Why did the class get mad when I did a project about black inventors?

Okay so I did a final project the other day! So here is the list I gave for my power point

Portable Air Conditioning Unit designed to air-cool unit for trucks carrying perishable food, Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949

Almanac Benjamin Banneker Approx. 1791

Auto Cut-Off Switch Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839

Auto Fishing Devise G. Cook May 30, 1899

Automatic Gear Shift Richard Spikes February 28, 1932

Baby Buggy W. H. Richardson June 18, 1899

Bicycle Frame L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899

Biscuit Cutter A.P. Ashbourne November 30, 1875

Blood Plasma Bag Charles Drew Approx. 1945

Cellular Phone Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971

Chamber Commode T. Elkins January 3, 1897

Clothes Dryer G.T. Sampson June 6, 1862

Curtain Rod S.R. Scratton November 30, 1889

Curtain Rod Support William S. Grant August 4, 1896

Door Stop O. Dorsey December 10, 1878

Dust Pan Lawrence P. Ray August 3, 1897

Egg Beater Willie Johnson February 5, 1884

Electric Lampbulb Lewis Latimer March 21, 1882

Elevator Alexander Miles October 11, 1867

Eye Protector P. Johnson November 2, 1880

Fire Escape Ladder J.W. Winters May 7, 1878

Folding Bed L.C. Bailey July 18, 1899

Folding Chair Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889

Fountain Pen W.B. Purvis January 7, 1890

Furniture Caster O.A. Fisher 1878

Gas Mask Garrett Morgan October 13, 1914

Golf Tee T. Grant December 12, 1899

Guitar Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886

Hair Brush Lydia O. Newman November 15, 18--

Hand Stamp Walter B. Purvis February 27, 1883

Horse Shoe J. Ricks March 30, 1885

Ice Cream Scooper A.L. Cralle February 2, 1897

Improv. Sugar Making Norbet Rillieux December 10, 1846

Insect-Destroyer Gun A.C. Richard February 28, 1899

Ironing Board Sarah Boone December 30, 1887

Key Chain F.J. Loudin January 9, 1894

Lantern Michael c. Harvey August 19, 1884

Lawn Mower L.A. Burr May 19, 1889

Lemon Squeezer J. Thomas White December 8, 1893

Lock W.A. Martin July 23, 18--

Lubricating Cup Ellijah McCoy November 15, 1895

Lunch Pail James Robinson 1887

Mail Box Paul L. Downing October 27, 1891

Mop Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893

Motor Federick M. Jones June 27, 1939

Peanut Butter George Washington Carver 1896

Pencil Sharpener J.L. Love November 23, 1897

Record Player Arm Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819

Refrigerator J. Standard June 14, 1891

Riding Saddles W.D., Davis Ocotber 6, 1895

Rolling Pin John W. Reed 1864

Shampoo Headrest C.O. Bailiff October 11, 1898

Spark Plug Edmond Berger February 2, 1839

Stethoscope Imhotep Ancient Egypt

Stove T.A. Carrington July 25, 1876

Straightening Comb Madam C.J. Walker Approx. 1905

Street Sweeper Charles B. Brooks March 17, 1890

Phone Transmitter Granville T. Woods December 2, 1884

Thermostat Control Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960

Traffic Light Garrett Morgan November 20, 1923

Tricycle M.A. Cherry May 6, 1886

Typewriter Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885

And yes they were white but I did not want to think they were racist though! But I think they were...

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is not surprising. Racism against minorities is on a steep rise thanks to having a black president. Politics brings out the irrationality in people, and listening to people talk about politics in the US these days is like listening to 30 and 40 year olds bicker over petty stuff like little children.

    And it is without a doubt that peoples´ parents are speaking ill of minorities. I have heard a lot of talk about "minorities taking over" and "infesting the country" even amongst my otherwise open minded friends, and this filthy talk undoubtedly soils the minds of impressionable kids and turns them into a new generation of xenophobes.

    It is astounding, the things some people say to you as a minority. Listening to them talk about minorities often times is like listening to a Christian quote the Bible as proof that God exists. Then if you question the Bible, they will quote the Bible to prove the Bible´s legitimacy.

    I am actually starting to wonder if most of our population is, in fact, mentally ill, but because this particular form of mental retardation affects the majority of the population, it is accepted as "normal behavior", and therefore never questioned except by a few, who get berated for it.

  • 7 years ago

    People are going to always not like what they see if they do not understand it. So if it is important to you everyone else's opinion is very so much irrelevant lovey :) plus some people not all, just have a natural insect to be jealious if succes is not directly connect to them. So off with the jealious people because seriously they loose. I say if we are all celebrating I want to join the celebration not be on a corner waisting time judging.

  • Dawni0
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    I'm not sure. When I did a racial project for my English class, a lot of the white people in there got a little snappy. I don't know why. Maybe it's a guilt thing.

  • 7 years ago

    Quite a long list you've got there...

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