Revolving Door In Africa: Prevention vs Treatment

I was perusing the Washington Post one Tuesday afternoon-I came upon an article entitled "Best Kept Secret For HIV Free Africa". The article discusses how U.S funding for birth control has been decreased in Africa, and how antiretrovial drugs are the main treatment and initiative for HIV infected Africa. The article continues to emphasize that science and research proves that birth control is more effective, but unfortunately, the U.S Government has decided that antiretrovial drugs will continue to be the focal point in the struggle to help developing nations in Africa. For those who dont know, Antiretrovial drugs are medications for the treatment of HIV. I would like to emphasize the word treatment. Antiretrovial drugs help to slow the HIV virus from entering different cells in the human body. Basically, the person continues to have the virus, it just takes the virus longer to spread through the body. Some may consider it to prolongate sickness and death-But that is just op…

The Light Skin Complex

Anybody who knows me well, or well enough for that matter, knows I was going to write about this at some point...smh...
Why do Dark Skinned Black people hating on Light Skinned Black people? Without Frederick Douglass, we would probably still be slaves. Without Jesse Jackson, helping out MLK jr,, White people would probably ignored him. Without Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas wouldn't be Judge now. Now we got Obama as President... and you know eventually we will have a dark skinned African American President. Bush looked at Colin Powell, made him Secretary of State, then gave Condi Rice a chance. See... Dark Skinned Black people should be grateful that we Light Skinned Black people are making their life easier...Agree?” - Yahoo Answers Poster
I have grown to accept that many African-Americans don't have a genuine desire to learn or embrace their history and heritage. I have become accustom to one's “Blackness” in America being more so defined by their clothes and vernacu…