Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Black City Councilwoman Bullies And Abuses Piedmont Kids At Martinsville City Council Meeting, Claims Their Quilt Is "Racist"

Update May 6th: On May 3rd, City Councilwoman Sharon Brooks Hodge apologized for her actions in the council meeting, saying that her remarks to students were not delivered in the most ideal manner. Her full statement is published HERE. Comments to Martinsville Media indicate the public is not impressed with her apology.

A group of high school students from Piedmont Governor's School in Martinsville, Virginia decided to make a quilt that represented various research projects in hopes that it would be displayed in the municipal building. The quilt was the end result of a survey distributed to city and county residents to ascertain to show residents’ thoughts about the quality of services provided by the city, opportunities in community life, and overall local quality of life. One of the squares on the quilt represented their visit to a hydroelectric plant at the Philpott Dam. There were two stick figures on the square; the black figure on the left was intended to represent the darkness, or lack of understanding, about the value of the facility before their visit. The gold figure on the other side represented their enlightenment, or additional knowledge, gained from the visit.

So when they showed up at the Martinsville City Council meeting on Tuesday April 23rd, 2013, they anticipated that the city council would be grateful for the quilt and express themselves appropriately. But the lone black member of the council, Sharon Brooks Hodge, had different ideas. She decided that the black figure represented an African-American, and lashed out at the students; the exchange is culled from both the WDBJ Channel 7 and WSET Channel 13 stories:

"Excuse me. Um, why is the small black person the negative image?" asked Hodge. One student responded "It's not negative. It's just showing how much we increased", to which Hodge replied "I take offense to that". A second student protested, saying "I didn't mean to make it offensive". That didn't placate Hodge, who said "Whoever reviewed that to make a small black person the before and the gold which you are afterwards, considering you only talked to 10 percent of black people in a city that's 45 percent African-American, I take offense to that and I hope that you do not display that". The Martinsville Bulletin recorded more of the exchange: “As a person who is of dark color,” Hodge replied angrily, “I would suggest ... that in the future, you consult with somebody who is of dark color.” When the student asked her what color she would recommend for the figure, she replied, “I don’t care, but not black.” BTW21 News has a YouTube video indicating that Hodge stands behind her comments:


Blindsided and stung by the vicious and undeserved abuse, one student started crying, and a teacher explained the black figure had nothing to do with race. And according to one commenter on WSLS Channel 10, there's even more to the story; Jenzy Fay McPeak Ryan wrote "You guys left out where she called the citizens of Martinsville 'Homegrown Nigroes' and referred to the white community as 'You white people' also calling the The Boys and Girls Club a 'glorified baby sitter'. Viewers should seek out the video and watch her local interviews where she shows nothing but complete rage against anyone who isn't black.

Nevertheless, the students still gave the quilt to the city, but it will stay in an office until the city council decides whether or not to hang it up. If it does get approved, it will have a disclaimer describing the quilt square.

Two other city council members, Mark Stroud and Danny Turner, tried to smooth the roiled waters. According to Stroud, Sharon Brooks Hodge has a reputation for having "very strong feelings concerning race" (Translation: Hates Whitey) and wasn't really surprised at her reaction. He wishes the controversy had been resolved after the meeting. Turner followed up with a visit to the school on April 24th and apologized for what happened. Of course, it wasn't Turner who needed to apologize. As for Hodge, she was initially reluctant to give an interview to local media, claiming she had received "threats", but WSLS Channel 10 records her as saying "Black is negative, black is representative of ignorance, and lack of knowledge and what people don't want to be, and we want to be enlightened and cross over and not be black and that is what offended me". On the other hand, Hodge is not completely dysfunctional; she's been lobbying for more black parents to get married and provide stable two-parent families for their kids.

Naturally, the local NAACP chapter couldn't resist the opportunity to get involved and score some cheap publicity, and they promptly poured gasoline on the fire with the following statement: "This young man had not received training on how offensive depictions like this were to people of color. If he had, this incident could have been avoided. The city already has issues with the Black community; this does not help matters at all." Once again, their use of the term "people of color" is not intended to be inclusive towards Whites. However, the last part of their statement was unintentionally accurate; many communities with a sizable black population tend to have issues with the black community. Anyone who is a chronic victim of black crime will unavoidably have issues with the black community.

Those who would like to share their opinion with Sharon Brooks Hodge may do so at sbhodge@ci.martinsville.va.us (cut and paste); if she shuts down her e-mail account, alternate contact information is available HERE. The story has also captured the attention of American Renaissance (127 comments) and the F2 Anonboard.


FeminizedWesternMale said...

"Black is negative, black is representative of ignorance, and lack of knowledge and what people don't want to be, and we want to be enlightened and cross over and not be black and that is what offended me"

Exactly. Sounds like she has some soul search to do so that she is more comfortable in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Now that's the biggest load of horse shit I've seen come out of the mouth of a black woman with an attitude since.........EVER! These people truly have nothing better to bitch about.....Have you seen where this black guy down in Georgia wants to wipe off the monumental scupture of Lee, Jackson and Davis from the face of Stone Mountain? These idiots know no bounds.

Anonymous said...

I concur. Talk about negative, any contributions blacks may have made to the world (?) is massively outweighed by all they have taken, the damage they've done, the burden they are on everyone else.

Ignorance and lack of knowledge, well we all know blacks are the least intelligent "people" on the planet. The consequences of this are glaringly obvious wherever there are blacks in the world.

What people dont want to be- well, judging by all the negroes that go for White women, and that 25 percent of black males marry non blacks, yeah, that's apparent. Also, all the hair straightening, fake hair, skin lightening, color contacts, nose jobs, etc. Make it clear that most of them dont want to be black.

Yeah, the truth hurts. The cold, harsh reality of INEQUALITY is pretty mean. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

First of all, What kind of sick, twisted politician makes kids cry"??? These poor kids were only trying to do something positive and give to there community. Ms. Hodge CLEARLY is the racist in this picture but as USUAL we are the racist! The NAACP needs to step down and review this entirely before they start the name calling! Max 88! Official ANP Supporter - Virginia - Getting INVOLVED in the RESIGNATION of Ms. Hodge.

Annie Oakley said...

Giving things to Negroes is a big fat waste of time. They're the most ungrateful, surly useless race ever.

Cast not thy pearls before swine. I know these kids meant well, but I hope the Negress gives the quilt back.

Maybe those kids can give the quilt to someone who would really love it, like maybe some older white lady who would treasure it and use it to keep her warm on cold nights?

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 9:34. Niggers make the other colored races look good by comparison. Cant go any lower than afreakans. Funny thing is that the other colored races agree. Whatever 3rd world dump youre from, you dont have to be in America long to figure out black=bad.

I agree with 11:31 as well. White folks SHOULD get involved with getting this babooness fired. But, AS USUAL, ol' whitey just sits on his hands and concerns himslef with "more important" bullshit. (Sports, beer, TV, cars, etc.)

Anonymous said...


This Video shows that Black Supremacy still exist in Western Culture!And the White person needs to shut up!We need to love our Race,because that Racism is relentless against white people who are not fags,Drug users or supportive of Race-Mixing!!! 14/88

Anonymous said...


Witch Nagger!!!