Atlanta to Host National Black Arts F...

Atlanta to Host National Black Arts Festival 20th Anniversary

There are 37 comments on the emergingminds.org story from Jun 16, 2008, titled Atlanta to Host National Black Arts Festival 20th Anniversary. In it, emergingminds.org reports that:

The 20th Anniversary of the National Black Arts Festival will be taking place in metro Atlanta over a ten day period beginning July 18, 2008 and will feature...

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Cerberus

Winchester, UK

#2 Jun 17, 2008
God help us if there was a National White Arts Festival...that would be racist, but its OK to have a National BLACK Arts Festival.

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#3 Jun 17, 2008
We dont have White Arts festival but there are plenty of "Italian, Irish, Polish etc etc etc" festivals around.

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#4 Jun 17, 2008
I plan to go this year. I hear it is very nice.

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#5 Jun 17, 2008
Cerberus wrote:
God help us if there was a National White Arts Festival...that would be racist, but its OK to have a National BLACK Arts Festival.
www.clevelandirish.org/ - 38k

www.greek-fest.com/ - 68k

www.pocet.org/national_festivals.asp - 14k

www.cinemaitaly.com/sponsorslist.php... - 43k

Can you tell me what the difference is?
Crimes of freaknik

Sharpsburg, GA

#6 Jun 17, 2008
Cerberus wrote:
God help us if there was a National White Arts Festival...that would be racist, but its OK to have a National BLACK Arts Festival.
Wonder if the black Arts Festival will be selling the anti-white racist t-shirts like they had at the Million Man March in Washington.

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#7 Jun 17, 2008
Crimes of freaknik wrote:
<quoted text>Wonder if the black Arts Festival will be selling the anti-white racist t-shirts like they had at the Million Man March in Washington.
Why don't you come down and see?
Cerberus

Winchester, UK

#8 Jun 17, 2008
ShanabellaATL wrote:
We dont have White Arts festival but there are plenty of "Italian, Irish, Polish etc etc etc" festivals around.
Big deal, they are not referred to by the dreaded word "WHITE" are they, because whites are of no consequence and to do so would be racist. Blacks cannot be racist...Yeah Right?.

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#9 Jun 17, 2008
No but I bet you could find plenty of racist t-shirts at your KKK meeting arent u late for it?
Cerberus

Winchester, UK

#10 Jun 17, 2008
ShanabellaATL wrote:
No but I bet you could find plenty of racist t-shirts at your KKK meeting arent u late for it?
Typical comment of the black racist when faced with his own racial hipocrasy...

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#11 Jun 17, 2008
I am white, however I am not narrow minded- I judge people by their character and their actions not by something they cannot help like their race. I have had good and bad experiences with all races including my own.

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#12 Jun 17, 2008
As a person very interested in all cultures I have been to Black, Asian and Hispanic festivals and have had fun and been welcomed by all.
festival days

Dallas, GA

#14 Jun 17, 2008
ShanabellaATL wrote:
I am white, however I am not narrow minded- I judge people by their character and their actions not by something they cannot help like their race. I have had good and bad experiences with all races including my own.
White? But, your momma gave you a black name and raised you to be black and racist.

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#15 Jun 17, 2008
Shanabella means literally beautiful Shana in Italian. That shows how ingnorant and uneducated you are. You claim I am racist--why because I dont hate any race? How does that make sense? Please try to put some thought into your comments and maybe open your mind a little bit. I am a highly educated white women who is friends with all races and we get along well and learn from each other, and by the way learning might be something you should try.

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#16 Jun 17, 2008
festival days wrote:
<quoted text>White? But, your momma gave you a black name and raised you to be black and racist.
I'm sure your real name isn't Festival days-- at least I hope not and my name isnt really ShanabellaATL-- its a screenname I created for the forum, just like you call yourself Festival Days. Do you get it now?
Festival days

Atlanta, GA

#17 Jun 17, 2008
ShanabellaATL wrote:
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I'm sure your real name isn't Festival days-- at least I hope not and my name isnt really ShanabellaATL-- its a screenname I created for the forum, just like you call yourself Festival Days. Do you get it now?
So, Clarabelle, you don't deny that your momma raised you black!

Since: Jun 08

CT but now live in Atlanta

#18 Jun 18, 2008
No I was raised to be an educated young women, which I am.
wkj

AOL

#19 Jun 23, 2008
This line of communication is crazy, life is to short to get caught up in something as crazy as the Black Art Festival name. White people chill out, black people relax, who cares what name it is call, all I'm interested in is the music and the arts. Will the controversy matter after we're dead and gone?....Peolple pick your battles, there are to many other important things to be concerned about. Peace
3rd garde teacher

Acworth, GA

#20 Jun 23, 2008
ShanabellaATL wrote:
No I was raised to be an educated young women, which I am.
Is it to late to get a refund on that education? You left out the comma after... No,
Tory One

Boynton Beach, FL

#21 Jun 23, 2008
3rd garde teacher wrote:
<quoted text>Is it to late to get a refund on that education? You left out the comma after... No,
Also if the bee at ch was educated she would not have said she was so, it would have been self evident
Diversity

Acworth, GA

#22 Jun 23, 2008
They should combine the black festival with the gay festival so that only one weekend a year is messed up.

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