Friday, February 14, 2014

Black History Month According To The Irish Savant

You remember how it was in school, when there was one kid who was a screw-up. He couldn't really help it, because that's the way he was put together. But the teacher was big on self-esteem, so whenever the kid managed to tie his shoes or sit at the right desk, she heaped praise on him to help him feel better and encourage him.  Black History Month and all the things that go with it are sort of like that. You've seen, I'm sure, those long lists of Black inventions — you can refresh your memory HERE. And the Irish Savant explains what it's all about, from his site HERE.

In honour of Black Histry Mumf

This site constantly ridicules the very  idea of  Black History Month, especially the claims made for black scientists.  Well, I have news for the bigots, to whom I present William Kamkwamba.
His breakthrough invention has lead to appearances on CNN, BBC, CNBC and even a fawning interview with Jon Stewart on the Today Show. He’s won a major book deal as the protagonist of ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” and been feted by climate change campaigners like Al Gore and business leaders the world over.

According to the BBC he’s even been invited to the “prestigious Technology Entertainment Design conference in Arusha, Tanzania”. (stop laughing at the back please!) They add “Mr Kamkwamba - who has been flown to conferences around the globe to recount his life-story - has the world at his feet” . One of the comments on the BBC (or was it CNN?) blog claimed‘conclusive proof at last that intelligence has no racial component’.

So now!  Check his dramatic story out on this post.

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