I'm surprised that Detroit and Chicago (despite the excellent organizational efforts by our best and brightest in some communities there) aren't in that list.
What I'm not surprised about is that the comments mostly discuss topics not related to the article.
This is good. But I thought nothing good could happen under McConnell's leadership?
Maybe, just maybe, the sky isn't falling, Chicken Little?
Don't you think you're being awfully narrow minded? Not only do you have a narrow view of what constitutes "reparations" but you also seem to want to ignore American history from 1865-1965. The Civil War didn't end the systematic oppression of blacks. The Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and Fair Housing Act did. Plenty of people you know were alive 50 years ago when these bills passed. Therefore, there are plenty of people alive today who were raised in an America that systematically and intentionally prevented them from acquiring wealth.
Have the Civil Rights Acts worked? Look at the stats. In 2.5 generations, the percentage of black 25 year-olds with a high school diploma has risen from 25% to 85%. The percentage of blacks entering college has risen from 4% to 21%. Blacks in poverty have dropped from 40% to 27% and black children in poverty have dropped from 67% to 40%. This is incredible progress that never seems to get any attention and it really illustrates the extent of the oppression.
yeah William Henry Harrison !!
In office so short and still did more for his country than President Obama has in 6 years.
I think the op is making at least a few rhetorical errors (equating McConnell's defense of himself by citing his supporters with him not being willing to listen to his detractors, and, an even more egregious logical error, the implication that your (the op) opinions are the only valid ones).
So, I agree that some of her post is indeed unintentionally ironic, but not the parts you cite. It has been a consistent position of a western, Liberal society that all positions can be tolerated but those that themselves lead to intolerance. That's not hypocritical but a NECESSARY condition for such a society's existence.
Five cities – Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland and Oklahoma City – are the U.S. capitals of gang homicide.
That's according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also found that homicides in each of those cities have their own local flavor.
I wish all these people that want Charleston to grow into some huge, sprawling city would just move to a big city now and get it over with.
Many people here are right, American culture in general, not just nerd culture, is rape culture. You consider it rape culture when princess Leia is in her slave outfit, is it now the same whenever "non-nerd" heterosexual men, ogle at models in a maxim or sports illustrated? I've known many people, myself included, who are a part of nerd culture. There are some wonderful people, who come together over common interests. Yes, we are the social pariahs, yes we are a little more awkward when we talk to women, but that only because we are not just looking for sex, any female we find interest in is a potential life partner, that's we are looking for, not sex, or contact, but someone we can interact with that will at least tolerate our nerdy habits, and love us nonetheless. Sir, as I understand, this may be an opinion piece, but as a writer I expect for you to look at both sides, I guess I am asking too much.
William Henry Harrison, best prez eva!
Does Ms. Piepmeier not see the irony in her statements? She prattles on with the hackneyed diversity sermons totally missing the point that her brand of diversity is quite exclusive. It doesn't allow for those holding views to which she objects. I object to your views, Glenn McConnell, therefore my idea of diversity should exclude you from being my college's president.
Given her advice to McConnell to shut his mouth and listen, one can only imagine her advice to her students as she rambles on in the classroom. She works for a public institution. Perhaps she feels threatened that a women's and gender studies program has no public good. Perhaps such programs graduate students with little practical skills and whose only hopes are to hide away in the halls of the academy milking the taxpayer dollar. (See NY Times article on Cortney Munna, a religious and women's studies major, and student loan debt.)
As for the whiny professors who are leaving or threatening to do so, good riddance. Certainly don't send your children to College of Charleston. Send them where they can have your own close-minded views of the world unchallenged and flippantly affirmed.
Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet, When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Pronghorn is right, without the Folly Road Huddle House, we prob would not even crack the top 10.
Speaking of pyramids, Obama has formed one of his own. He has us on the fast track to the bottom. Perhaps this was the reference his wife was talking about when, despite her titular and high-paying jobs, she said she could finally be proud to be an American.
If you go there, you are exposed to poisonous tobacco smoke.
Not smoke free, not acceptable.
I'm not clear on your point then, unless your point is that I do require him to earn some respect and overcome his despicable behavior by making some kind of legitimate effort to redeem himself. If that's the case, then... uh, ok, I'm fine with proving your point because that is exactly where I am coming from and seems perfectly reasonable to me.
MY point was that McConnell seems just fine being McConnell and has never really displayed, over decades in the public eye, any desire to be someone else, and that assuming a cushy and giftwrapped retirement gig does not seem likely to inspire him.
Maybe I'll be wrong, and he's got the job so he certainly has the opportunity to prove himself. But expecting criticism of his past behavior to just go *poof* because "hey, he's new on the job, cut him some slack" is just silly and childish.
The truth is that you don't think he ought to be criticized because he's Republican. That's fine, just don't go around pretending that you're winning any arguments with that perspective.
Bessinger is burning in hell with Reagan.
I wish them luck. That is a tough business to go into when the neighborhood isn't quite ready for it yet. Westside seems to be the next neighborhood that all of the hipsters will be moving into, all the while complaining about gentrification, but I am not sure if there is enough local market for them yet. Hopefully they are well heeled financially if they need to hang on for awhile before the business builds up.
Agree, and who the hell would argue that Oklahoma City is a great place to move to, yet more people are moving there than Charleston.
Haven't made it down there in a while but this might get me back through the door. We have always had really good meals at pretty reasonable prices when have been there.
"Where as Charleston is experiencing amazing growth: http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/13/2817014…"
In the eye of the beholder there, the Charleston metro has a growth rate of 5% from 2010 to 2012 and picks up 30,000 people, and Oklahoma City has a growth rate of 3.3% and picks up 45,000 people while Nashville,TN has a growth rate of 3% and picks up 60,000 people. Since 50% more people are moving to Oklahoma City than Charleston, you would guess Oklahoma CIty is a more desireable place to live than Charleston. Now, that amazing!
Again, thank you for proving my point.
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