On Friday, the president of Lipscomb University Randy Lowry apologized for hosting black students in a house which had cotton decorations.
Lowry wrote: “Last night we invited Lipscomb African American students to our home for dinner to discuss their experiences at Lipscomb. Several students shared with me their concern about the material used for centerpieces which contained stalks of cotton. The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity. I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.”
But one man named Frank Jones a self-proclaimed “old white dude,” felt furious after his apology and shared his view about political correctness on social media.
On his Facebook profile, Jones posted a picture of a group of white people picking cotton and wrote under it:
“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.”
“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 used the post to express his frustration with “people being offended by everything and protesting things they don’t even really have an understanding of.”
“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 said.
“Tonight I’m having pork butts, mustard greens, black eye peas, and cornbread. So how about shut the hell up and grow up!” he concluded.
Jones’ post went viral and a lot of Facebook users also expressed their thoughts and applauded Jones for his post.
The liberals have destroyed many statues, and yet they know NOTHING about cotton or history. Frank Jones is right on. Picking cotton itself is not exclusive to blacks only. And yes the white people did the hard work too. There wasn’t anything but hard work and church.
But, the point is that we all have more pressing issues to deal with that are relevant to our today and our future. The past is what it is, remember it and move on.
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