— Russ (@BlkPoliticSport) March 4, 2015
This dude right here is just asking for it.
Look, white people have been making bad jokes about “White History Month,” or a lack thereof, since February was named Black History Month back in 1976, but that shit is never happening. At least not anytime soon. Maybe in like 1,000 years when the sun has become too hot for white people to survive, and there are like 62 really naturally tan white people left, but not anytime soon.
The proprietor of Jimbo’s Deli (of course this shit happens at a dude named Jimbo’s deli) in Flemington, New Jersey (of course this shit happens in New Jersey) is refusing to let the dream of white history month die, though. In fact, he’s actively trying to make the dream a reality.
He recently hung the sign pictured above in the front window of his establishment, imploring white people to celebrate their heritage in March as “White History Month.” Apparently, he originally had the “t” in “White” crossed toward the top so that it resembled an actual cross, like a KKK cross, before bitching out and bolding the shit out of the “t” to make it capitalized and top-heavy. Obviously, non-white people are pissed.
“No matter what you are — Muslim, Jewish, black, white, gay, straight — you should be proud of what you are,” said Jimbo. “I shouldn’t have to feel bad about being white.”
If you feel bad about being white, you are a moron. Rather than get into why, I’ll just let Louis CK explain.
Jimbo needs to chill, period. As a white man, I’ve got enough on my hate plate without him going out and giving the world even more reason to dislike me because of my pale skin. It’s hard enough not being allowed to say most of the words in Kanye’s new song. “All Day” is a banger, and I have to skip half the damn lyrics when I’m rapping along. Shit is upsetting.
Take down the sign, Jimbo. Nothing good will come of this. .
[via True Jersey]