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Martinsville Councilwoman Offended by Quilt Students Presented as Gift to City Council
WDBJ7 ^ | April 25, 2013 | Justin Ward

Posted on 04/26/2013 6:09:44 AM PDT by sevinufnine

A city councilwoman says a quilt made by a group of students should not be allowed to hang in the Martinsville City administration building.

She says the quilt is offensive to African Americans.

But the students who made it say it showcases what they learned working on a special project.

It's a story that's got plenty of people talking.

(Excerpt) Read more at wdbj7.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: freespeech; radicalism
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It was supposed to be a nice gesture from students at the Piedmont Governor's School in Martinsville.

Each student made a quilt square.

But one representing their journey learning about the area with a black stick figure offended councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge.

1 posted on 04/26/2013 6:09:44 AM PDT by sevinufnine
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To: sevinufnine

Moon bats are perpetually offended.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 6:11:38 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: sevinufnine

Lets see how this one plays out.

>>Michigan Democrat Caught On Tape Calling Town Official An “Arrogant N*gger”…<<

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/25/michigan-democrat-caught-on-tape-calling-town-official-an-arrogant-ngger/


3 posted on 04/26/2013 6:13:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sevinufnine

what a twisted demon that idiot councilwoman is

I hate that phrase “I am offended!” my clients regularly use that phrase as if it is meaningful and I disabuse them quite hastily of the notion that they have the right to not be offended.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 6:13:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: sevinufnine

Where in the Constitution does it declare that no one should ever be offended?


5 posted on 04/26/2013 6:13:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: sevinufnine

Never heard of Martinsville - where is it?


6 posted on 04/26/2013 6:14:35 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Graybeard58

The video in the article is 12 minutes long, but I encourage those who have the time to watch it all. If you cannot push it out to the 10th minute and watch the young man who made the “offensive” patch in the quilt question Hodges. I feel so sorry for those students....a hard lesson in ignorance from adults who should know better.


7 posted on 04/26/2013 6:14:54 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine
There's always an idiot around. Last time I got involved in a 'black color' dispute it concerned the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial ~ 'they' ~ people like the Brooks-Hodge woman, but a different color, wanted to denounce the design by calling it a 'black gash of shame'.

Didn't work then and shouldn't work now.

8 posted on 04/26/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Menehune56

South-central Virginia. Where they have a short-track NASCAR race twice a year. I went to the one a couple weeks ago. It was great. Beautiful little town with apparently one ugly lady on town council.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 6:16:50 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Menehune56

Virginia.


10 posted on 04/26/2013 6:17:38 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: sevinufnine

So, so tired of this “how does every frigging thing around me affect me or offend me as a black person” in your face attitude that colors virtually everything a governmental representative says or does.

That crap don’t cut it any more - falling on deaf ears — bark it up another tree, honey..... Unh uh, talk to the hand!


11 posted on 04/26/2013 6:18:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sevinufnine

The only racist in the room was the black lady. Seems like “black” and “racist” are interchangeable words in this new world.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 6:18:24 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: sevinufnine

Please note the NAACP’s statement that the cause of the problem is that the “young man” had not been properly indoctrinated yet.


13 posted on 04/26/2013 6:18:42 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

Not indoctrinated yet? Thank God.


14 posted on 04/26/2013 6:21:31 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

If THIS is the worst thing that occurred to that reprehensible woman on that day, she’s living a pretty nice life.

Some people live for the opportunity to be “offended.”


15 posted on 04/26/2013 6:24:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: sevinufnine

When it comes to local black politicians finding racism under every rock, it is now impossible to distinguish parody from reality.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 6:24:38 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: sevinufnine

Someone need to tell the b!tch to go p!$$ up a rope.

Better yet, ALL the students should declare that they are OFFENDED by the idiot councilwoman’s BIGOTRY and INTOLERANCE.


17 posted on 04/26/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: sevinufnine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0eUz0buEwM


18 posted on 04/26/2013 6:26:27 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

             

19 posted on 04/26/2013 6:26:44 AM PDT by tomkat (we are a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very parents who instilled their petulance)
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To: sevinufnine

OMG....in the you tube video I just posted Hodges makes the comment she is not “one of those house-grown negroes”. WOWZERS!!!! (wonder if anyone will find that offensive?)

Also calls her fellow council members “good old boys”. (offensive or not?_


20 posted on 04/26/2013 6:28:03 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: tomkat

So you don’t give a damn? Let me guess...is that YOU posting Ms. Hodges?


21 posted on 04/26/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

If the stick figure had been white, she would have been offended that no black children were represented in the quilt. She was determined to be offended either way.


22 posted on 04/26/2013 6:29:40 AM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: Jim Hill

yup


23 posted on 04/26/2013 6:33:59 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine
Think : 'article topic'

Think : 'subject/predicate'

I'm confident you can manage it !


(but if not, here's a clue : 'white guilt' only works if you allow it)

24 posted on 04/26/2013 6:34:30 AM PDT by tomkat (we are a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very parents who instilled their petulance)
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To: tomkat

too true. Since I have no reason to feel guilty I don’t. But those poor students had no idea how to react or what to think. Sadly a few of those students may unconsciously feel prejudice now after Hodges rude, thoughtless, immature, and purely ignorant attack on their act of heart-felt kindness.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 6:38:25 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

somehow ms offended didn’t have anything to say about the black figure doing parkour lol In fact most of the figures used in signage are always black... has nothing to do with race.

I have to say, in general these sort of student projects are inane and a waste of time. Why on earth do we need a quilt displayed anywhere, that shows what they learned about parkour???? Maybe these teachers should have the students work on projects that actually matter.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 6:38:50 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Stuff like this just makes my blood boil. Oh how I wish someone had stood up and told this woman to pound sand.


27 posted on 04/26/2013 6:38:53 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

When it comes to local black politicians finding racism under every rock, it is now impossible to distinguish parody from reality.


What is kinda funny is that I’ve never actually met a person that was black like that figure. “Black” really means a particular race. The color “black” no more accurately depicts them than the color “white” depicts white people. Dark brown and light tan are more like it.

i.e. this is stupid.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 6:40:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Katya

“I have to say, in general these sort of student projects are inane and a waste of time.”

Agree and disagree only because yes...often projects are a waste of time, but in this case it may be the ONLY time any of these kids pick of a needle and thread in their lives. Plus they had to use team-work. That said I think it was a better project that some I’ve seen....like in sex ed classes where they learn to put a condom on a banana or the likes.


29 posted on 04/26/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Menehune56

A town where people used to have jobs.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 6:41:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: sevinufnine

It is the same stupidity that caused us to have to change silhouette targets from black to blue and now orange because some moron said it made police offers more likely to shoot a black person because the targets were black.

Just amazingly stupid.


31 posted on 04/26/2013 6:42:07 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: AppyPappy

The manufacturing jobs went to Mexico or China. Sad isn’t it?


32 posted on 04/26/2013 6:42:46 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

Just wow! How ironic that she cannot see how offensive she is to her fellow citizens. She is the bigot.


33 posted on 04/26/2013 6:44:41 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

nah....she’s perfect. Nothing there to see ;>)


34 posted on 04/26/2013 6:47:00 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

I am offended by people like her who have been elected to any position.


35 posted on 04/26/2013 6:51:06 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sevinufnine

The student should have told the Councilwoman, “well Ma’am, maybe when you’re big and golden you’ll understand the quilt and not be offended.”


36 posted on 04/26/2013 6:57:43 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Gaffer

+1


37 posted on 04/26/2013 6:58:45 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: yldstrk
I hate that phrase “I am offended!”

"It is just as big a thing to take offense as it is to give it."

-Ancient Chinese proverb.

38 posted on 04/26/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: sevinufnine

Where in the constitution is the caluse that gives the small racist black minority the power to dictate standards to the entire country?


39 posted on 04/26/2013 7:07:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Resolute Conservative

black people aren’t black they are brown anyway


40 posted on 04/26/2013 7:18:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: sevinufnine

My answer to anyone is “If you don’t like what I do or say, tough. Deal with it” and then walk away.


41 posted on 04/26/2013 7:19:52 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

LOL Good one.


42 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:39 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

So.. they drew a stick figure in black pen and she was offended? HAHAHAHAH. Pathetic.


43 posted on 04/26/2013 7:22:48 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: sevinufnine

Did even one white person work on or contribute to the quilt? Then it’s going to be offensive to African-Americans.


44 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:49 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: sevinufnine

ping for later


45 posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:01 AM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: sevinufnine
We’re told it will stay in an office until city council makes a decision whether or not to hang it up. If it does get approved, it will have a disclaimer describing the quilt square.

Oh brother.

46 posted on 04/26/2013 7:30:53 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: yldstrk
I hate that phrase “I am offended!” my clients regularly use that phrase as if it is meaningful and I disabuse them quite hastily of the notion that they have the right to not be offended.

I wish I could recall which well-known person said this, but his recommended response to someone claiming offense was a dismissive "So?".

47 posted on 04/26/2013 7:34:22 AM PDT by Bob
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To: VeniVidiVici

Sadly the lesson learned by the student will wind up being...no matter how racist one is against ANY person (in Hodges case pure hatred of whites), no matter how STUPID, pigheaded, ignorant, uneducated, and purely evil you are...you can always wind up in politics.


48 posted on 04/26/2013 7:35:50 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

One more example of how ANY hyphenated American will always be a lessor and lower class American.

If you define yourself every waking moment by race, color, sex, country of your ancestors ... you have shown yourself to be so ignorant of what it is to be an American maybe you might want to go back to the country/culture you love more than the USA. We would be very happy to see you go.

I hope I offended the permanently offended crowd.

Dealing with any of these xyz-American debris is like a tug of war where too many are pulling on the rope sideways. We don’t need your hyphenated, divisive kind. Bad enough our abomination of administration is filled with your type.


49 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:07 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Viennacon
It was one of the squares on the handmade quilt that offended her.


50 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:08 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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