Moving beyond bipolarity - da meeja, favoritism, fairness and equality

Posted by Eric Brightwell, February 17, 2010 11:25am | Post a Comment
Just a little pie chart to ponder... First, the demographic percentages of the US's major minority populations:

US demographics 

...versus the google results for their respective national, month-long cultural observances.

Cultural observance month google results

...which suggests that, as I assumed, Black History Month is far more of a concern than Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Month. Black History Month is all good, but why not recognize the rest? And, although not a minority, Women's History Month deserves some recognition too... as does Gay Pride Month. This year of the tiger, resolve to move beyond bipolarity! 


Black History Month began in 1893 as Colored American Day.

Women's History Month began in 1911 as International Women's Day.

Native American Heritage Month began in 1915 as American Indian Day.

Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month began in 1978 as Asian American Heritage Week.

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