U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-04-2019, 07:33 PM
 
518 posts, read 446,550 times
Reputation: 722

Advertisements

Another Xmas parade cancelled:
https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-new...atDRVhwtXwviKM

First Garner and now this one.

My two cents: These controversial groups shouldn’t be allowed to march in the parades, we should keep it light.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-04-2019, 08:05 PM
DPK
 
4,060 posts, read 4,510,446 times
Reputation: 5281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiona8484 View Post
Another Xmas parade cancelled:
https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-new...atDRVhwtXwviKM

First Garner and now this one.

My two cents: These controversial groups shouldn’t be allowed to march in the parades, we should keep it light.
I agree -- a Christmas parade isn't the time or place to bring all these politics into the mix. It's supposed to be a "happy time" for all. Leave your politics at home.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 08:52 PM
 
13,468 posts, read 7,552,283 times
Reputation: 46398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiona8484 View Post
Another Xmas parade cancelled:
https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-new...atDRVhwtXwviKM

First Garner and now this one.

My two cents: These controversial groups shouldn’t be allowed to march in the parades, we should keep it light.
Agreed!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 08:55 PM
 
7,426 posts, read 5,406,702 times
Reputation: 5992
I disagree - it's a slippery slope when you start banning certain groups. These groups know the controversy that surrounds them, and should respect the fact that these are family friendly events. I feel bad for the kids.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 09:00 PM
 
518 posts, read 446,550 times
Reputation: 722
Perhaps the pro-confederacy group could have stepped aside and not ruined Xmas for the kiddos?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
19,933 posts, read 29,764,292 times
Reputation: 15761
It's not about groups that are or are not marching, it's about groups with their own agenda showing up to disrupt things. All you're doing is letting these people win by cancelling.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 09:16 PM
 
518 posts, read 446,550 times
Reputation: 722
But, if this group stepped aside, there wouldn’t be any reason for disrupters to show up.

I understand why it’s being cancelled.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 09:44 PM
Status: "Liberated but watchful" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: North Carolina
4,983 posts, read 3,017,239 times
Reputation: 9013
I agree with everyone that this is unfortunate and probably an embarrassment for people who live there and especially those who manage the parades. I don't remember these kinds of groups being in any other Christmas parades I can think of. Maybe this particular organization chapter is more aggressive about grandstanding in an event that has nothing to do with them? Garner and Wake Forest are the only two towns in the state that have felt the need to do this, unless something has changed very recently.

It also appears, if I'm understanding correctly, that the town governments (in this case Wake Forest and Garner) are responsible for the parades. If the parades were managed by a private entity, such as a Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Merchant Association (receiving funding from private dues rather than tax dollars), I'm thinking they would have some more leeway to tell a group with the potential to stir up trouble "No thank you. You're not consistent with what we want for this parade. Goodbye.", since they're the ones who get to pick and choose who represents the underlying spirit of their agency. If it is the local government responsible for approving participants, their hands might be tied more as far as 1st amendment issues. That might be a strategy to consider for future years to help avoid this kind of problem again.

Last edited by Jowel; 12-04-2019 at 10:02 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2019, 09:58 PM
 
518 posts, read 446,550 times
Reputation: 722
The Christmas Parade in Apex is done by the Apex Rotary. I have only been once, but I do not recall any controversial groups being involved.
https://apexrotary.org/

I’m not sure about who runs the Garner or WF parades. Good point about the local governments.... I’m curious now!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-05-2019, 05:16 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
19,933 posts, read 29,764,292 times
Reputation: 15761
The article said a local non profit sponsors the parade,that’s all. I wonder.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top