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

My mother grew up in a part of downtown that was mostly white in the 50's. Then it became mostly black by the 70's (without fanfare, complaint or social justice warrior mobilization).

Now it's some sort of holocaust because it's becoming mostly white again?

All of the above happened as a function of Americans choosing where they wanted to live and selling / buying private property.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 23, 2016 at 2:51 PM

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

Randall, we're not censoring you. The page was probably cached and the comment just didn't load in when you checked back.

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Posted by Sam Spence on September 23, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Hey Duke Grove,
I work in another Charleston restaurant and my health insurance is great with full dental and vision, 401k is a full company match, have 4 weeks paid vacation and make almost 6 figures...you're exactly the jerks this article is referring to.

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Posted by Kyle Anderson on September 23, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Posted by Randall Floyd on September 23, 2016 at 10:19 AM

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

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.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 23, 2016 at 10:14 AM

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

"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.

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Posted by truthrus on September 23, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “James Petigru dared to challenge Confederacy

A fine article, but it's not "throws" of the Civil War....the word is "throes."

Posted by John Butala on September 23, 2016 at 9:55 AM

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

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.”

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM

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

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.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on September 23, 2016 at 9:51 AM

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

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

Mediaite reports:

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.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 23, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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