Brooks-Hodge Takes Offense to Black Stick Figure

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Ignorance

Bowling Green, KY

#1 Apr 29, 2013
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/29/lo...

Was the black stick figure offensive? Or appropriate considering they were not discussing race at all.
Mark

Danville, VA

#2 Apr 29, 2013
I believe both parties need to examine their behavior and we all need to be more swift to hear and slow to speak.
The bible speaks of a "peculiar people" coming out of "darkness" into "light"...
1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

This is not describing the color of their skin but rather their state of being.

I believe the class should have used the same figure on both sides of the bridge with the moon on one side representing "darkness" and the sun on the other representing "light"

I also believe the representative on the board should have waited til after the presentation to present the offence privately to the teacher(s) responsible and give them a chance to recant rather than to publically offend the innocent children.
New Guy

Morehead, KY

#3 Apr 29, 2013
I think it was appropriate, given what the student says the symbolism was all about. Unfortunately, some people are looking to go out of their way to be offended in my opinion. We make big deals out of small things and think nothing of major issues.
Bobby

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Apr 29, 2013
New Guy wrote:
I think it was appropriate, given what the student says the symbolism was all about. Unfortunately, some people are looking to go out of their way to be offended in my opinion. We make big deals out of small things and think nothing of major issues.
I agree.
SHARON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Stanardsville, VA

#5 Apr 30, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/SharonBrooksHodgeDEM... This is calling for her resignation. Please feel free to join and voice your opinion on the matter. We will be taking up a petition to have her removed. All you need is 630 signatures from registered voters in Martinsville. She has offended no only some nice students that were presenting a gift, she took the entire Black community down the next day by saying she is not one of your 'locally home grown negras, I don't shuffle, I don''t tap dance and I don't take out the garbage" Which means she thinks she is superior even amongst our race. She needs to get out of office now.
William

Columbus, GA

#6 Apr 30, 2013
I bet if it were a gay black stick figure with an NBA jersey on, it would pass muster.
Ignorance

Bowling Green, KY

#7 Apr 30, 2013
I can't sign the petition, I am not in the voting district. I was angered by this story for the children to be treated in such a way for their artistic expression but I wanted to see the reaction of locals. There is nothing wrong with what they did. Black is more than the color of one's skin. Which it isn't really, how often do you see a "black" person that is truly "black"? They are more brown, dark tanned, etc. Poor poor kids. I am sick and tired of everything being about race to some people.
William

Columbus, GA

#8 Apr 30, 2013
Race, and sexuality.

But you never hear about straight people bragging about it.

As for this woman, she is just another race-hustler.
Dave P

Morehead, KY

#9 Apr 30, 2013
William wrote:
Race, and sexuality.
But you never hear about straight people bragging about it.
As for this woman, she is just another race-hustler.
Agree. When is Reverend Al showing up? Or Jesse Jackson?
William

Birmingham, AL

#10 May 3, 2013
"When is Reverend Al showing up? Or Jesse Jackson?"

They only show up when there is something in it for them. Or if the check is big enough for them to cash. This one looks like small potatoes to them, although if Whitey gets too uppity about it, they will come on down.

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