It also has a hilarious subtext to it, as encapsulated by the last time I attended in 2013:
I like how the Edmonton Journal is trying to pretend the parade will start before 12:40. #blackpeopletime http://t.co/C3bGOBsOzZ— FACLC (@FACLC) August 10, 2013
Also, in 2010:
FACT: there is a negative stereotype that black ppl are unreliable employees. UNRELATED FACT: CariWest Parade always >20 mins late.— FACLC (@FACLC) August 7, 2010
And, in 2008:
God I thought the #Cariwest parade started and stopped at Churchill. Has it even started? No sign of it at 101 St. #yeg— FACLC (@FACLC) August 8, 2009
Noticing any patterns here?
So, in the interests of getting this year's parade started on time, I offer you Feynman and Coulter's Love Child's 2015 CariWest Pledge:
If the Edmonton CariWest parade starts before 12:15 this year, I will not use the word "nigger" on social media (this blog, Twitter, Facebook, Disqus, YouTube, etc.) for an entire year.
Ball's in your court, organizers. Get it done on time this year. (But, seriously, people, you realize you've become a running joke, right?)