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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A True Black History Month Quiz

February is Black History Month.

Why we still celebrate this in 2015, really God knows..  But we do and anyone with the courage to speak out otherwise is called most unsavory things by blacks and white guilters who want to shush others up..

So OK we will play along..

Let's see how much people really know about Blacks and their history:
1)  Some blacks today, particularly in the inner-cities believe they are owed reparations for slavery as if they themselves were held in bondage and owned as property.

In what year were Blacks emancipated?

A -- 1845
B -- 1863
C -- 1869
D -- 1883

Answer:   B -- 1863.   It has been 152 years since Lincoln freed the slaves.   Every person born a slave before the Civil War is dead.  Not a single white person alive has owned a slave or had a parent who did.

And yet the white guilt goes on and on..
2)  Blacks have been pretty uppity about the fact that they did not receive a single nomination in any acting or directing category at this year's Oscars even though 100% of all acting and directing categories at the NAACP Image Awards were filled by blacks (whites excluded)..

So who was the first Black person to win an Oscar?

A -- Denzel Washington
B -- Sidney Poitier
C -- Halle Berry
D -- Hattie McDaniel

Answer -- D   Hattie McDaniel won best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of 'Mammy' in 'Gone With the Wind' at the 1940 Oscars..

Blacks often complain they are ignored by the Motion Picture Academy yet one of them was honored with an Award 24 years before the Civil Rights Act was passed and 7 years before Jackie Robinson integrated baseball.
Interesting side note concerning the film and the power the NAACP had to alter and control an independent film's production:

Upon hearing of the planned film adaptation, the NAACP fought hard to require the film's producer and director to delete the word "nigger" from the script even though the word is used in the novel and to alter scenes that offended their sensibilities

Of particular concern was a scene from the novel in which black men attack Scarlett O'Hara, after which the Ku Klux Klan, are presented in a positive way by rescuing her**

** The post Civil War Klan was nothing like the modern Klan which was founded in the 1890s in the north (Illinois) -- it served as local police to protect lawless communities and both Catholics & Jewish people were welcome to join

Despite the fact it was a literary depiction of an historical act which often occurred in the Reconstruction South, producer David O. Selsnick caved in and the attack scene was altered to appease as well as 'nigger' being modified to 'darkie'
3)  During the 2000 Presidential Campaign, who criticized Al Gore's selection of Sen Joe Lieberman by stating the following:

"If we get a Jew person, then what I'm wondering is, I mean, what is this movement for, you know?... I think we need to be very suspicious of any kind of partnerships between the Jews at that kind of level because we know that their interest primarily has to do with money and these kind of things."

A -- Al Sharpton
B -- Jesse Jackson
C -- Julian Bond
D -- Lee Alcorn

Answer -- D     Lee Alcorn was President of the Dallas, TX branch of the NAACP.  Ultimately he was suspended but his views are representative of many blacks, especially those who believe in Islam...
4)  Which of the following former black mayors have been arrested and served time behind bars?

A -- James L. Usry- Mayor of Atlantic City, NJ.
B -- Sharpe James- Mayor of Newark, NJ.
C -- Marion Barry- Mayor of Washington, DC.
D -- Bill Campbell-Mayor of Atlanta, GA.
E -- Kwame Kilpatrick-Mayor of Detroit, Mi.
F -- Ray Nagin, Mayor of "Chocolate City" New Orleans, LA
G -- All of the Above

Answer:   Yes..  G..  All of them..

In 1989 Usry was arrested along with over a dozen officials for bribery, conspiracy, unlawful gifts and official misconduct. Usry pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds and performed 60 hours of community service. All other charges were dropped.

In 2008 James was convicted by a federal jury for rigging the sale of city real estate to his mistress, Tamika Riley. Riley then resold the properties netting hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit, James was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison and was released on April 6, 2010.
Barry was arrested multiple times as Mayor, most notably in 1990 when he videotaped in a sting operation smoking crack with his then girlfriend who was acting as an informant.

Campbell was indicted in 2004 on federal charges of racketeering, bribery and wire fraud after a five year federal investigation. He was convicted  on three counts of tax evasion and sentenced to 30 months in prison, a $6,000 fine, a years’ probation and had to pay back $60,000 in back taxes.

Kilpatrick’s term as mayor of Detroit was riddled with scandal. In 2013 Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 federal felony counts which included mail fraud, wire fraud and racketeering. He was sentenced to 28 years in prison

Nagin, the black "hero" Mayor during Hurricane Katrina was convicted on charges of accepting bribes from city contractors while in office.  He was found guilty by a federal jury on 20 of 21 criminal counts, including bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud.
5)  Last Question..  Who was Nat Turner?

A -- First black person to run for Governor of a US State
B -- Holder of over 100 invention patents
C -- Slave who killed over 60 white men, women and children
D -- First black person to play in NHL

Answer -- C

Leading as many as 70 slaves and 'free blacks' in August, 1831, the animals went house to house freeing slaves and savagely killing the white people they found without concern of age or gender of his victims.
Because the animals did not want to alert anyone to their presence as they carried out their attacks, they mainly used knives, hatchets, axes, and blunt instruments instead of firearms.

Thankfully, the insurrection was put down by Virginia militia within two days and Turner ultimately was found guilty, hung and his body flayed, beheaded and quartered.

And now after completing this Quiz you can say you know more about Black History than most others.