*Anytime you have your own people saying how ridiculous something you did on their behalf was, well…
The owner of a deli in Flemington, N.J. who decided to place a sign in his store window that read, “Celebrate Your White Heritage in March; White History Month” got the kind of check his bank refused to cash.
A reality check.
Apparently, even the white people took issue with the sign.
In what can only be assumed was not a fully thought out political statement. A message of sorts in response to what African Americans celebrate for 28 days in February, Jim Boggess, the owner of Jimbo’s Deli, says because of the backlash he received about the sign, he has been forced to close his business.
Apparently, his troubles came to a head when a customer complained about the sign last month, according to Mediaite.
“I love everybody, and everybody should celebrate what they are. I shouldn’t have to feel bad about being white,” Boggess says, according to the report.
Now, in an attempt to recoup the monies he could no longer make on his own, he attempted to launch a GoFundMe page seeking help.
In a note on the fundraising site he says that business has gone from bad to worse.
“Yes, you guys are right, the store wasn’t doing good before the sign was posted,” he admits. “But it was doing good enough to keep the store open. After the sign was posted I started only ringing up 23 to 40. Dollars a day. Couldn’t pay March rent or utilities, then April came and I didn’t have the money for April either. I barely rang enough money to purchase things to sell like eggs coffee and rolls. Then I got my eviction letter and shut off notices, so sorry if you don’t understand my situation.”
In the video below, an all-white panel of three on the “Young Turks” TV program goes into detail as to why the sign was an absolutely stupid move to make. They speak on all the reasons why a “White History Month” would never work; with one panelist saying, “I don’t even consider white a heritage,” while another says something to the effect of, “I doubt if white people have white history books on their shelves.”
Its downright hilarious at points and the panelists don’t hold back.
To date, 23 people have contributed $400 to his campaign. But Boggess insists he received a lot of support letters.
Too bad they don’t pay the bills.
Watch the Young Turks panel discuss the story directly below.