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North Carolina farmer courts controversy with parade float that reads 'White history month'
DAILY MAIL ^ | 7/8/2013 | staff

Posted on 07/08/2013 4:30:37 PM PDT by tobyhill

A tractor pulling a cart full of watermelons bearing a racially charged sign stirred controversy at a small town Fourth of July parade last week.

‘White history month,’ was emblazoned on the side of farmer Donnie Spell’s float in a Hope Mills, North Carolina parade Thursday. The sign also read ‘HUG WTE PPL.’

And as is chugged along the parade route waving a Confederate Flag, many residents took offense to the racial implications.

Hope Mills Director of Parks and Recreation Kenny Bullock oversaw the parade entries. He told WNCN there was no mention of the signs on Spell’s float application.

According to Bullock, Spell only listed that he’d be parading with 8-10 antique tractors, one with a trailer of watermelons for sale.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
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1 posted on 07/08/2013 4:30:37 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

We must be very very very respectful toward “Black History Month.” Television stations, Google, school districts and universities must commemorate it. Typically, the commemorative activities mostly involve displaying the words “Black History Month” in public places.

We must also condemn anyone who utters the words “White History Month” because they are obviously a racist. We hate racists, who don’t deserve to be treated as human beings.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 4:36:51 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: tobyhill

And the problem is? I suggest White History quarters. After all, we do have “white privledge” don’t we?


3 posted on 07/08/2013 4:37:56 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: tobyhill

“and I had to sit there in the parade and explain to my son what that

Yes, “what that” can be very traumatizing. I hope I never experience a what that


4 posted on 07/08/2013 4:39:43 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: tobyhill
many residents took offense to the racial implications.

As opposed to the none who take offense at black history month?

5 posted on 07/08/2013 4:40:30 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: tobyhill

I have a feeling we’re going to see more incidents like this.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 4:41:12 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: tobyhill

The screaming media says racially charged. I say simply droll.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 4:42:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: from occupied ga

The fuss isn’t being raised by the farmer, and the watermelon allusion is not even clear. Maybe it’s supposed to mean that white people raised most of the watermelons produced in America?


8 posted on 07/08/2013 4:43:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: tobyhill
many residents took offense to the racial implications

Most people who do things like this these days aren't the stone cold racists of the old days (who, by the way, were always Dems). They are people pointing out the unequal treatment of the races wherein "Black History Month" is OK but "White History Month" is not. But in our PC culture, none of that matters. He has a "White History" float, ergo, he is an evil racist.

9 posted on 07/08/2013 4:45:09 PM 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: tobyhill

Great.. Which month? I’m dying to hear about what they will say the real American History is all about.. I’m not looking forward to what the media will say.. :)


10 posted on 07/08/2013 4:45:25 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: from occupied ga
As opposed to the none who take offense at black history month?

Oh, I take great offense at black history month.
I also take great offense at Kwanzaa.
Obama's pretty offensive - so's his wife.
Jessee Jackson, Al Sharpton - offensive, offensive.
Holder, Uber Offensive.

Oh, don't get me started...

11 posted on 07/08/2013 4:46:49 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: tobyhill

Now THATS moxie!!


12 posted on 07/08/2013 4:47:37 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

why stop at 1 month?


13 posted on 07/08/2013 4:55:36 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: grobdriver

LOL, I think you already started but with well-made points


14 posted on 07/08/2013 4:56:36 PM PDT by Catsrus (gg)
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To: tobyhill

Is this fellow a racist? According to the liberals, you can only be a racist if you are a member of a superior race.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 4:57:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tobyhill

How is the farmer “courting controversy”? If there was a float labeled “Black History Month”, would that be “controversial” also? If not, why not? Questions the Daily Mail should answer just to clarify if they are racists or not.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 5:03:49 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Steely Tom
Morgan Freeman on Black History Month: "Ridiculous."

Click Here

17 posted on 07/08/2013 5:07:49 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: tobyhill

This is the response of the “white envy” crowd every time some white guy tries to be proud of his heritage.

If not for “whitey”:

she would be living in a mud floored, banana leaf thatched roof hut in some place without running water or sewage.

she would not be driving a car

She would never know what an airplane was

she would be toothless at 24, and probably dead at 30

she would have to keep rapists from the neighboring village at bay with a bat or machete

but most likely, she would be a slave for some izlamist.

White people changed the world, and brought the rest of these ingrates with them. White people have NOTHING, NOT ONE THING TO FEEL GUILTY FOR.

But, the ones who “invented” this anti white, bigoted, extremist idea of “white privileged,” are themselves guilty of the terminal gut rotting hatred of “WHITE ENVY.”

This bigotry known as “white privilege” is nothing more than an excuse for certain ethnicity’s failure to achieve and produce.

Interestingly, Asians and Indians NEVER suffered this idiocy. They just said: “Hey, if whitey can do it, so can we.”

At one time, India was on par with Africa. At one time China was on par with Africa. So WTF happened?

This stupid woman is poisoning her son.


18 posted on 07/08/2013 5:10:47 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: tobyhill

If he had a sign that said “Creepy White Cracker Month” there would be no problem.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: tobyhill

This poor lug must have been under the impression that just because other groups can have Black History Month, Hispanic Congressional Caucus, Asian lobbying groups, etc. that whites can do likewise.

What kind of racist logic is that?


20 posted on 07/08/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: carlo3b

I vote for October. It’s an excellent month. Cooler temperatures, high school, college and pro football in season, the leaves turning to a rainbow of colors, warm apple cider and bit of crispness in the air. And at the end we can all repent and dress up in minstrel black face for Halloween.


21 posted on 07/08/2013 5:18:03 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: tobyhill

Free Speech?

Free Expression?

Nah - that’s just code word for “racism”.

Now shut your racist face and go pay your taxes. Your hard working government is broke. :)


22 posted on 07/08/2013 5:23:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Morgan Freeman on Black History Month: "Ridiculous."

That was awesome.

23 posted on 07/08/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: tobyhill
many residents too offense

Hmm, wonder exactly how many this is? Also what is the racial breakdown?

24 posted on 07/08/2013 5:24:21 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: tobyhill

The last time I was down that way I bought watermelon straight out of he field...from mexicans.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 5:32:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Our parents: The Greatest Generation. Their kids and grand kids: The Stupidest.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m eating watermelon right now, so why is it racist to depict a black person eating watermelon?


26 posted on 07/08/2013 6:08:12 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle
why is it racist to depict a black person eating watermelon?

Y'all don't worry now... you are not named Paula Deen.

27 posted on 07/08/2013 6:13:47 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: tobyhill

An uncle of mine works for the Dept. of Agriculture, and many years ago he was inspecting planes for illegal biological materials of all kinds on arriving international flights. One of his co-workers was black. After one flight from somewhere in Africa was cleared, they were discussing how dirty and smelly the people were, and how awful food that they brought with them was. The black guy looked around, and then whispered to my uncle, “I’ll deny ever saying this, but after looking at these people, I thank God that my ancestors were brought here, even in chains...at least I grew up with some cleanliness and eating normal food.”

Personally, I find the idea of special carve-outs for any and every minority to be offensive. We’re all people, and in this country we’re all supposed to be Americans. Melting pot, remember that? This guy was merely being in-your-face about how annoyed he is about one particular carve-out. I congratulate him for his guts, though he could’ve and should’ve left out the watermelons.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 7:20:57 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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