Politcal correctness insanity – again

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Martinsville councilwoman offended by quilt students presented as gift to city council

WBDJ7: MARTINSVILLE, Va.— 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 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.
Here’s what happened:
“We got to walk across the Philpott Dam and the small black person represents us before we learned all the information and then the bigger gold person is how he feels after he’s been enriched with all the different knowledge,” a student said as she showed the quilt to council members.
The student started explaining another quilt square when Councilwoman Hodge had a comment. “Excuse me. Um, why is the small black person the negative image?” Hodge said.
“It’s not negative. It’s just showing how much we increased,” was the student’s response, to which Hodge replied: “I take offense to that.” “I didn’t mean to make it offensive,” another student said.
“Whoever reviewed that to make a small black person the before and the gold which you are afterwards, considering you only talked to 10 percent of black people in a city that’s 45 percent African-American, I take offense to that and I hope that you do not display that,” Hodge said.
One student started crying and a teacher explained the black figure had nothing to do with race.
Councilman Danny Turner was sitting just a few feet away. “These children are two generations away from that and black, white, green, or blue they’re not, they don’t see those things,” Turner said.
WDBJ received a statement the Martinsville chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People gave select members of city council. It reads quote:
This young man had not received training on how offensive depictions like this were to people of color. If he had, this incident could have been avoided. The city already has issues with the Black community; this does not help matters at all.”
Turner said he visited the Governor’s school yesterday and apologized for what happened.
He says students are still upset. The students still gave the quilt to the city. 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.
Why did this councilwoman make a big deal over this – is it really racist? Seems to me she made a big deal out of nothing, instead of graciously accepting this quilt made by the students.
DCG

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0 responses to “Politcal correctness insanity – again

  1. OMG! This is really going too far! Can’t we please dispense with this political correctness? Why are people gettingt “offended” at every little thing! Its just beyond me.
    Everytime I used to come home from school complaining about something someone said, my mother would tell me: “Sticks and Stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt you”. I wonder if mothers stopped saying that to their children.

     
  2. The Race crap will live, UNTIL ALL THE AFRIICAN AMERICAN ARE GONE! When we all become AMERICAN we will heal, but not as long as these narrow minded still want to play the race card! Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, John Lewis (Socialist), Maxine Waters (Socialist), Hank Johnson (Socialist) and Bama (Socialist)! Semper Fi.

     
    • I thought about that too, but we probably never will all meld into Americans because there are other races, nationalities coming here all the time. Even if we did at some point become citizens of the world, there would always be some differences between people.

       
    • Yup, with the race baiters turning this stuff into a financial shakedown (Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson), the profit motive alone will keep this stuff going.

       
    • Vic, I agree and have made it a point lately to call everyone one it who identifies as such. “Were you born in Africa”?
      “No, so you are an American who happens to be black. I will not use that term.. I know a few friends and they happen to be black and they hate that term. All are proud Americans. On Facebook they have a group called something like ” Unhyphenated Americans.” Cool.
      Semper Fi to you Sir.

       
    • Vic B. , Hank Johnson is tooooooooooo stupid to be a socialist . Get a hold of a one minute speech he made last week defending the gov’ts subsidy for helium . WARNING , you might need a gallon or two of ear-bleach . You’ve got to hear it to believe it . Astounding stupidity .

       
  3. WOW, DCG!!!
    This is breathtaking!! Do you think she could have been gracious to the kids? I mean, most adults are good at overlooking small things.

    “Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.” –Proverbs 12:16 (NIV)

     
  4. When people complained about the crucifix in urine display, it was defended by calling it art and freedom of expression. It is interesting that the same standards are not being upheld in this case.

     
  5. Those children should have wrapped that quilt up and taken it right away from that place. Too bad they left it there. Those children must have been very hurt. Its a darn shame!

     
  6. Race relations will never get better as long as people like this are allowed to pressure others into feeling guilty about an innocent depiction. It’s inexcusable for this to continue.

     
  7. I think Councilwoman Hodge adequately affirmed whom the black, negative image is for us all.
    Scroll through a few of these:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100442065953393&set=o.531644320214649&type=1&permPage=1

     
  8. Leeann Springer

    It sounded like it was a labor of love and came from a good place in the hearts of the children. There is only one race of people “The Human Race” so we need to get over pettiness.

     
    • Thumbs up on that.

       
    • I was snubbed as a kid after making a sculpture for my Catholic Diocese. It was pretty small on the scale of things, but troubled me deeply for years. I think kids get wounded when things like that happen.

       
      • Trail, thanks for sharing your story. I hope you are better. :o)

         
        • No problem Surfer. It happened when I was in Junior High. It’s long ago, and has no lingering resentment, just a lesson. Kids need more care and grace from us than we often realize. It happened so long ago that the movie, “A Christmas Story,” is like a window into my childhood, including the clothes, cars, toy guns and Christmas parades.

           
  9. The Council-woman is Racist and will be able to find racism everywhere she looks — and she will look everywhere!

     
  10. One student started crying…
    that says it all. That makes me SOOO angry! What if that was MY kid?!
    Better yet, what if this child came from a mixed race home? I have nieces and nephews that are, God help me… black…. I NEVER saw them that way but only as my nieces and nephews….
    I literately had to play a race card (telling about my black nephews and nieces) with someone over the phone whom took some kid’s word that my daughter called the black race names. It was not until I TOLD her (holding this information back before) that this could in no way be my daughter saying this word. (the n word) as she did not what what it meant! When this card was played then all bets were off. Boy, did it make me hot!
    Fast forward she went to a new school and was made fun of by the same race and told she was *ugly* the first day of school! Where was my daughters help? She was crying! Not available. WE had to put up with it… WELL, I didn’t… I started to home school……….. and NEVER looked back… the end!
    Please understand…. I don’t think all races think this way. I have known some pretty special people in my time which some were well, black that even told off their own kind. I tend to look at the heart of the person, not the color of the skin. Thanks for reading!

     
    • Thanks Surfer,
      Your story touched my heart. Sometimes we actually do rise to the words of MLK’s dream, “…judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

       
  11. No good deed goes unpunished. Thanks to the councilwoman, these students will learn not to use their talents to be generous and creative.

     
  12. This councilwoman is such a racist. She should be stripped of her position.
    These people keep racism alive. It’s not us. We don’t see color anymore.
    It’s “them”. Polarize away, you idiots (of any color). We don’t buy it. And certainly, our children don’t.

     
  13. probably related to the racebaiters jackson/rangle. the stupid biotch put race relations back 100 years

     
  14. LividOstrich

    The story didn’t show the two followup calls with our local news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McGr25A65sk&feature=youtu.be is part one, and http://www.youtube.com/embed/t0eUz0buEwM is part two of the interview.

     
    • From the first link:
      “There you go. Reinforcing the stereotype that light is good and dark is bad. That is a stereotype that you white people have put into people’s brains and continue to perpetuate.”
      Obviously, God therefore must be white and racist. All this time I never realized he was talking about melanin levels… 😉
      This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1John 1:5
      And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:19-21

       
  15. She had the chance to do the right thing and failed. It seems, she is the one with the problem and uses thuggery and bullying to get her way.

     
  16. LIBERTYSINCURSION

    This just goes to show that as long as white people allow blacks to lead them around by the nose when comes to race they will never not find a reason to be offended. And why not be offended? When they’re offended they regularly get contract set asides, preferential treatment for employment, get to see the white politicians grovel before them and they also get great delight at seeing white people led off to the modern day reeducation camps that we call diversity/sensitivity training class.
    Never, and I mean never, will you ever catch them attempting to be sensitive to white people in any form, ever. And if you, being a white person take any offense to their constant insensitivity to whites, well that just means you must be a racist. See they got the best of both worlds, when they are offended you are the racist, and when you are offended, well, you are the racist.
    BLACK PEOPLE ARE BY FAR THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER BEEN UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE AROUND, AND THE NAACP IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THAT BLACK RACISM.
    Blacks care about Blacks, and only blacks, that’s all. They don’t care one bit about you, in fact the worse off you are the better they feel. However whites are expected to not just care about blacks, but whites are expected to care about everyone except themselves, and make sure every race gets ahead even when it negatively affects their own, because you know, anything less would be racist, right?

     
  17. After hearing those videos on YouTube I could tell she is not an educated or refined person.

     
  18. I’m still trying to figure out what Miss Hyphenated -Brooks got her panties all wadded up for !!
    If she didn’t like it , all she had to do was say thank you for your effort and that would have been that . Why crap all over the child ?
    I wonder how old the child was ? And then she wonders why ill feelings go on from generation to generation !
    Lady , you’ve got to get that race-chip off your shoulder . Your supposed to be the more mature person . Start acting like it . If you don’t , you will be nothing more than a waste of good D.N.A.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
    • That brings up another matter. What’s with the hyphenated names? Is she so famous she has t be known by her maiden name as well?
      It irritates me that these supposedly “intelligent” educated people are really so ignorant when it comes to real life?

       
      • You might want to ask a local Femi-Nazi about that . Ever watch the credits for a t.v. show or a movie lately . If you see one of those hyphenated names , 90% chance they are female . Another notch in the belt for the N.O.W. ….

         
        • It’s getting to a point they won’t have any more holes in the belt they can use. Maybe they’ll have to get a bigger size or start hitting curves.
          Take that as a hint Rosey and Rosanne.

           
          • Your last line gave me a TRULY sickening vision . WARNING , get your eye-bleach ready ; R+R doing the ” HORIZONTAL BOP ” . Ooooooooooooh , that was bad , even makes me wanna toss my lunch . If I have offended anybody’s sensibilities or vision my deepest apologies .
            Being that my initials are M.D. ; take two Pepto’s and call me in the a.m.

             
            • You could have gone all day without giving me that nightmare. I’ll have to watch hours of porno to get it out of my mind.

               
              • I’m sorry . I’ve been a bad boy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                Don’t waste your time on that . Go and cut you out a couple of targets in the shape of elephants and have a blast .

                 
  19. hmmm and meanwhile real things to be offended by like affirmative action or affiirmative racism which promotes one based on skin color and not merit or abilities

     
  20. This shrew no doubt hates herself. Like most racists of her persuasion, she cannot stand to look in the mirror every morning and see her black face staring back at her. Self hatred makes people miserable and hateful. She and her ilk go through their whole lives trying to make others just as miserable as they are, out of pure jealousy and spitefulness for what they know they will never be. Until she loves and accepts herself and her skin color and seeks forgiveness and redemption through Christ the Savior, she will continue to wallow around in the dark abyss of self hatred she has created. Sadly, there are so many just like her, with the same hatred and evil hears.

     

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