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Re: “The City Paper is moving to holier ground

Holy Shit

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 21, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

Tru it's a nice read if you are I the young adult section of your life

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Posted by johnwhoknowswhat on September 21, 2016 at 4:02 PM

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

You say what are people of means doing to help fix the problem. So answer me this. What has Collin Kapernick done to use his influence to help the American racial divide? All of a sudden after 7 years in the NFL when his ability no longer puts him in a starters role and he's no longer in the newspaper headlines he NOW decides to offer in protest his support by not standing for the National Anthem? Is it just a publicity stunt? Has he donated his time? Has he donated his money? Heck has he even done something like donate his name to the cause? No he has not done anything other that to rile the crowd which is shameful.

I support your efforts. Instead of sitting on the sideline talking about an issue get involved. Donate your time, effort, money to the cause and make a positive difference not just use some stupid stunt to create adversity.

Best of luck and get people on their feet.

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Posted by Jeff Berryhill on September 21, 2016 at 3:21 PM

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

This is a great article, when I moved to Charleston 26 years ago, the first time I went downtown to the market I didn't see a lot of black people and I wondered why. I asked someone and their response was "they don't want us down there" my response was "they who?" The person said "those white folk" I said to them "this is a free country and you can go wherever you want" this article explains a lot.

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Posted by Craig CaptainCraig Lewis on September 21, 2016 at 3:02 PM

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

Let's see if I have this straight - council not willing to spend $3 million on pedestrian lane that will only cost car drivers :45 seconds in commute time but are pushing for spending upwards of $700 million to extend I-526 that will only save drivers :90 seconds of commute time ( not to mention the $500,000 just to restart the process )

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Posted by docsarvis on September 21, 2016 at 2:32 PM

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

Great article Shanie! I'm a native and it's good to hear your perspective as a newer resident. I will submit to you that some of what you are experiencing might be age related as well. As a suburban wife, mother and career professional, my social circles are very diverse, especially with activities involving our children. But, as I remember my single days here, I remember exactly what you are writing about. Most of the social events I attended were sponsored by African-American organizations (i.e. fraternities, sororities, other urban/society organizations/musical). You are right, we can do better. Welcome to Charleston!

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Posted by Adrian Grimes on September 21, 2016 at 1:41 PM

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

Yeah because everyone loves to ride home in 90 degrees and pop up thunderstorms.

This should have been done years ago. Now with the growth already happening and planned, DOT would just re-claim the lane soon after.

Weed out the feel-gooders, the hippies, the people that won't ride because of distance to the bridge, and the people that won't ride 75% of the time and what are you left with ridership wise?

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Posted by rorytmeadows on September 21, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Facts and feelings

DONALD TRUMP WILL WIN BY 3+% POINTS,HILARY IS DONE

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Posted by John Byram on September 21, 2016 at 12:40 PM

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

Best way to alleviate traffic would be to offer alternate solutions. I.e put in a bike lane. It's the if you build it, they will come concept. The only real problem with that is how people of the greater Charleston area lack any foresight and do not seem to adapt to change very well.

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Posted by Bear Barrow on September 21, 2016 at 12:22 PM

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

With the significant wealth divide between white families and black families in SC (P&C reported $133K v $14K median net worth) reinforces the notion that the problem is much deeper than self segregation, which is no new concept here in Charleston or other major cities around the country. Perhaps it's more systemic rather than not showing up or being invited to a cocktail party in an affluent part of town... but rooted in equitable education, hiring practices, housing, etc...which you mention. Real data on the issue would benefit this lagging element of Charleston's growth.

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Posted by Gage Lewis on September 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM

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

I'm happy to read someone who is addressing the mutual self-segregation reality behind Charleston's over arching racial disparity and not just putting blame squarely on white people being racists. I firmly believe that most segregation (all race aside) sits upon socio-economic lines; I want to be around people with mutual goals and interests and who are positive influences. If you don't meet this standard, I don't really want to be around you in a social setting and won't allow you into my circle. Now take that and plug in different descriptors and you have universal self-segregation. Frankly, I'm ok with it.

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Posted by Craig D on September 21, 2016 at 11:57 AM

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

"When I first moved here, I remember hearing that some local organizations were considering offering scholarships or reduced ticket prices to encourage people of color to attend events. That's just insulting. What on earth would make someone think that the only way a black person can attend a charity event is if he or she is receiving charity?"

Basically, in a microcosm, this is the policy of the Democrats towards blacks for decades. Indeed, you should feel insulted!

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 21, 2016 at 11:32 AM

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

We get it, you're against Trump. No one cares.

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Posted by rorytmeadows on September 21, 2016 at 11:32 AM

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

I agree, take that leap, jump that hurdle, but randomly inviting a nobody or even someone with a personality you don't like is not what we're talking about, right?

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Posted by rorytmeadows on September 21, 2016 at 11:23 AM

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

Ride your little bikes right into the Ashley.

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Posted by rorytmeadows on September 21, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “This meat-eater is just a big fat guilt-ridden hypocrite

MEAT is my password

Posted by Guy Leonard on September 21, 2016 at 11:19 AM

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

Agree 100%. Great article.

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Posted by dmgreen on September 21, 2016 at 11:12 AM

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

Great article and 100% on point. Thank you for raising this issue! Sometimes it takes the viewpoint of someone newer to the area to highlight what long-time residents have become accustomed to. We can do better as a city and things definitely need to change.

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Posted by dmgreen on September 21, 2016 at 11:11 AM

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

Having grown up in Park Forest, Illinois (suburb 50 miles south of Chicago) during the 70's-80's I can honestly say that my little town over forty years ago was much more progressive than Charleston is now. Currently, I live in Columbia, South Carolina, which is much more inclusive and diverse due to the University of South Carolina's many other transplants. Time to move forward Charleston & talk, no, shout out just how important cultural diversity is by loving and including all from conversations to social events.

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Posted by Joan M Amado on September 21, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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