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 Jul 7 - 'White History Month' Float Stirs Controversy At July 4th Parade
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A small North Carolina town's Fourth of July parade was mired in controversy after a float touting "White History Month" drew a number of complaints from parade attendees.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that Hope Mills, N.C. parade included a float attached to a John Deere tractor, driven by local farmer Donnie Spell. The float included a large wagon filled with watermelons, and featured a sign that read "White History Month. Hug WTE PPL." A Confederate flag was also attached to the tractor.

"This should be over, all that stuff should be over," Hope Mills resident Suzanne Singletary told ABC11. "I don't understand why people are still living like this."

ABC11 reports that Spell applied for and received a permit to participate in the parade. However, according to town officials, Spell said the sign on his wagon would read "Watermelons for sale."

Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner told the Fayetteville Observer she had received a number of complaints about the float, and that the parade's board would review the float application process to prevent similar incidents in the future.

"I believe we've got to make sure we're sensitive to all people's feelings," she said
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Unread 07-07-2013, 01:07 PMJoined May 2009 - away - #2
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My neighbor owns a store in Hope Mills
I'ma holla at her like "happy white history month!"
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if you black and you live in the south, you losing. simple as that, got no reason to live around those ppl at this point.
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Who cares? They on that struggle float anyway. They lost
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Originally Posted by Lucky Lucas
if you black and you live in the south, you losing. simple as that, got no reason to live around those ppl at this point.

Be damned I let white folk keep me from living

Not having your OWN sh*t is "losing"
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that sounds about right for hope mills, hell all of nc like that, i don't know why folks act like they don't recognize the fu*kery
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Originally Posted by Avitos Way
Who cares? They on that struggle float anyway. They lost
Talking sh*t like the people with money give a fu*k about his redneck a.ss.
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*First of all i really dont care, but i feel as if they technically already have 11 damn months.
*Secondly, their history is filled with so much controversy idk what they will actually have to celebrate
*Finally, Black History month is a time period in which Black people can say against all odds, we overcame so much and "these leaders/people MLK etc..." helped us to obtain freedom.

SN: White people NEVER struggled or had to overcome ANYTHING as a group,culture, or race. EVERYTHING they have accomplished has been at the expense of others so personally i have no idea what they would like to celebrate. Would somebody like to inform me??? They say we learn something new everyday and this will be a excellent learning experience for me.
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Just going to end this thread quick.

Even though no official month for white people.
But ***** history month is okay.
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Originally Posted by ThursdayNit3
Just going to end this thread quick.

Even though no official month for white people.
But ***** history month is okay.
Huh?
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Originally Posted by tallulahmademe
*First of all i really dont care, but i feel as if they technically already have 11 damn months.
*Secondly, their history is filled with so much controversy idk what they will actually have to celebrate
*Finally, Black History month is a time period in which Black people can say against all odds, we overcame so much and "these leaders/people MLK etc..." helped us to obtain freedom.

SN: White people NEVER struggled or had to overcome ANYTHING as a group,culture, or race. EVERYTHING they have accomplished has been at the expense of others so personally i have no idea what they would like to celebrate. Would somebody like to inform me??? They say we learn something new everyday and this will be a excellent learning experience for me.
Give them month but without the editing and watch how fast they will want to stop it.
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Originally Posted by Socialconscious
Give them month but without the editing and watch how fast they will want to stop it.
Well its impossible for that to happen because we have EDUCATED BLACK AND HISPANIC PEOPLE now so if they did try to present an edited presentation, there would be so many people to shoot down their claims and present actual facts. I dont believe that they have learned that black people can read and write now. Not all of us receive government handouts or live in the hood. Still curious to know the various aspects in which they plan to celebrate tho. Somebody let me know please.
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Originally Posted by ThursdayNit3
Just going to end this thread quick.

Even though no official month for white people.
But ***** history month is okay.
The only reason that Black History Month, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, etc. exist in the first place is because those groups' contributions were consistently excluded from the text books and history classes. Also, white history is infused in every part of American society. Visit Washington, D.C. Hell, pull out your wallet and look whose face is on the currency. Turn on your TV.

I took some classes post-bachelors to try to earn my teaching certification. I wanted to become certified in social studies. The school required that I take both U.S. and European History. Why wasn't I required to take African history or another group? Because this society doesn't care about the history of non-European people; therefore, they don't feel that knowledge is necessary for me to be a history teacher in a public school, but European history is necessary, though...
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Originally Posted by tallulahmademe
Well its impossible for that to happen because we have EDUCATED BLACK AND HISPANIC PEOPLE now so if they did try to present an edited presentation, there would be so many people to shoot down their claims and present actual facts. I dont believe that they have learned that black people can read and write now. Not all of us receive government handouts or live in the hood. Still curious to know the various aspects in which they plan to celebrate tho. Somebody let me know please.
It's not really about/for us though. It's more for them. They white-washed PoC history. That is why white people swear all knowledge begun with them. They also think they invented any and everything when in truth those ideas were either stolen from PoC or not taught that a PoC invented it. But oh I know, white people always have no issues believing word of white mouth stereotypes, racism, and statistics but don't let some PoC present them with some facts. They want sources out the a.ss. They would be surprised to see who really receives the most government handouts.
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The ignorance in this thread
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Originally Posted by Cya Nerd
The ignorance in this thread
Well explain then, lone white man
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Originally Posted by tallulahmademe
Well explain then, lone white man
just ignore him. he's a racist troll like that other poster Rain. They both just say racist sh*t to start conflict. I'd tell you to look at his post history but Ronnie made that difficult with all these changes.
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yea most people don't understand..."white" history is being taught year round, so until history teaching is changed...there is a need for "black" history...otherwise it would be non-existent all together
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boxden got the most racist black population of all time..

"yall owe me because im black, you entitled cracka" attitudes..
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Originally Posted by cjd1994
boxden got the most racist black population of all time..

"yall owe me because im black, you entitled cracka" attitudes..
Where at in THIS thread did you see ANY one say what you just said?

This what you registered for huh? lol
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