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Clueless Restaurateur Tries to Celebrate 'White History Month'

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The saga ended with an apology.

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Count Flemington, N.J., restaurant owner Jim Boggess among those who don't understand why there isn't a "White History Month." Boggess recently attempted to celebrate his racial majority heritage with a sign posted in the window of his eatery, Jimbo's Deli, that read, "Celebrate your white heritage in March. White History Month." In less-than-shocking news, neighbors weren't pleased with the declaration, per CBS 2 New York.

One such neighbor, Bhakti Curtis, took the matter to local police, who determined Boggess was within his rights to post the sign. After quite a bit of negative backlash, Boggess eventually apologized and removed the sign. However, he didn't seem to understand why some might be offended. "I love everybody, and everybody should celebrate what they are," he told "I shouldn't have to feel bad about being white."

To put an end to the issue, Boggess and Curtis posed together in a photo that, intentional or not, paid homage to a historic photo of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, and racist Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman.

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