To the editor:
White History is shoved down every student's mouth for almost 14 years of his life. We feel that it is very important for others to know the contribution of our race to this country.
If one is willing to do research at the patent office, one will find that some of the most widely used machines, etc., were patented by African-Americans. This list includes the washing machine, blood transfusions and elevators. The White House was designed by an African-American. There are people in this country that will not admit our contributions unless forced. They claim that we as a people are genetically inept (The Bell Curve), socially inept and an embarrassment to ourselves and our country.
Our history should be included in your history lessons daily, and it should be taught so that everyone knows that we built this country physically and contributed to it academically. We still are contributing.
To the editor:
Why is it that every morning when I pick up the newspaper, there's another article on how a black person is oppressed?
The UH newspaper has been consistent on this one, and for that I congratulate it. But this shit is getting old and boring.
I am a sophomore, and I've taken my history classes. I don't need to hear it every morning. To be honest, I really don't care about their struggle and how they've suffered.
Hell, everybody has a sad story to tell. I am a Native American, so I sure have a sad story, but I don't go around trying to make people feel sorry for me. At this point, nobody cares what happened to the blacks, just because everybody is sick of hearing it every February or every year. I never thought I would be so happy that it's March now.
I know readers of this will think I'm a racist, but maybe some people will start high-fiving, slapping hands and joining my celebration.
The point of this letter is not to be racist. But, I'm sick and tired of reading the same thing over and over again.
I know this won't be published, but maybe you'll start printing something interesting and worth reading.