Local VA Councilwoman Interrupts Class Presentation of Community...

Apr 29, 2013 Full story: TheBlaze.com 10

It was supposed to be a proud moment. It ended up being a controversial one. And all over a seemingly innocent quilt.

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Sandra Miller

Tulsa, OK

#1 Apr 29, 2013
To Councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge: I can't believe what you said and did to that class that was giving the city council a quilt that they had worked very hard on. To throw such a fit about a black stick figure that had nothing to do with the color of one's skin. Black is the absence of light in the color world. That makes black the perfect color to show absences of knowledge in a piece of art. It depicted a person in the dark-of which you have shown yourself to be. There was nothing racist intended. I'm sure there were all colors of skin in the class. You are a racist for looking for something racist. Without racism, the NAACP and race baiters would be unemployed. As for the general black public, without racism, they would be stuck just being equal everyday Americans. We can't have that! When do we stop paying this 200 year old debt that we had nothing to do with. I was born in Georgia but none of my ancestors owned or bought slaves. YOU were not a slave. Get over it! The students displayed a greater maturity than you, apparently, are capable of achieving. Not only should you be ashamed of your behavior but you should consider resigning due to your hyper sensitive thin skin; after apologizing to the school children.
Mark

Danville, VA

#2 Apr 29, 2013
Sandra Miller wrote:
To Councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge: I can't believe what you said and did to that class that was giving the city council a quilt that they had worked very hard on. To throw such a fit about a black stick figure that had nothing to do with the color of one's skin. Black is the absence of light in the color world. That makes black the perfect color to show absences of knowledge in a piece of art. It depicted a person in the dark-of which you have shown yourself to be. There was nothing racist intended. I'm sure there were all colors of skin in the class. You are a racist for looking for something racist. Without racism, the NAACP and race baiters would be unemployed. As for the general black public, without racism, they would be stuck just being equal everyday Americans. We can't have that! When do we stop paying this 200 year old debt that we had nothing to do with. I was born in Georgia but none of my ancestors owned or bought slaves. YOU were not a slave. Get over it! The students displayed a greater maturity than you, apparently, are capable of achieving. Not only should you be ashamed of your behavior but you should consider resigning due to your hyper sensitive thin skin; after apologizing to the school children.
You stated, "It depicted a person in the dark"
No Sandra, It depicted a dark person in the light.
I agree the councilwoman should have used beter judgment and waited to present the offence to the teacher(s) responsible after the presentation and not offended the innocent students but the picture did not dipict someone coming out of darkness into light, it dipicted a dark person crossing over and changing into a different color person. It might have been better to have had several different ethnic figures coming out of "darkness" (with moon perhaps) and crossing over into the "light" (with sun perhaps), That would have represented the class better.
Sandra Miller

Tulsa, OK

#3 Apr 29, 2013
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
You stated, "It depicted a person in the dark"
No Sandra, It depicted a dark person in the light.
I agree the councilwoman should have used beter judgment and waited to present the offence to the teacher(s) responsible after the presentation and not offended the innocent students but the picture did not dipict someone coming out of darkness into light, it dipicted a dark person crossing over and changing into a different color person. It might have been better to have had several different ethnic figures coming out of "darkness" (with moon perhaps) and crossing over into the "light" (with sun perhaps), That would have represented the class better.
You liberals still don't get it. The dark figure represented lack of knowledge, darkness of the mind. The gold figure represented the lightness of knowledge. Why do you liberals have to look for racism in everything and there is no discussing anything with you. You have closed minds and I feel sorry for this Country and the children who have to be part of this.

“I've got a GREAT idea!”

Since: Mar 13

Let's BUZZ Lower Manhattan....

#4 Apr 29, 2013
More proof negroes can't STAND being black...

Brooks-Hodge wasn’t buying it:“I take offense to that.”

They take "offense" at ANYTHING "black".

Hallmark cards, anyone?
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story...

“I've got a GREAT idea!”

Since: Mar 13

Let's BUZZ Lower Manhattan....

#5 Apr 29, 2013
Dark Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
You stated, "It depicted a person in the dark"
No Sandra, It depicted a dark person in the light.
That's YOUR interpretation.
(And a typical one, at that...)

The kid explained to the ooking sow what the figure represented. Who the fk are YOU to "explain" what was going through someone ELSE's mind?
Courtney Martin III

Alexandria, VA

#6 Apr 29, 2013
What bull**** to get our "knickers in a twist." This is a mountain out of a molehill!!! Yes, art is very much relevant to someone's perception, so do we have to go through all the art galleries and make sure there is nothing "offensive?" " I'm offended by this, I'm offended about that, I'm offended about...whatever the latest controversy is today. " I take offense to that...*whining*. People who use the word offended all the time usually can't put their adult underwear on at all and look for opportunities just so they can get "offended." the bottom line is the child did not mean anything by it and we should burn the "pitiful offended me violin." What nonsense... We have bigger problems to worry about than a quilt!
Pikkewyn

Clover, SC

#7 Apr 29, 2013
Quilts are considered a type of artistic expression. Wait, I thought the government was in favor of supporting the arts even if the message is considered offensive to some.

Oh, ha ha! Silly me! That's only if it's offensive to Christians. To bad the poor kid didn't think to say that the little black person was supposed to be Jesus becoming enlightened and forgetting all that silly religious stuff.
Mark

Danville, VA

#8 Apr 30, 2013
Sandra Miller wrote:
<quoted text>You liberals still don't get it. The dark figure represented lack of knowledge, darkness of the mind. The gold figure represented the lightness of knowledge. Why do you liberals have to look for racism in everything and there is no discussing anything with you. You have closed minds and I feel sorry for this Country and the children who have to be part of this.
"The dark figure represented lack of knowledge"

My question is WHY? Are dark skinned people ignorant in your mind?
Sandra Miller

Tulsa, OK

#9 Apr 30, 2013
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
"The dark figure represented lack of knowledge"
My question is WHY? Are dark skinned people ignorant in your mind?
What is it with people today. Have you ever studied history? Have you never heard of the dark ages? It was a time when people were not allowed books, not allowed to learn. No, dark skinned people are not ignorant in my mind. I have friends who are all color of brown not black (very few very black anymore). I know a lot of people of all different colors of skin who are very intelligent. I know a lot of people, if they studied and learned could even be more educated. This is the last of this blog I am going to answer to because you don't listen. All you want to do is call someone racist and I for one am very tired of it. As I've said before I just feel sorry for the children who are being put through this.
rukidding

Gainesville, GA

#10 Apr 30, 2013
Sandra, the girl was referring to her and the students being in the dark, about hydroelectric. So the only way she could convey that was a image of a figure that was black. I guess when we say pitch black or dark as night, it's referring to a black person... Get it through your narrow racist mind, she was not referring to a black person. People like you is what's wrong with this country.

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