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Re: “If Charleston doesn't get real about social diversity it's going to feel a world of pain

It's a sad truth, but the diversity here is a real problem. The stares and rejection you get while trying to have a good time in Downtown Charleston is a big deterrent for Blacks. I'm sure going to a more urban atmosphere could present some of the same challenges for White patrons as well.

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Posted by Travis Lincoln on September 22, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump up in S.C., Clinton overall; No charges for Spring Valley officer; Who's running for gov?

If you hate the gays, muslims, women, immigrants and the USA, VOTE TRUMP! Trumps patriotism extends only to his wallet and anyone who thinks trump is for them, is delusional. Trump is for trump and NO ONE else!

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 22, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “If Charleston doesn't get real about social diversity it's going to feel a world of pain

We moved here almost 2 yrs ago and deal with the same thing. We are usually 1 of the only or 1 of a few black families around. I would love to see more black people outside of NC. The first thing I asked when I moved here was "Where are the middle class black people"?

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Posted by Jaynaia Williams Griggs on September 22, 2016 at 12:35 AM

Re: “If Charleston doesn't get real about social diversity it's going to feel a world of pain

I'm a native charlestonian now living in Columbia. The Charleston today is not the Charleston of my youth. When I come home and visit familiar neighborhoods and drive around the peninsula, I myself wonder where the black people are....what happened to the neighborhood....what happened to community gathering spots?
Gentrification is almost complete! Families have lost homes due to inability to pay taxes or they have succumbed to pressures to sell ancestral homes.When I read articles about Charleston rarely do I see people of color a and minority owned businesses.
By the way, in addition to the socio-economic differences, there is also a distinction between old money and new money. Thus we have a tale of two charlestons.

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Posted by Pheobe Malloy on September 22, 2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “The City Paper is moving to holier ground

that makes absolutely no sense..... you knew they were holier than themselves?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 21, 2016 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Let’s all wish Bill Murray a happy birthday

Happy Birthday, Bill Murray!!

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Posted by Colleen Riffee on September 21, 2016 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Is Charleston the future of barbecue?

Dukes still operates out of North Charleston, has for 6 decades. The one on JI barely holds a candle to the one on Spruill when it comes to the original texture and taste. 6 items on the menu: Meat, Hash & Rice, Coleslaw, Pickles, Sunbeam Bread, and Sweet Iced Tea. Open Fri-Sat 3-8. Now that's real Southern BBQ.

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Posted by Bennett Goodman on September 21, 2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Let’s all wish Bill Murray a happy birthday

Happy Birthday, you geeeeenius! Your death therapy cured me, you geeeeenius! I heart you, ya meatball! I'd explain how much, but it'd get lost in translation.🤓

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Posted by Jessie Hazard on September 21, 2016 at 9:22 PM

Re: “If Charleston doesn't get real about social diversity it's going to feel a world of pain

Charleston is not going to change. It is what it is.

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Posted by Gunnar on September 21, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Let’s all wish Bill Murray a happy birthday

Happy Birthday. You are my Dr. Leo Marvin.

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Posted by Jessie Hazard on September 21, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “If Charleston doesn't get real about social diversity it's going to feel a world of pain

I'm neither white or black, but I would agree that Charleston is self-seregrated because of economic reason rather than socially racial divided. Charleston downtown are full of tourists (which are mostly whites ... from elsewhere - Charleston is top travel destination. Whites still have the lead on traveling all around the world followed by the Chinese). Plus, Charleston is used to be a golden city of the south in which "old money" is here ... Most houses in downtown is owned by the white elites. College of Charleston is a rich-kid college and dominantly attended by whites in which their major are mostly social science, english, history and art ... ones that do-not-need-to-make-money majors.

It will change soon giving that high-paying jobs are here such as Boeing followed by Mercedes and now Volvo.

5 years ago when I moved here, I was typical the only Asian when going to Costco and you rarely see Blacks shop at Costco. It's now multi-color there :-) ... and will get better ...

Wish for a real Pho restaurant in town. Trust me, none of them are real authentic right now in Charleston as of 09/2016.

Welcome to Charleston!

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Posted by sennix on September 21, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “You can blame Stephen King for the spread of coulrophobia

In 1998 it was fashionable for a Grown Adult to claim that they have a Fear of Clowns now it's just Pathetic & Tired.
99.9% who claim they have Clown o Phobia have Munchausen syndrome. Everyone that reads this can do a favor by exposing this nonsense & don't buy into it. Keep in mind people who have pseudo clown phobia AKA: Munchausen syndrome may be hard to reach because ego is connected into this False persona. They want attention thru acting scared of Children's Entertainers because it's a "Funny Quirk" but it isn't. There's also some Adults who don't like Clowns because they fear being made a fool of & embarrassed. Folks, Comedians are Clowns without makeup! Real Clown o phobia is extremely rare but those who have don't tell the World & They Seek Professional Help.

Posted by Brian Wishnefsky on September 21, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Disparity down the grocery aisles of Mt. Pleasant vs. Downtown

Moo Lee Yom Whole Foods is US owned.

Posted by RASPUTIY on September 21, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “If Charleston doesn't get real about social diversity it's going to feel a world of pain

It is economics, majority of the black population in Charleston are in poverty. A poor black isn't going to come to your cocktail party, they will feel out of place. To me, it starts in school. I had white friends when I was in elementary school, younger kids dont care much about differences. Once I got to junior high, you could count on your hands how many kids were white. In high school it was the same, honestly I felt like the only reason the white kids were there was because of economics just like me. This whole time growing up you are forced to be around your own kind, and their isn't much interaction with whites so is it mental programming? The only way you get reintroduced to diversity is if and when you go to college. Most blacks in the area don't make it that far so it never happens. What about the social work environment? Well poor blacks are most likely to have the service industry jobs and once again there isn't much white people in service industry jobs. So if you want to fix the problem start with school. You are mentally trained there concerning diversity. Side note: Children follow there parents. When parents don't have diverse friendships guess what? And the self-segregation continues. Let me ask: How many blacks or whites do you work with and are you friends? Do you know each others experiences living Charleston? Think on these things, just dropping some insight is all.

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Posted by eden0718 on September 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Let’s all wish Bill Murray a happy birthday

Very Happy Burthday Bill!

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Posted by ljean1313 on September 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council calls for further study of West Ashley bike lane

Please explain how if there was no real bottleneck effect at the point of where the lane was removed how the traffic backups on Maybank and supposedly SamRitt can be blamed on lane closure?

Yes the study was flawed. The lane should have been opened for use not only to see how many users but also to see the effects of less cars.

As for the 3 to 5 minute claim could you please post link as to were that info can be found.

The real traffic delays during evac are on I-26 ( and every day for that matter ) not on the islands. Spend the money on fixing I-26.

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Posted by docsarvis on September 21, 2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “VENUE CHANGE: This weekend's Chucktown Ball moves to North Charleston Coliseum due to weather

Well, so glad I DID NOT buy tickets in advance because I no longer plan to attend!! I'm sorry, but the North Charleston Coliseum SUCKS!! The sound quality inside that crappy little arena is HORRIBLE and unless you're too big to miss (i.e. PHISH) I refuse to waste the money!! The last time I saw Panic there you couldn't hear anything other than a jumbled collection of noise. Back when they moved that all-day fest with Panic & Yonder from outside at Patriots Point to inside at the coliseum I made the decision I wouldn't waste my time or money going to a show there ever again!! Sorry folks, but that place SUCKS!!

I think it's time that Charleston gets with the program and provides us with BOTH a good indoor & outdoor venue!!

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Posted by Jakob on September 21, 2016 at 5:41 PM
Posted by rorytmeadows on September 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council calls for further study of West Ashley bike lane

Because the 45 seconds was at the bridge, not beyond it. Even they admitted to the mistake of not analyzing the oncoming roads and traffic. The real number, if I recall, sits at 3-5 minutes if not more.

Plus, remember, the DOT can take back the lane at ANY time. Even before construction is finished, hence them trying to rush an analysis by the DOT now.

Also, when you live in an evac zone and complain about roads being built until after you get hit with a storm and can't get out, then you deserve to be washed away in the surge.

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Posted by rorytmeadows on September 21, 2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “The City Paper is moving to holier ground

WE ALWAYS KNEW Y'ALL WERE HOLIER THAN THOU

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Posted by Andy Anderson 2 on September 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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