I got my post erased for telling an anecdotal story about a black club owner who didn't want blacks in his club. I said in the post that I was repeating what he told me. City paper comments are only for people whose narrative fits what the City paper thinks is right. From now on, I will never read the CCP and discourage anyone else form reading it. If I see stacks of them at restaurants I will pick them all up and recycle them. If they have the right to censor me, I will censor them.
"The city was built on our backs and now has forced us out,,,," Come on now. Stop playing the victim. Charlotte street and surrounding area has been around a long time and has changed with time and will continue to change. Look at the area around Hampton Park and northern rutledge ave. It changed from the 40's and 50's, then the 60's and 70's and so on. Being born on John Street as were my parents I can attest to the changes. You were not forced out, you chose to leave.
Obama Slams Trump’s Comments On Race: Even 8-Year-Olds Know Slavery Wasn’t Good For Black People - https://youtu.be/d61nRy1h930
September 23, 2016 2016 Election, Politics, Racism
ABC News reports:
President Barack Obama said the nation’s police have “a really tough job” for which they should be honored and supported, but he said the perception of discrimination in the justice system should be “a source of concern for all Americans.”
Speaking in an exclusive interview with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its opening this weekend, the president responded when asked about the recent unrest in cities across America following controversial police shootings.
Pointing to remarks Trump has recently made in which he has said African-Americans have never been worse off than they are today and that they should vote for him because they have nothing to lose, the president said: “You know, I think even most 8-year-olds’ll tell you that whole slavery thing wasn’t very good for black people. Jim Crow wasn’t very good for black people.”
He added that it was important that white Americans understand the legacy of “lawful segregation in this country just a decade ago,” adding: “It’s unrealistic to think that somehow that all just completely went away, because the Civil Rights Act was passed or because Oprah’s making a lot of money or because I was elected president. You know, that’s not how society works. And if you have hundreds of years of racial discrimination it’s likely that the vestiges of that discrimination linger on. And we should acknowledge that and own that.”
Being a traveling musician, I know a black club owner who invites country music to his restaurant and nightclub to run black people out of his club. He said, he doesn't make any money off black people. In his own words he said, "they don't but drinks and make lemonade at the table with free lemons and sugar and don't tip his staff. He said they also smuggle in their own booze. I don't know how common this is, but I have no reason to believe the guy is lying. He said he tried to have a black club and security and economic reasons put him out of business. If any of that is true, I could see many club owners doing the same thing. I'm not saying what he did was right, but going out of business and being bankrupt because of unruly and cheating customers isn't right either.
White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tells BBC: Donald Trump’s Arrow Is Pointing In Our Direction [VIDEO] https://youtu.be/1TIodunutPQ
September 22, 2016 2016 Election, Extremists, Racism
In a BBC report that aired Thursday, a white nationalist leader named Richard Spencer explained that Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of what the white nationalist movement has been doing for years. “Donald Trump came along and I feel like my movement and ideology, we can be a kind of vanguard for a presidential candidate,” Spencer said. “His arrow is pointing in our direction.” Spencer is the president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank founded in 2005 and based in Virginia, and “a radical white separatist whose goal is the establishment of a white ethno-state in North America,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He resides in Whitefish, Montana, where the interview took place.
further proof nothing happens in government. study paid for. consensus taken and decided on in councils and social media. and...nothing. let's talk in circles for a few more nothing.
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My family is one of the very few black families that still owns several homes in downtown Charleston. Gentrification has truly taken its toll on the neighborhoods on the peninsula that were once mostly African American. As a black professional, I had to move to Columbia to provide my family with the diversity that was lacking in my hometown and also an affordable home in a good neighborhood. As the home prices and property taxes continue to rise, the population of downtown will continue to become less and less diverse. When I visit, I ask the same question...where are the black people? On a recent visit my son was walking our dog near our family home on Charlotte street, and this was so unusual that a "neighbor" rushed inside, locked her doors and turned on all of her porch lights as if in fear. The city was built on our backs and now has forced us out and driven up housing prices unrealistically. Personally, I think it is too far gone to ever be repaired. Unless you choose to live in North Charleston, Summerville, etc., you will not see much diversity now and definitely not in the near future.
Very interesting comments especially those on old money and new money.
The reason there was no real bottleneck effect where the lane was removed is because actual drivers “appeared to be less aggressive when congestion occurred in the merge area” compared to their computer counterparts. So people were getting in the right lane way ahead of the lane removal and therefore sitting in a ridiculously long line to get to and across the bridge.
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I moved here from NY 4 years ago. I have never seen so many people who do not make eye contact and say hello when passing on the sidewalks. I feel a division and a sadness here. Charleston is a beautiful city still suffering from the past, and rightly so. My heart breaks for the injustices that have happened in the past and continue today. I am still adjusting to the changes of the move from NY. I pray for equality and unity.
I've lived in Charleston, SC for ten (10) years and I'm still looking for and wondering where the black people are... Please let me know when and if you find them. It is extremely hard to find black professionals in this area.
It would be lovely if we could just think of ourselves as people, rather than "black" people or "white" people. Maybe then we can steer away from this "us and them" mentality that plays a huge part in keeping racism alive.
Just hang out with who you wanna hang out with. Diversity for the sake of diversity is stupid, and puts too mu h of an emphasis on skin color for no reason. If you meet somebody, and they seem cool, and you actually feel like having another friend, then hang out with them because of who they are, rather than what they look like. Jesus.
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.
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!
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"?
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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