26 February 2010

Wal-Mart - Tupac or Military documentary for Black History month?

Black History Month apparently is best honored by showcasing a Tupac documentary instead of one on the history of African Americans in the military. At least that's what Wal-Mart thinks. I understand that they're trying to run a business, but couldn't they at least attempt to give people an opportunity to see a meaningful lesson in history, rather than promote what would probably sell anyway? Not that there isn't anything interesting in the Tupac documentary, but Black History started way before him. Way, way, WAY before him. I suppose it can be argued that corporations don't have any responsibility to educate it's customers on anything other than the most recent sales, but I would think that they would also show some respect to the portion of their customer base that cares to learn about history.

In any event, I can't wait for all the Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies to show up during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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