Racial Oversensitivity: Black Virginia Councilwoman made an ass out of herself over claiming to be offended by a square on a quilt.
Who knew that having a black stick figure on a quilt could become some sort"racial controversy". If the quilt is shown to black progressives with race on the brain, then yes it is not only possible but will indeed become a controversy. A group of high school juniors at Piedmont Governor’s School in Martinsville, VA, were presenting a quilt to the local city council they made as part of a class project. The students were in the the middle of explaining the individual squares they had made in a fairly non-controversial way. That was until one student started describing it.
female student "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,”
Well, that explanation didn't sit very well with the black councilwoman who interrupted the young lady.
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Councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge said to the student and the teacher " 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.”. I am so freaking sick and tired of black people who always try to find the racial conspiracy behind every little thing. This was a freaking quilt and nothing more. What the female student was explaining was something I picked up on with no problem, and I am black!! The black stick figure before going across the dam represented a person who was "empty". Space is black and is void of substance. When I first read the story, I immediately remembered the story of the black Dallas Commissioner John Wiley Price who got "offended", when Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield who is white said at a meeting "it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office." A comment like that doesn't leave room to the imagination. Well it did to Mr Price who was so blinded by racial paranoia, he lashed out at Mr Mayfield. Councilwoman Sharon Hodge is just like John Price and other blacks with the same mindset. Their ignorance and racial oversensitivity makes them look like utter fools, when reacting over perceived racial incident that really isn't.
I thought about how that young girl must have felt. She made a simple square that she was proud of that wasn't racist in any fashion, yet an intellectual ignoramus had to make her feel like crap by taking something innocent and blowing it out of proportion.