Jeopardy! Contestants Avoid Black History Like the Plague

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There are people who say that Americans are not very astute on the topic of Black History. But there are some who say that those who complain are just persistent whiners and race baiters who will find a problem with any issue in front of them.

But what do you say when the so-called smartest people on the planet avoid Black History Month questions like they are the plague?  This is what happened on the show Jeopardy! during a college panel that they had on the show.  Of course the episode was all-white, which is what you’re usually going to get, but that doesn’t mean that the contestants can’t be enlightened on matters of race.

According to Jezebel.com, there were these categories: “International Cinema Showcase,” “Weather Verbs,” and “Kiwi Fauna.”  The sixth category was “African American History.”

The players did all they could to avoid Black History, leaving the questions over to the side like the five year old who refuses to eat his green beans.  What’s saddest about this episode, which you can view below, is that it explains why you hear so many incidents of college students doing disrespectful things to African Americans, like hanging nooses in their fraternity houses or having parties in blackface.   It happens because even the brightest college students don’t know the first things about black history, mainly because their campuses never force them to learn it.

If black people were lined up on a show and asked to give answers to questions about white history, they’d nail them in a heart beat.  Black cultural competency has been a matter of survival to people of color since we arrived on slave ships.  So, we know more about white people than whites know about themselves.  But when the situation is reversed, the answer is basically, “who gives a sh*t?”

The two students from Oklahoma and Texas A&M might have an excuse, since racism there is so bad that you think you’ve gotten into a time machine. But the third student was from The University of Chicago.   There’s no excuse for that and it doesn’t say good things about their racially-biased curriculum.

Watch the video below.  Welcome to America:

 

 

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  1. Notice the Afrikan amerikkkan OURstory is LAST on the list!

    These racist yankees don’t know a da.m thang about OURstory, and they don’t give a da.m about it!

    THESE ARE SOME DUMB AZZ crackers. When will you negroids OVERstand this Truth!

    Black men and women invented EVERYTHANG on this planet.

    WAKE THE HE.LL UP!!!

  2. When they go to history class in the whole a chapter on black people on three pages in a 500 page book. So they don’t know a dam thing about us and they really care.

  3. Sankofa my people!! These dumb azz peckerwoods think they are the original people. I have them to know they just found a burial site in Spain of cavemen that according to their findings dates back to 7500 years ago and ” much darker skin” than noted in paintings and earlier findings. The researchers said that they are gonna have to change the paintings to reflect these facts. Last week they found a new smaller pyramid in Anuf Egypt that is older than the Great Sphinx!! We are the present, past and future in the space- time continuum!! Know Thyself. ..Hotep

  4. Yes, Black people! “Know thyself!”

  5. Maybe because few Blacks are smart enough to get on the show by taking a test. Ever think of that?

    • That’s a typical racist response you gave. When Blacks were encouraged to take the test to be on Jeopardy, it was in response to the show having only Whites on it. Since then, Blacks began to take the test and appear more and more on the show and WIN!

      As for Whites not knowing about Black history; they don’t want to know about the EVIL they have done to other human beings. They want to pretend to the world to be Christians with Christian values, which is a HUGE LIE!

  6. Oh really Mr.khazar boy? Let’s see, the woman that graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame last year was from Gary and she was black, Countless black Doctors I work with, and many Lawyers I know and have in my fam. I am a scientist and my wife also. Oh but thats right, Bush got into Yale because of his daddy yet Michelle and Barak were just lucky eh? GTFOOH and go back to the land of Ashkenaz(Germany)!! Tell ur buddy Dr. Ben Carson that he is not smart enough to his face and see what he says…Lol..Hotep

  7. The other problem here is that Whites know so little of their own history precisely because they evade the intersection between the two histories, because it excites their White guilt.

  8. Okay, I was prepared to watch the video to find none of the questions were answered correctly; clearly not the case. However, the contestants are lucky they only had the one catagory to challenge their knowledge… or there’d have been giving back half their winnings. I don’t watch this show because it does not portray enough diversity in their catagories. This is the first time I’ve seen a whole catagory dedicated to African-American history. Imagine if they did a show where ALL the catagories were based on the histories of non-European cultures. It would be interesting to watch and I doubt a whole lot of money won. H*e*l*l even the answer about Brazil was missed! That show would live up to its name if it really challenged the contestants outside their comfort zone.

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