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'White History' sign could prompt changes in Hope Mills parades
WRAL-TV ^ | July 6, 2013 | Bryan Mims and Michael Joyner

Posted on 07/07/2013 9:16:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Hope Mills, N.C. — Town officials are considering adopting tougher rules for participation in parades in Hope Mills after an entry in the Independence Day parade prompted complaints.

Farmer Donnie Spell, who has driven his tractor in the Hope Mills parade for years, tacked a sign saying "White History Month – Hug Wht Ppl" to a trailer filled with watermelons that he pulled down Main Street during Thursday's event.

Spell's tractor also featured a Confederate flag, which officials said he's flown before during the Independence Day parade.

His entry form for the parade lists only his antique tractors and a load of watermelons for sale.

"There was no mention of any type of signage," Town Manager John Ellis said. "At the lineup, our parks and recreation director saw it. The gentleman was asked to remove it. We thought it had been removed."

Spell couldn't be reached for comment Friday....

(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: northcarolina; politicalcorrectness
I don't understand why this kind of thing isn't a two-way street?
1 posted on 07/07/2013 9:16:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We thought all the white people had been removed”....


2 posted on 07/07/2013 9:21:35 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not a 2 way street because that’s not how political correctness works.

You are allowed to have black history month, Black Entertainment Television; blacks are allowed to say the N word without penalty, etc. It’s because whites are considered the oppressors and any minority is the oppressed. According to PC theology, the oppressed are allowed to say and do things which the oppressors are not allowed to say and do.


3 posted on 07/07/2013 9:29:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Hardraade

4 posted on 07/07/2013 9:32:08 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it
I forgot to add ... IT'S THE LAW and it sucks but the recent SC ruling may have changed that for N. Carolina.
5 posted on 07/07/2013 9:39:40 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The oppressed have become the oppressors.


6 posted on 07/07/2013 9:43:58 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes, according to the liberals you can only be a racist if you are a member of a superior race.
Go ponder that.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 9:45:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hardraade

“We thought all the white people had been removed”

That was “Whites Are History” month.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 9:47:12 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Critical race theory
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic discipline focused upon the application of critical theory,[1][2] a critical examination of society and culture, to the intersection of race, law, and power.[1][2] According to the UCLA School of Public Affairs:
CRT recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of the American society. The individual racist need not exist to note that institutional racism is pervasive in the dominant culture. This is the analytical lens that CRT uses in examining existing power structures. CRT identifies that these power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalization of people of color.[3]
Legal scholar Roy L. Brooks has defined CRT as “a collection of critical stances against the existing legal order from a race-based point of view,” and says
it focuses on the various ways in which the received tradition in law adversely affects people of color not as individuals but as a group. Thus, CRT attempts to analyze law and legal traditions through the history, contemporary experiences, and racial sensibilities of racial minorities in this country. The question always lurking in the background of CRT is this: What would the legal landscape look like today if people of color were the decision-makers?[4]
The movement is loosely unified by two common themes. First, CRT proposes that white supremacy and racial power are maintained over time, and in particular, that the law may play a role in this process. Second, CRT work has investigated the possibility of transforming the relationship between law and racial power, and more broadly, pursues a project of achieving racial emancipation and anti-subordination.[5]
Appearing in U.S. law schools in the mid- to late 1980s, critical race theory began as a reaction to critical legal studies.[6] Scholars like Derrick Bell applauded the focus of civil rights scholarship on race, but were deeply critical of civil rights scholars’ commitment to colorblindness and their focus on intentional discrimination, rather than a broader focus on the conditions of racial inequality.[7][8] Likewise, scholars like Patricia Williams, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, and Mari Matsuda embraced the focus on the reproduction of hierarchy in critical legal studies, but criticized CLS scholars for failing to focus on racial domination and on the particular sources of racial oppression.[9]
By 2002, over 20 US law schools and at least 3 foreign law schools offered critical race theory courses or classes which covered the issue centrally.[10] Critical race theory is taught and innovated in the fields of education, political science, women’s studies, ethnic studies, and American studies.[11]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory


9 posted on 07/07/2013 9:49:31 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: babyfreep

“Payback” is the plan, and it will happen if American Caucasians allow it.


10 posted on 07/07/2013 10:01:22 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next year he should have a “WHITE PRIDE” sign and a smaller

sign that says “If You Don’t Like It, Kiss My White Azz”


11 posted on 07/07/2013 10:08:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: babyfreep

Guy is lucky he’s not a South African farmer.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 10:08:12 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In reading some comments about this online, it seems most people are pitching a fit over the display of the CSA battle flag... seems like the easier target... afterall, the only acceptable flag anymore is a rainbow flag.

13 posted on 07/07/2013 10:17:58 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s illegal to be white.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 10:22:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s no such thing as White History - it’s just History. The various components of the Grievance Cartel like to concoct these alternate histories to Keep Guilt Alive for fundraising purposes. :)


15 posted on 07/07/2013 10:23:25 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Rodamala

Next, the only acceptable cross anymore will be a rainbow cross.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 10:27:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Free Speech?

Free Expression?

That’s racist.


17 posted on 07/08/2013 1:09:39 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: nathanbedford

“The question always lurking in the background of CRT is this: What would the legal landscape look like today if people of color were the decision-makers?”

What am I missing? Has this person never heard of Chicago, Detroit, Newark, etc? That’s what the legal landscape looks like. Courts and jails filled to overflowing because of lawlessness. Filth everwhere because of the lack of respect for others property. Drugs, murder, prostitution rampant because of lack of discipline. That’s the black legal landscape and this idiot would realize this if they weren’t educated in California.


18 posted on 07/08/2013 2:34:18 AM PDT by Portcall24 (WAS WHERE3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. No attempt is made in the article to explain why the sign was offensive. As if that were self-evident.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 3:16:50 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rodamala

Ridin’ for Dixie!


20 posted on 07/08/2013 4:05:22 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't understand how they expect to be able to censor what is obviously someone's political speech. The only Constitutional way for them to do so, would be to simply not have the parade.

Are they going to have a line on their sign-up form next year asking for the text of any signage? If the law means anything, they wouldn't have a leg to stand on. It is a bit of a question though, whether or not we actually do have rule of law anymore.

21 posted on 07/08/2013 5:09:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Interesting. No attempt is made in the article to explain why the sign was offensive. As if that were self-evident.

The only problem I have with the sign is that it doesn't state that "July is White History Month".

22 posted on 07/08/2013 5:13:00 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because some people who are now dead did bad things to other people who are now dead, people today who have ONE thing in common with the bad dead people are treated as if they did the bad things.
The one thing in common is an artificial, superficial, overly broad characteristic: light skin.

The country is insane.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 5:14:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Silly Rabbit.
History Months are for
Blacks
Hispanics
Homosexuals
Illegal Aliens
and Transgender Unicorns.

Whites need not apply..........................


24 posted on 07/08/2013 5:21:29 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s offensive to some people is that Whitey isn’t bowing down and groveling and begging forgiveness for being White and willingly handing over the money that he earned honestly.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 5:23:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You do too... don’t be obtuse. If there was an objective standard, the elites wouldn’t have a club with which to make us submit to their will.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 5:27:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not from the South. Born in Iowa and lived most of my life in the Midwest. And damned proud of it.

But I’m about ready to buy myself a Confederate battle flag and start flying it, just to piss off these PC clowns that presume anyone flying that flag is a cross-burning redneck.

A lot of brave deeds were done under that banner, and its history is no more an endorsement of slavery than Old Glory’s is.

So fly the Stars and Bars proudly, and to hell with the PC crowd.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 5:45:17 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His entry form for the parade lists only his antique tractors and a load of watermelons for sale.

Bet it was the watermelons that caused the trouble?.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 7:16:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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