April 17, 2015 7:30 am -


After Jim Boggess put a sign in his deli window promoting “White History Month” business dried up.

Within a few days, a number of outraged customers had made their feelings known to the owner, and it wasn’t long before business started drying up. Although Boggess took down the sign and promptly apologized to Bhakti Curtis, a neighbor who had first noticed it, the feeling of ill will created by the incident forced the deli to close shortly afterwards.

Now Boggess is struggling to cope financially, and has posted an appeal on the fundraising website GoFundMe. Claiming that the response he got to his sign was unfair, he has called it “Jimbo’s white history sign gone bad.” He tells his readers that a growing list of creditors are demanding payment for bills at his business and at home which he is no longer able to cover. “I don’t think I deserve this just because I wanted to be proud of being white and be able to celebrate my heritage like everyone else does. If you read this, please leave a comment and what state you’re from so I can see where my support is from,” Boggess writes in his appeal.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Deli Shutters After Sign For ‘White History Month’

  1. Larry Schmitt April 17th, 2015 at 8:15 am

    How many millions did he get from Gofundme? He’s obviously a member of the persecuted majority, the people too stupid to operate a business without committing commercial suicide.

  2. Warman1138 April 17th, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I have a feeling that more of these things are going to be happening and that’s sad.

    • Larry Schmitt April 17th, 2015 at 8:51 am

      It’s also no one’s fault but theirs. It’s their own stupid acts that are killing their businesses.

      • Warman1138 April 17th, 2015 at 9:40 am

        I feel sad for the people affected, customers and neighbors alike. The business however I feel pity for them for their lack of empathy.

        • Larry Schmitt April 17th, 2015 at 9:46 am

          It’s good for their competitors though.

        • whatthe46 April 17th, 2015 at 9:53 am

          he got exactly what he deserved. like Larry S said, it’s good for his competitors.

  3. Obewon April 17th, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Free market Darwinism rendered Jimbo’s deli extinct.

    • Chinese Democracy April 17th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      lol Libertarianism in action.. NOW I get what Rand Paul was saying to Maddow

  4. Suzanne McFly April 17th, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I would feel proud of our stupid population if there really isn’t a go fund me site set up, maybe lessons have been learned?

    • Larry Schmitt April 17th, 2015 at 9:15 am

      We can dream, can’t we?

    • whatthe46 April 17th, 2015 at 9:39 am

      he set it up himself. lets see how much he raises.

      • granpa.usthai April 17th, 2015 at 10:56 am

        white racist that MOOCH off of white racist can only go so long until they begin MOOCHING off themselves. Same goes for the ‘religious’ homophobic crowd. First MOOCHERS gets the mosties. MOOCHER LAW 1.

      • Suzanne McFly April 17th, 2015 at 10:56 am

        I bet he also donates some money to himself in hopes to stir up others to do the same.

  5. Budda April 17th, 2015 at 9:24 am

    His “sign” showed poor judgement. I would not be too surprised if that poor judgement contributed to a failing business long before the sign went up.

    • whatthe46 April 17th, 2015 at 9:32 am

      he knew what he was doing. he put that there knowing what the response would be and went straight to gofundme. the best place to win the lottery if you’re a racist or bigot.

    • granpa.usthai April 17th, 2015 at 10:52 am

      also shows he shouldn’t go into the sign making business.

  6. Foundryman April 17th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    This is what happens when one spends so much time listening to talk radio or fox news, they literally go blind.

    • allison1050 April 17th, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Another that doesn’t realize or admit that Every day in Amerika is white history month.

      • granpa.usthai April 17th, 2015 at 10:50 am

        except for kill the white landlord day?

    • granpa.usthai April 17th, 2015 at 10:50 am

      if Obama had showed up, he’d have probably served Him FIRST (to hell with the people standing in line) with the lame excuse he was serving his mama’s side.

  7. granpa.usthai April 17th, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I’m thinking about putting up a sign:

    just to see how many people really pay attention.

  8. jybarz April 17th, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I thought his name is Boggeddown.

    • jasperjava April 17th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      More like “bogus”.

  9. Chinese Democracy April 17th, 2015 at 11:45 am

    new conservative scam
    do something bigoted
    claim religious/ other t baggery freedom
    start a gofundme page

  10. ExPFCWintergreen April 17th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    White Male Conservative 101: The Almighty Free Market says I can put my sign up! And the Almighty Free Market is never wrong! The Almighty Free Market will solve all the world’s problems!

    White Male Conservative 102: The Almighty Free Market forced me to close my deli after I put my sign up! That’s wrong! Give me money before the Almighty Free Market creates a world full of problems for me!

    • Warman1138 April 17th, 2015 at 2:21 pm


  11. Anomaly 100 April 17th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Apparently he’s back in business and he and the other dude made friends and sealed it with a handshake.

  12. Pjs8200 April 17th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    He raised a whopping $215 in 4 days.

    • Chinese Democracy April 17th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      that he didn’t deserve