Yeah, you have to be careful here you can't be "too black" depending on what kind of friends you want. Anyway I'm happy you brought this up. I'm also looking froward to you're thought provoking columns.
White Americans love freedom until it is exercised in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. Your shirt being a prime example. Or minorities open carrying. Or minorities kneeling during a national anthem. Or flag burning. When these things happen, the "stop being so PC and offended all the time!" crowd becomes the ones taking grievous offense, often comparing the behaviors that threaten their ironically delicate sensibilities to treason.
I would like to see the shirt. Or the symbol anyways. I think the only symbol that would really make me react that way would be nazi symbols. Also... Haven't you been on the Rachel maddow show?
I look forward to your columns. *adds you to the list of things that make living in SC fun*
I can definitely relate. There is a difference between being friendly and being friends.
Alison in communion with Angelina and Sarah, Septima and Carrie, is a most lovely thought, inspiring a smile, and tears.
If you think the evacuation time table was premature, consider the difference in how long it took to get out of town compared to back in. When you spread things out, you reduce the stress on the roads and flow works. I got to Cola on Thursday morning faster than I've ever gotten there. Coming back on Sunday, when everyone was doing the same, it took an extra two hours.
The damage to our area was comparatively light, but that has much to do with the luck of the tides (see what happened in Hilton Head, Dafuskie, Savannah, and lower NC) and a few miles of track for the loose eyewall. Yes, it hurts to lose business because people evacuated, but people evacuated because one of the largest Atlantic storms in memory was coming our way. Rick Scott waited to issue evac orders in Florida and they had a giant cluster getting people out of the way. Governor Haley and her supporting cast of state and local actors did a fine job of guiding all coastal residents through the evacuation process.
I think that this is the most important set of words in the whole article, when it comes to moving forward: "...having panel discussions about diversity rather than simply having diverse panels." More of us need to remember this when organizing and initiating cool things. It's easy to reach out to your inner circle to get things done. It's much more important to do the work to expand that circle to include a greater range of viewpoints and experiences. If we do so, we will get bigger things done. There's no question about it.
So, you mean there are equal numbers of all genders and races choosing to put in the hard work to succeed in getting the correct degrees, certifications, experience, etc in this high-demand field...but only white males get hired? Fascinating!
The tech industry has a large shortage of workers. ANYONE who has a passion for tech will get a job. There is a shortage of women and minorities in the tech industry, but it isn't because we are not hiring them, it is because they are not applying.
The greedy One Hour Limit parking deal is driving visitors , diners, and business patrons away from DT Charleston.
Y'all come to peaceful, happy James Island! :-)
All of this guy's articles are him just complaining about his own issues but in this smug way where he acts like he's talking for "the little guy". How did he even get this gig writing for city paper? Notice how he doesn't mention that he's getting paid to complain about something he probably would have posted on facebook anyway. And that picture of that smug look on his face certainly isn't doing him any favors either. I bet he's one of those people who drives a hybrid and thinks that therefore he shouldn't have to pay parking tickets because he's God's gift to the world. So now he thinks he should be exempt from parking tickets, waiters (which he just HAPPENS to be) should have a mandatory 20% tip, and if you ask someone a friendly question like "are you in school"?, he has a hissy fit. Why is this smug, eccentric man getting paid to write this crap?
though you have some interesting points you really come off as a pussy in most of your articles. i work F&B downtown and my employer gave me a 24/7 parking spot. nice perk. find a better employer or better yet why not work in park circle and bike or walk to work?
because Heaven forbid we do our own cooking, right? Dining out is a luxury, not a necessity, and unless the employees are of the 90s or are Millenials we owe them nothing. The 90s kids and Millenials are different, of course, we owe them everything, it's their Birthright.
Yeah that a catch 22 isn't it? Cause without servers, cooks, support help you cant get fed. Suppose you go to an establishment and no one seats you or takes your order or prepares your meal or cleans up after it.
Not much of a dining experience there huh?That's one step away from a dead pigeon on a willow stick fire seared over a burn barrel delightfully presented in a wad of old newspaper.
Lets see that get an award or a food network accolade.
Quite the chicken or the egg conundrum.
What came first the establishment or the patron?
Let us park for free???? perhaps the F&b should deduct the cost of parking from the patrons bills, why should they pay to park to patronize your establishment and put money in your pocket? without the patrons you don't exist.
This is about Rileyesgue graft and backroom dealings, big hotels make big money for years and years. They share that wealth with the powers that permit them to operate. (donations, parking fees, leases) Charleston has been this way for 200 years.
Follow the money and see how it goes. The rich and powerful get more and we get less.
That is the way of the world (hackers unite)
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