This is quite the disappointing story. Hopefully this gives our brothers the backbone to stand their ground a little stronger in the future. At least the guy tried though, I respect that.
on March 05, 2015 at 2:26 PM, updated March 05, 2015 at 6:50 PM
FLEMINGTON — Those who chose sides in yesterday’s racial rift over a “White History Month” sign in a Main Street deli window may be disappointed. The proprietor of Jimbo’s Deli, Jim Boggess, has taken down the sign and apologized to Bhakti Curtis, the customer who had been offended by it.
This is a demonstration of Black Privilege. If I were to claim to be offended by my gym (not that I go to the gym) playing BET on one of their TV sets, I would just be accused of being a racist. And the gym would certainly ignore my feelings on the matter.
Curtis in turn, accepted the apology and suggested that he and Boggess pose for a photo showing the restoration of harmony at least in this little corner of the world.
It’s entirely likely that Curtis really did only want to show a public peace offering, but I have a feeling that anti-white nonwhites who see this story will only see a weak white man who bowed to the wishes of one of their brothers without a fight, and this will be just one more thing that encourages anti-white nonwhite thugs to harass, beat and kill unsuspecting white men and women in the future.
The controversy started when Boggess posted a hand-lettered sign in his deli window saying: CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE IN MARCH, WHITE HISTORY MONTH. Curtis, who is bi-racial, was offended and asked him to take it down, but Boggess refused. Curtis complained to the borough police, who decided that Boggess was within his rights.
White pride is the only opinion worth calling the police over, apparently.
Boggess explained yesterday, “I love everybody, and everybody should celebrate what they are,” and “I shouldn’t have to feel bad about being white.” Meanwhile, Curtis, who grew up in a white family, said, “I love white people. I just hate racism.”
The sign is clearly not racist. I doubt Mr. Curtis has any qualms about the existence of Black History Month or BET. It’s only racist when a white person has racial identity. This is a perfect example of “anti-racist” being a code word for anti-white.
Despite all the disclaimers of love, when the story of the conflict went public yesterday on NJ.com, it accrued more than 500 comments, most of them denouncing either Boggess or Curtis.
Both Boggess and Curtis were appalled by the volume and hostility of the response. Jimbo’s does not have a business phone, but Curtis’ dismay was increased by a number of threatening and abusive phone calls and emails. One of the haters even found it worthwhile to send an obscene email to a reporter, taking him to task for having a Jewish name.
This morning, the White History sign was nowhere to be seen. Boggess said, “I never meant it to be a black/white thing. I only meant it to be a white thing.” But some people “twisted the meaning” of the sign, and he was upset by what they were writing about Curtis, who has been his friendly acquaintance for some time.
“It was never my intent to draw so much attention,” said Curtis, “but I felt I had to speak up.”
Curtis has reported the hate mail and phone calls he has received to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office. He said he has been assured that the police and the county sheriff’s officers will be keeping a protective eye on his home.
It’s unfortunate that Mr. Boggess caved and took his sign down, but it’s not as if it was a sign he had put up at his own home. I imagine, on top of fearing retaliation, he probably lost a lot of business in the short time he had the sign up. Jewish media has been brainwashing Americans for decades, and passersby probably thought they were reading a sign that said “Whites only.”