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2 years ago#1
Guess the state!

A small North Carolina town's Fourth of July parade was mired in controversy after a float touting "White History Month" drew a number of complaints from parade attendees.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that Hope Mills, N.C. parade included a float attached to a John Deere tractor, driven by local farmer Donnie Spell. The float included a large wagon filled with watermelons, and featured a sign that read "White History Month. Hug WTE PPL." A Confederate flag was also attached to the tractor.

"This should be over, all that stuff should be over," Hope Mills resident Suzanne Singletary told ABC11. "I don't understand why people are still living like this."





ABC11 reports that Spell applied for and received a permit to participate in the parade. However, according to town officials, Spell said the sign on his wagon would read "Watermelons for sale."

Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner told the Fayetteville Observer she had received a number of complaints about the float, and that the parade's board would review the float application process to prevent similar incidents in the future.

"I believe we've got to make sure we're sensitive to all people's feelings," she said.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/07/white-history-month-float_n_3558148.html
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2 years ago#2
North Carolina

I saw this topic on KKKurent Events
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2 years ago#3
cnekans posted...
ABC11 reports that Spell applied for and received a permit to participate in the parade. However, according to town officials, Spell said the sign on his wagon would read "Watermelons for sale."


What the hell kind of parade is this that a "Watermelons for sale" float would be appropriate? Do they let hot dog vendors join the parade too with their carts?
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2 years ago#4
*guesses North Carolina*

Ok I saw this earlier so its cheating.
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2 years ago#5
What the hell kind of parade is this that a "Watermelons for sale" float would be appropriate? Do they let hot dog vendors join the parade too with their carts?

Perhaps watermelons are an important cash crop in that area?
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2 years ago#6
White history month? Is it any other month except February already?
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2 years ago#7
mizukage2 posted...
Perhaps watermelons are an important cash crop in that area?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_North_Carolina#Business_.26_economy

Doesn't even mention anything about farming. Frankly, this just seems like a horribly bad lie to cover up the fact that they oked a white history month float with a confederate flag on it to me.
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2 years ago#8
Yeah, because a confederate flag tractor with 'watermelons for sale' on it totally wouldn't have been racist anyway.
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2 years ago#9
White history month? Is it any other month except February already?

No, it's every month. February is just the month that white people have to share.
2 years ago#10
Everything about this is hilariously weird, from the John Deere tractor to the abbreviations on the sign...
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