May 28, 2015
Biracial New Jersey Gentleman Outraged Over Sign Promoting "White History Month"
Curtis, a bi-racial neighbor, said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. He confronted the owner, Jim Boggess.
“He didn’t have a clue why I was offended and then why other people would be upset about it neither,” he said.
WCBS 880 couldn’t reach Boggess for comment, but he told the Hunterdon County Democrat, “No matter what you are — Muslim, Jewish, black, white, gay, straight — you should be proud of what you are. I shouldn’t have to feel bad about being white. I just want to be included. Why is this such a big deal? I don’t get it.”
Curtis asked police to look into it but they decided nothing could or should be done.
“I’m never going to step foot back into that establishment, no,” he told Silverman Wednesday.
However, the sign has been taken down and Boggess has apologized to Curtis, NJ.com reported Thursday.
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