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Calls for cotton to be eradicated from society begin, because… racism

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Talk about living in the past…

A woman with both feet firmly planted in the 19th century took great issue with a Texas Hobby Lobby selling cotton as a decorative home accessory.

In a Facebook post, Daniell Rider projected her personal, racially tinged tastes on a hyper-sensitive nation.

“There is nothing decorative about raw cotton,” Rider declared. “A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. Please remove this decor.”

Rider doesn’t seem to grasp that cotton today is not picked by slaves — which may be an indication that she’s a regular viewer at MSNBC.

But if Rider is looking for sympathy — little was offered in the comment section of her post — she need look no further than Lipscomb University.

Located in Tennessee, the school’s president begged forgiveness after hosting black students in his home while daring to display a cotton decoration.

“The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” explained school president Randy Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.”

Welcome to post-Obama America.

Tom Tillison

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