Providers of Grandeur

by baldilocks Black History Month At Instapundit, Ed Driscoll points to a link illustrating the grandeur of flying as a passenger on the late Pan-Am Airlines and a commenter mentions the former grandeur of train travel. That got me to thinking about those who provided much of that grandeur: the Pullman Porters. As a young … Continue reading Providers of Grandeur

Flip-Flopper: Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 3)

by baldilocks Why White People Should Care Many persons believe that the history of black Americans is worthless—a belief which stems from three factors: 1) that much of widely-known African history and the history of Americans who are black consists of victimization: litany of failures, slavery, oppression, colonialism and perceived lack of innovation, 2) that … Continue reading Flip-Flopper: Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 3)

What You Think You Know

by baldilocks Sometimes it’s a letdown when you get a great idea for a blog post and you find that someone else has already done such a great job with the topic, that you feel you can’t possibly match it. Such was the case as I was thinking about how many accepted “facts” we hold … Continue reading What You Think You Know

Flip-Flopper: Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 2)

by baldilocks In the first part, I expressed my ambivalence toward Black History Month; here, I mean to make the case for its necessity. The Second Mind A few months back, a person at another blog asked this question:  how has America’s slave history affected present-day black Americans? The answer sits right in front of … Continue reading Flip-Flopper: Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 2)

Flip-Flopper: Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 1)

by baldilocks Here we are again in February--Black History Month, or whatever the more politically-correct designation is currently. I am of two minds on the observance of it. But, first, it is necessary to point to the history of Black History Month and to its creator, Carter G. Woodson: Carter G. Woodson was born in … Continue reading Flip-Flopper: Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 1)