I’m failing to see how a quilt can offend anyone.
If you look at the quilt you see the gold guy on the right, with his hands up in the air, seemingly saying 'hey come over here'. The unsuspecting black guy on the left walks over the bridge -- and note how the bridge has no support structures. Obviously it is a trap, and the bridge plunges into the water, and the black guy falls into the water -- and since blacks don't swim that well -- he drowns .... Damn whitey Gold(stein) guy oppressing the brother...I am offended.
If the black figure had been dark brown, she would at least have a little more justification. But it was completely jet black. When was the last time you saw that color used to represent black people, just as you rarely see snow white used to represent white people. It’s usually tan.
The word “black” us often used to describe black people, but not the color black.
While Hodge was an a$$ for the way she responded, what would you expect? Some Teacher should have stopped what what was done and explained how it could be perceived by some as offensive. I can see it easily and although Hodge was boorish in her response she was right in pointing out the perceived diminuation of the “black” in the depiction. “We were black but now we have knowledge and thus are no longer black but have turned gold”. That is what black people will see, and I don’t blame them for seeing this.
I realize that this is not what was meant but it is what will be seen.
A stupid teacher allowed this to happen, its a shame. Hodge was hurt, the kids were hurt and now there are feelings inflamed all over the community just because of the teacher failing to see the mistake.
I suppose the quilt gift should go under the heading,"No good deed goes unpunished". The instructor should have told the children,"There are nasty people in the world, but most of the world is made up of decent people. Just ignore and avoid those like her."
“Im failing to see how a quilt can offend anyone.”
Oh I don’t know, I understand that “the Reverends” (That would be Jessie and Al) have threatened to sue Sears because all the washing machines they sell are white. Sears has countered that while that is true, it’s mitigated because inside the machines, all the agitators are black!
The singularly and inarguably most divisive racist prick ever to steal the White House via massive voter fraud. The most destructive president in U.S. History.
Barbie O'Blowfag and the Congressional Black Caucus have done more with their peurile race baiting to set back the plight, attitudes, and social stations of American Blacks than the KKK.