Watermelon Farmer In North Carolina Drives A "White History Month" Float In The Town 4th Of July Parade


(HuffPo) A small North Carolina town’s Fourth of July parade was mired in controversy after a float touting “White History Month” drew a number of complaints from parade attendees. The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that Hope Mills, N.C. parade included a float attached to a John Deere tractor, driven by local farmer Donnie Spell. The float included a large wagon filled with watermelons, and featured a sign that read “White History Month. Hug WTE PPL.” A Confederate flag was also attached to the tractor. “This should be over, all that stuff should be over,” Hope Mills resident Suzanne Singletary told ABC11. “I don’t understand why people are still living like this.” ABC11 reports that Spell applied for and received a permit to participate in the parade. However, according to town officials, Spell said the sign on his wagon would read “Watermelons for sale.”


The white supremacist watermelon salesman is just about one of the greatest oxymorons I’ve ever heard. It’s like Ralph Lauren hating white people, Texas Instruments hating Asians, or Mexicans hating crops. You’re hating your means to a living you big dummies. But is this story not so “the south”? Couldn’t put a bow on it any better. The local watermelon salesman drives his tractor with a confederate flag and “white history month” sign right down Main St. Can’t draw up the south any better. Racists and farmers and racist farmers. That’s what they do.