Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blacks Get Black History Month, But Whites...

Can't have White History Month?
Neighbors Outraged Over ‘White History Month’ Sign In Flemington Deli Window

"FLEMINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A sign in a store window is stirring up racial tension in Flemington, New Jersey.

As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, the sign in the window of Jimbo’s Deli on Main Street says “Celebrate your white heritage in March. White History Month.”

“The ‘white’ had a cross. It was a cross ‘t,’ which is used by the Klu Klux Klan as a symbol, right,” said Bhakti Curtis.

Curtis, a bi-racial neighbor, said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. He confronted the owner, Jim Boggess.

“He didn’t have a clue why I was offended and then why other people would be upset about it neither,” he said."
Well, if I'm offended that there is a Black History Month, what will they do about that? It turns out that being offended has no bearing on actual Human Rights. And it also turns out that the store's neighbors are racist bigots who can't stand free speech. Further, they are religious bigots, claiming that a cross - the symbol of Christianity - is a racial symbol (there are plenty of blacks who worship under a cross). But they are free to shop somewhere else; I wouldn't particularly care for racial/religious bigots shopping in my store, if I had a store (I don't).

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