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Re: “If the Confederacy had won, slavery would have continued in the South

the simple truth is that if not for the greed of a black man named Anthony Johnson who fought in court to keep the black people who signed 7yr indentured servant contracts with him for life; slavery would never have existed in America at all.

Please also ignore the facts that thousands of free blacks enslaved many thousands more black slaves in every state and territory north and south. In Charleston alone black households (35% of them to be exact) owned well over 4,000 black slaves before the war. At the height of slavery only 33% of whites in the south owned slaves...but let's show our unending hatred for white people every chance we can! Thankfully the US census can't be rewritten like history has been.

4 states and several territories were all pro-slavery and fought for the union. Slavery was phasing itself out because attitudes and economies were changing. Several confederate generals did not own slaves, nor did they believe in slavery.

It's unbelievable how people can be so completely self absorbed to try to make a civil war about them when they weren't important to either side of the conflict.

Posted by Joz Molody on June 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “S.C. to end segregation of HIV-positive prisoners

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Posted by Mary Tracy on June 23, 2015 at 3:03 PM

Re: “We owe it to the Emanuel Nine to take action against racism

The quote from Dr. Martin Luther King speaks volumes.
"History will have to record the greatest tragedy of this social transition was not the strident clamor of bad people, but the appalling silence of good people."

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Posted by jtred98 on June 23, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Ben Tillman was a racist, terrorist, and murderer: It's time to take down his statue

All of this is beside the point. There are many people out there stirring up the pot to create division among us. We are not following the "norm" here with our love trumps hate and all of these issues should be put on back burner till the tragedy of last week has healed.

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Posted by kirstencol on June 23, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Wanna email Gov. Haley directly? Well, now you can: nrh@gov.sc.gov

I was raised in SC. Near the little town of Olanta in the 1940s and 50s. I'm with the Governor. Governor, bring this flag down. Some may use the "We have a right to fly this flag over the Capital." Please remember, there are times when rights must be yielded for the good of others. As a former pastor I have worked for civil and human rights in the community where I served. Let's have racial unity and harmony. For the good of all, stay the course and lower this flag for all time.

Posted by David Moore on June 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Tech-Up, Step-Up program brings Gullah/Geechee generations together

This is such a dynamic program. As a native resident along the Gullah Geechie Corridor, I'm constantly seeking creative ways to stay connected to my heritage in particular for my biracial son's sake. Like the young girls you serve, I want him to be well informed of his background on both sides so that he won't grow up misinformed or asHamed, but rather proud of the blended soul that God has masterly woven him to be in this day in age. Blessings along your journey, thank you for sharing.

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Posted by clarabonita on June 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

ALL Lives matter, Period. Any other distinction just continues to divide us. Black lives are no more important than white lives, and MORE white people ARE being profiled and killed by overzealous majority-race cops in astounding numbers. Read the numbers, its a fact.

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Posted by uninterested on June 23, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Mayor Riley: Confederate flag has been ‘appropriated as a symbol of hate’

This flag needs to be BANNED from ANY exposure and made to be a hate crime to fly it ANYWHERE! It WILL be taken down just like that WEAK, PATHETIC, LOSER Lee and his band of LOW IQ rednecks were!

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Posted by Northface on June 23, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

"Black lives matter, because all lives matter. What's the difference, and why is the distinction so important?"

Because white people are not being profiled and killed by overzealous majority-race cops in astounding numbers, or being disproportionately incarcerated for similar crimes.

The distinction matters because white lives have ALWAYS very prominently mattered in this country. It's a foregone conclusion.

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Posted by leemajors on June 23, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

No matter what situation you have there is gonna be someone or some people who try to distract people from the actual message n spread hate n negativity because they do not want the message getting out so we have to dodge the negativity n hate continue the message

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Posted by Beth Kennedy on June 23, 2015 at 5:49 AM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

Truly do not understand the controversy over this. I get that this dude's not legit so that's not cool, but it seems to me like the semantics of his statement are pretty sound. Black lives matter, because all lives matter. What's the difference, and why is the distinction so important? We're all people, black or white or otherwise, and we all deserve the same rights. One nation, unified against oppression all in agreement that we shouldn't see color when it comes to our human rights, so why dwell on something that only serves to divide us based on skin color? In the famous words of MLK quoting the Declaration, "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal."

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Posted by Adam Zhu on June 23, 2015 at 1:19 AM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

Thank you, Paul! BLM Charleston members are grateful for your prompt and accurate reporting. We appreciate you exposing this fraud and helping people understand why the message of Black Lives Matter should not be diluted.

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Posted by Laurie Bee on June 23, 2015 at 12:37 AM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

And landsnark - Right Here, Buddy.

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Posted by Todd Gaines on June 22, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

I am so happy you cleared that up.

I can sleep peacefully now.

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Posted by Todd Gaines on June 22, 2015 at 11:51 PM

Re: “No, a national #BlackLivesMatter leader did not say, ‘All Lives Matter’

Jay Johnson aka "Grandmaster Jay" is a snake and a fraud who has been exposed many times over the years but still keeps managing to slither his way back into the limelight. Just the sight of him makes my blood boil. We should all do everything we can to expose opportunistic parasites like him!

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Posted by Fred Thematik-Tbb Krugrr on June 22, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Mayor Riley: Confederate flag has been ‘appropriated as a symbol of hate’

I'm confused. It's OK to say that the Confederate flag is an honorable symbol that has been mis-appropriated as a symbol of hate, but the Muslim religion is not?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Two-day festival, Holy City Hope, in the works for August to benefit the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

Click on the link in the article that says "Emanuel AME Benefit Show Planning" and join that Facebook group. I'm the volunteer coordinator, I'll get you added from there. Thanks for volunteering!

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Posted by Whitney Harper on June 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Two-day festival, Holy City Hope, in the works for August to benefit the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

Also, try to get in touch with Josh Turner. His parents still live in Hananhan. This is a wonderful idea, haven't been able to participate in some of the things going on because of work that's why I'm asking about volunteering.

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Posted by Jessica Snodgrass on June 22, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Two-day festival, Holy City Hope, in the works for August to benefit the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

How can I volunteer to help?

Posted by Jessica Snodgrass on June 22, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Mayor Riley: Confederate flag has been ‘appropriated as a symbol of hate’

It's a great day in South Carolina- Our Governor has called for the Flag of Dumbfuckistan to be removed from the statehouse grounds.
Didn't think this would happen in my lifetime.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on June 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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