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house Bill H. Res. 134

Expressing Support for Black History Month & Recognizing African-American Medal of Honor Recipients

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The House should express support for the goals and ideals of Black History Month and recognize the heroism of the 88 African-Americans Medal of Honor recipients — it’s a quick, simple, and meaningful gesture.

OlderNWiser's Opinion
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02/01/2018
While we need African American years—not just months— something is always better than nothing. Yes, these heroes should be celebrated and honored, but by someone other than the dictator- in- chief whose racism would make ceremony that should be heartfelt celebration of the dignity, courage, and honor he can’t imagine would be transformed to irony, which would be a shame. All honor to the heroes who survive racism and daily danger along with daily insults, as well as these 88.
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Jadon's Opinion
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02/01/2018
There are tons of unrecognized African Americans who deserve recognition. They deserve to be honored and marked. Racism still plagues the US, and sadly, there are still those in power who seem to remove their rights. He should honor these people, because it’s very long overdue.
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Sarah's Opinion
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02/01/2018
As we begin black history month, we should keep in mind not to limit ourselves to only reflect one month out of a year. On a daily basis we need to be educating, learning, and working together to make change happen. Being silent helps no one. We still have progress to make and barriers to break.
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While Black History Month is important to recognize and the heroism of the 88 African-American Medal of Honor recipients is abundantly clear, the House shouldn’t spend time on non-binding “feel good” legislation.

ldawg70's Opinion
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02/01/2018
I believe we have come to a point in American history that we can move forward without having to celebrate all of this diversity; celebrating Black history month, Hispanic history month, Asian history month. I believe we need to move on from this divisive rhetoric. It does not need to be done anymore. If we are all created equal and if we truly all want equality then we must stop this. Every MOH Recipient must be celebrated regardless of race!
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Bc's Opinion
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02/01/2018
Black History Month needs to fade away. We are ALL Americans. This is racist and divisive. Offer Medals of Honor throughout the year as warranted. STOP RACISM.
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Andrew's Opinion
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02/01/2018
We have better things for our goverment to do than resolutions. We need a budget
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    While we need African American years—not just months— something is always better than nothing. Yes, these heroes should be celebrated and honored, but by someone other than the dictator- in- chief whose racism would make ceremony that should be heartfelt celebration of the dignity, courage, and honor he can’t imagine would be transformed to irony, which would be a shame. All honor to the heroes who survive racism and daily danger along with daily insults, as well as these 88.
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    I believe we have come to a point in American history that we can move forward without having to celebrate all of this diversity; celebrating Black history month, Hispanic history month, Asian history month. I believe we need to move on from this divisive rhetoric. It does not need to be done anymore. If we are all created equal and if we truly all want equality then we must stop this. Every MOH Recipient must be celebrated regardless of race!
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    There are tons of unrecognized African Americans who deserve recognition. They deserve to be honored and marked. Racism still plagues the US, and sadly, there are still those in power who seem to remove their rights. He should honor these people, because it’s very long overdue.
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    Black History Month needs to fade away. We are ALL Americans. This is racist and divisive. Offer Medals of Honor throughout the year as warranted. STOP RACISM.
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    As we begin black history month, we should keep in mind not to limit ourselves to only reflect one month out of a year. On a daily basis we need to be educating, learning, and working together to make change happen. Being silent helps no one. We still have progress to make and barriers to break.
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    We have better things for our goverment to do than resolutions. We need a budget
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    We have come nowhere near racial equality in this country. This is a step that needs to be taken.
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    How about just American Medal winners? They're not black, they're heroes!
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    Yes. Yes. Yes. I think it’d be great if we could extend this beyond our military, with Congress awarding contributions by African-Americans each year in Literature, Art, Science, Medicine, and Environmental Science.
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    E pluribus unum. If you study American history, you know that this means: “from the many one”. It does not matter where you came from, we are all Americans. Stop dividing us. The liberal progressives still want to divide and conquer.
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    I have no problem with this. This is something that doesn’t sidetrack from vitally important things that congress must take care of since this is one of those resolutions that are taken care of in a quick manner. And for those who say that Black slaveholders should be recognized, yes, there were some but their numbers are insignificant in reality and is meant as a distraction by those who more likely than not harbor some sort of racism/bigotry or just feel “victimized” for being White. Do I wish there was a Jewish recognition month? Yes but I realize that not everything is perfect and it doesn’t bother me that there isn’t one.
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    Rep Joyce Beatty: “Black history is American history. That is why, as people everywhere pause to reflect upon the storied history of African-Americans during Black History Month, it is our shared obligation to ensure the hard-won progress made in the fight for equality and equal opportunity is not lost, but rather strengthened...”
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    All American heroes should be recognized. This is so simalar to making a division. Black TV. Black awards. There is a discourse. There never has been a Month recognizing any other race in our American culture.
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    Absolutely! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
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    It's a great thing to support the many advances and accomplishments of our African American brothers and sister. But are we not all Americans? Where is a white American month? Please....
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    The idea of black history month only perpetuates racism.
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    Why do we keep pushing segregation.
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    We're all Americans. It's past time to dump this divisiveness and honor PEOPLE not classes or skin tones.
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    I strongly support the House in expressing a strong support for the goals and ideals of Black History Month and recognize the heroism of the 88 African-Americans Medal of Honor recipients — it’s a quick, simple, and meaningful gesture which should be done and supported by ALL members of the House, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.
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    Why not just recognize and celebrate these medal of honor recipients because they are AMERICANS? Why is everything in this country now viewed through a racial lens? I have absolutely nothing against Black History month. I would have hoped in my 62 years in this country, we would have been past this racial division and rhetoric.
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