"White Heritage Night" canceled by sports team

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"White Heritage Night" canceled by sports team
«  on: June 21, 2015, 03:37:17 PM


(CNN) - It was to be a night of Wonder Bread on burgers with mayo, a jumping contest and a group watching of "Friends," but "Caucasian Heritage Night" will never be.

The Orem Owlz, a minor league baseball team in Utah, said it had long ago scheduled the white appreciation event, which was meant to be a lighthearted event, according to a statement.

Within hours of posting a promotion Friday and two days after the church shootings in South Carolina, the team canceled the event after social media lit up.

"We understand, in light of recent tragic events, that our intentions have been misconstrued. For that, we sincerely apologize," read the team's official statement.

"In light of everything that has happened in Charleston, South Carolina, it is very troubling," Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada & Utah, told CNN affiliate KSL.

"Especially now, when there are so many white supremacist groups out there, and they're looking for something like this."

People flocked to Twitter on Friday to lob angry comments at the team using #CaucasianHeritageNight. Melanie Monroe, a Hispanic, said every night is Caucasian heritage night.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/20/us/caucasian-heritage-night/index.html


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Re: "White Heritage Night" canceled by sports team
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 03:41:03 PM
I honestly don't really get the outrage. If these cracker wanna celebrate themselves, let them.


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Re: "White Heritage Night" canceled by sports team
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 03:43:49 PM
Let the whites celebrate their moles and pig meat dishes


Re: "White Heritage Night" canceled by sports team
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 03:47:56 PM
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