The latest inanimate object those on the left have taken to being offended over is decorative cotton. After one racist black girl became offended over Hobby Lobby selling the item, an “old white dude” decided to give her some perspective. He shut her up by posting an old photo on Facebook, where it quickly went viral.
By now, you have probably seen the Facebook post by Danielle Rider imploring Hobby Lobby to remove decorative cotton from their shelves because, as she sees it, the home decor is “racist.” Additionally, you may have heard that a group of black college students was offended when Lipscomb Universtiy put them up in a house with cotton decorations.
A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration.
Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook.
“The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.”
The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during a Thursday dinner he hosted at his home for black students to share their experiences at Lipscomb with him. [Source: Daily Caller]
Having seen enough of this utter nonsense, Facebook user Frank Jones, a self-proclaimed “old white dude,” decided to post a family photo on social media, where it has since gone viral. According to Western Journalism, the picture showed a white family picking cotton in the southern United States.
“This is for all those black college kids who were so offended by the cotton centerpiece. My guess is not a single one has ever been in a cotton field,” Jones captioned the photo. “Well folks this is what it looks like to crop cotton. Grew up doing this. Started picking cotton at age 6. Worked our farm and worked for neighbors farms. Did I mention some were black? Didn’t matter when you had to get the crop in. All by hand so we helped each other. Black and white we worked together, ate together and shared the same water jug,” he added.
Jones’ post, which is no longer viewable to the public, immediately went viral, garnering over 45,000 shares. “Yes I am white. Yes I am a proud son of the South. Yes I grew up eating what those college kids called ‘black food’ as if they even knew ‘soul food’ is what everyone in the South ate,” he added. “Tonight I’m having pork butts, mustard greens, black eye peas and cornbread. So how about shut the hell up and grow up.”
Overwhelmed by the response his post received, Jones defended his logic, saying, “Couple of folks think I was off base with that post but most understood my intent. No black person I grew up working with ever mentioned anything about cotton reminding them of slavery. And yes, we talked about the Civil War and about the then policy of segregation.” He added, “It was the segregated South but not in the cotton fields or the one general store we had or in our conversations. We all had [hoped] it would change one day.”
Indeed, Frank Jones’ family photo is a perfect visual representation of everything that is wrong with the “cotton is racist” argument. Just as many whites as blacks in America worked the fields picking cotton. Heck, often times they worked together, as Jones noted. It’s time for the SJWs to get a freakin’ grip.