A&T Homecoming to Make Greensboro Population Swell

There are 20 comments on the Oct 8, 2010, Fox 8 WGHP story titled A&T Homecoming to Make Greensboro Population Swell. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

So many people are expected to be in town for North Carolina A&T's homecoming this weekend, official estimates of attendance vary quite a bit.

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Angry American

Clemmons, NC

#1 Oct 8, 2010
Just what Greensboro needs. A million more thugs, drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, vandals and low life scum. I am sure this will cost the city and the county more money than it will generate. Does Skip think it will increase attendance of his museum built becuase people broke the law ? Maybe next year he can house them all in his hotel.
Bouncer

High Point, NC

#2 Oct 8, 2010
Why not cover the increase in crime... black is whack
hey

Mount Airy, NC

#4 Oct 8, 2010
Yeah, I work in retail and you'd think we would be glad to have the increased foot traffic through our stores but we aren't. It's not a matter of race but we have a lot of the people coming through during homecoming who have major attitude problems, act immature and entitled, don't buy a dang thing, just mess up stuff and are too busy texting, yelling and trying to draw attention to themselves with clothes a hooker wouldn't even be caught in. Be glad when Monday rolls around.
py7juh

Greensboro, NC

#5 Oct 8, 2010
hey wrote:
Yeah, I work in retail and you'd think we would be glad to have the increased foot traffic through our stores but we aren't. It's not a matter of race but we have a lot of the people coming through during homecoming who have major attitude problems, act immature and entitled, don't buy a dang thing, just mess up stuff and are too busy texting, yelling and trying to draw attention to themselves with clothes a hooker wouldn't even be caught in. Be glad when Monday rolls around.
Some will call you a racist but sadly, what you said is true. They are LOUD, jump in front of you, openly talk about white "WHITE (insert a vulgar mother reference) etc.
CarolinaBorn

High Point, NC

#6 Oct 8, 2010
Worked for a restaurant that had a store on HP rd...A&T homecoming was horrible. We had to hire about 5x the security. Not only did the crowd fight each other, we had staff assaulted, cars vandalized in the lot and gun fire more than once. But hey the extra security was much cheaper than all the tabs that were walked out on and had to be paid by the staff.

If you worked that weekend you made no money...matter of fact it usually cost you money to come in.

Say what you will, but that's how it is.
IMO

Bethania, NC

#7 Oct 8, 2010
Well the crowd in which you refer sounds like the good ol' citizens of Greensboro!! lol I do know alumni in town are not thugs, prostitutes, low lifes, etc. They come from all over the nation back to Greensboro, NC AND they SPEND. The dollars speak for itself every homecoming!

I know it's hard for some to imagine smart, educated, well behaved black folk all in one place in such great numbers spending hard earned legal money but hey the few fools you see don't represent all. Aggie Pride!
CarolinaBorn

High Point, NC

#8 Oct 8, 2010
IMO wrote:
Well the crowd in which you refer sounds like the good ol' citizens of Greensboro!! lol I do know alumni in town are not thugs, prostitutes, low lifes, etc. They come from all over the nation back to Greensboro, NC AND they SPEND. The dollars speak for itself every homecoming!
I know it's hard for some to imagine smart, educated, well behaved black folk all in one place in such great numbers spending hard earned legal money but hey the few fools you see don't represent all. Aggie Pride!
Unfortunately they are not the few, they are the majority. Sorry
tiredofliberals

Thomasville, NC

#9 Oct 9, 2010
CarolinaBorn wrote:
Worked for a restaurant that had a store on HP rd...A&T homecoming was horrible. We had to hire about 5x the security. Not only did the crowd fight each other, we had staff assaulted, cars vandalized in the lot and gun fire more than once. But hey the extra security was much cheaper than all the tabs that were walked out on and had to be paid by the staff.
If you worked that weekend you made no money...matter of fact it usually cost you money to come in.
Say what you will, but that's how it is.
I made the mistake of accepting an invitation to attend once and it was the most chaotic event I have ever been to in my life. I have never seen such atrocious behavior in my entire life. I was actually in fear for my life. Never have I seen grown adults act so badly. I would strongly advise anyone to stay as far away from that fiasco as possible.
Henry Pendleton

Thomasville, NC

#10 Oct 9, 2010
Bouncer wrote:
Why not cover the increase in crime... black is whack
You're whacked in the head!
eddie

Mooresville, NC

#11 Oct 9, 2010
Invasion of the monkeys, look out
eddie

Mooresville, NC

#12 Oct 9, 2010
I am surprised Fox8 censored the name of a primate that lives in the jungle. Oh well. All I know is Aggie Homecoming makes me so glad I am white. I miss Greensboro, but not this weekend!
Mr NC

Mount Airy, NC

#13 Oct 9, 2010
Comments above and about our President of the United States, show just how racist some whites still are. The weekend is going to generate 11 million dollars for local businesses, and its going to pack the community with people enjoying the entertainment of Greensboro. Yet above, racists always complain about blacks getting together, and having a positive effect on the community. Perhaps they should go and get some racial sensitivity counseling and learn how to put aside racism for a change. And if you say the black people keep calling you racist names, perhaps you're doing something to provoke the name calling. If you look at the comments above, I'd say that's exactly right.
Tom

Greensboro, NC

#14 Oct 9, 2010
This weekend is a horrible time for Greensboro. Blacks know that they can cause all the trouble they want too because there will be sooo many of them. They know that they can take over the town and destroy any place they want too. Since there are such large numbers of blacks we all stay in our homes and hope that we have a town left after these evil animals leave town.
MEK

Clemmons, NC

#15 Oct 9, 2010
I won't be getting anywhere near Greensboro this weekend.
bob

United States

#16 Oct 9, 2010
Its not about weither someone is black, white, blue or purple, its about how they represent themselves. You can't judge a book by its cover. There have been plenty of very successful black people, as well as white people. If you have a white guy that hangs out with a black guy that acts ignorant, the white guy will more than likely follow their actions, and vise versa. Some ppl just don't represent themselves in a good manner which gives them a bad name, and then they get mad about it and say ppl are being racist. So its not about race, its just ignorance, and it just happens to fall mostly on blacks bc more of them have the tendency to act out.
Kris

Greensboro, NC

#17 Oct 9, 2010
I will be sitting at home watching the NCSU game, I'm limiting any travelling I'll be doing because I don't want to see a car full of "A&T people" listening to their terrible music at obnoxious volumes. Oh, by the way, 3/4 of these people NEVER WENT to A&T, it's just an excuse to party for them. Ask a GPD officer what THEY think about this weekend, considering almost ALL of them have been activated. Doesn't seem to happen to other schools who can control their crowds. I used to work in a restaurant on Wendover Ave, people requested off 5-6 months before this garbage called A&T homecoming, it's a bunch of non-tipping, rude, whiny people. I can't wait for Monday to get here.
eddie

Mooresville, NC

#18 Oct 9, 2010
Mr NC wrote:
Comments above and about our President of the United States, show just how racist some whites still are. The weekend is going to generate 11 million dollars for local businesses, and its going to pack the community with people enjoying the entertainment of Greensboro. Yet above, racists always complain about blacks getting together, and having a positive effect on the community. Perhaps they should go and get some racial sensitivity counseling and learn how to put aside racism for a change. And if you say the black people keep calling you racist names, perhaps you're doing something to provoke the name calling. If you look at the comments above, I'd say that's exactly right.
Hmm...I could care less if they call me racist names or not. In a perfect, fantasy world, your comments would be relevent. Unfortunatly, we do not live in that world. If you want to continue to be a wishful thinker and ignore reality, go ahead. The truth is the truth. I have tried to "put aside my racism"...BUT THEN REALITY HITS ME! You can't deny the truth. You can sugar coat, lollygag, ignore the elephant in the room, tell me how wonderfully open minded you are...NONE OF THAT CHANGES THE FACTS. Sorry :-(
NC Student

Clemmons, NC

#19 Oct 9, 2010
I drove downtown and left it was chaos. No parking. I will say not sure where the money is going now was in the restaraunts.
Smh

Winston Salem, NC

#20 Oct 10, 2010
IMO wrote:
Well the crowd in which you refer sounds like the good ol' citizens of Greensboro!! lol I do know alumni in town are not thugs, prostitutes, low lifes, etc. They come from all over the nation back to Greensboro, NC AND they SPEND. The dollars speak for itself every homecoming!
I know it's hard for some to imagine smart, educated, well behaved black folk all in one place in such great numbers spending hard earned legal money but hey the few fools you see don't represent all. Aggie Pride!
I hate to say it, but I'm going to have to disagree with you. A&T homecoming seems to be a national event that attract alot of negative people into our area. I'm not going to say that there were not genuine good people there, but their was a large majority of no-gooders out last light. If you were anywhere near Lee St. or downtown last night you know what I am referring too. Like I said, I know there were good people here, but also a huge majority of people who are not.
speakup2

Thomasville, NC

#21 Oct 10, 2010
What else would you expect from those type of people? I can't believe there wasn't a riot.

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