There are efforts to pretend to care, yes.
However, since the vast majority of blacks killed violently are killed by other blacks, there is nothing like the effort or attention devoted to the tiny majority killed by police or non-black citizens.
With all due respect, Michael Brown wasn't shot for simply walking in the middle of the street, nor was Eric Garner killed for selling single cigarettes. You forgot the part about them resisting arrest and\or attacking the police. Mr. Scott's case is very different as he was a threat to none.
I left Charleston for seven years and came back to discover it was rapidly turning into a playground for the entitled elite, surrounded by decaying areas the city couldn't care less about. Personally I'm looking forward to the day that Charleston traffic returns to a level befitting the city's actual worth as opposed to the artificial demand drummed up by Conde Nast, who has to have some sort of stake in all this development.
Wholesale Industrial Electronics is being torn down soon as well, for ... you guessed it ... another luxury complex! This city is turning into a dystopian horror faster than I ever thought possible.
Far more people have become biased when it comes to real estates and most importantly apartments . At the moment no one knows how to get something to be done when there is no market that could provide buyers and no one would know how easily it is to change this type of niches. Even the KDS Ltd and http://annarborapartments.net/ have outspoken about that problem.
"what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" - Thomas Jefferson
Democracy or not, the actions of these people would surely be approved of by our Founding Fathers.
Has the Beach Company finalized the paperwork to change their name to Fuck You Enterprises?
I guess since Kearney is a 'Guest Columnist' his column does not have a title.
Too bad. I suggest 'Black Perspective'. Or maybe 'I'm Black!'
It's pretty hard to take seriously the comments of anyone who writes a column about Charleston's failure to embrace 'Hip-Hop Culture'. Please.
Black lives don't seem to matter until there is politics involved. How many are killed in between the high profile race events. Does anyone even pretend to care.
If you are behind on your child support payments, you should be locked up or your possessions should be taken away. Ask a single mom who has panic attacks in the middle of the night if it is fair that her ex can come and go as he wants while she worries where she will find enough money to feed, cloth and shelter the kids. Do you take your sick kid to the dr when you can't afford the visit or the medicine? She is the one that has to say no. She is the one that has to go to work when she has been up all night with a sick child. She is the one who has a limited job selection because she has to be home during certain hours to take care of the kids. She can't travel for work and get that higher paying job! She is the one who has to run around and look for sales. Scott had FOUR kids! His number one priority should have been to provide for those children. He wasn't there 24/7 taking care of them. Did he deserve to be shot - no. Should he have ran - no. Should he go to jail if he is behind in child support? Absolutely.
At least it's downtown and not on James Island.
Don't worry about where to park, because Lockwood/Broad will be a parking lot for the next several years while they develop this monstrosity and disrupt the lives of thousands of people to satisfy their own greed.
I do like a good implosion.
So when do they blow the current one up? And are we allowed to park on the connector to watch or do we have to view the demolition from our boats?
Dimitri..maybe when one endeavors to make change or inform thru nonviolent means. It might help to know as much as possible about the man who is generally thought to be the first to use the principle of nonviolence in the political field on a large scale
Non-violent marches will go a long way to winning support and informing people if you don't begin by alienating those that you choose to inform.
Mahatma Gandhi invented Satyagraha. "Adherence to truth" is that it seeks to eliminate antagonisms without harming the antagonists themselves and seeks to transform or "purify" it to a higher level.
A euphemism sometimes used for Satyagraha is that it is a "silent force" or a "soul force" (a term also used by Martin Luther King Jr. during his famous "I Have a Dream" speech). It arms the individual with moral power rather than physical power. Satyagraha is also termed a "universal force", as it essentially "makes no distinction between kinsmen and strangers, young and old, man and woman, friend and foe."
Gandhi wrote: "There must be no impatience, no barbarity, no insolence, no undue pressure. If we want to cultivate a true spirit of democracy, we cannot afford to be intolerant.
" Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause."
Civil disobedience and nonco-operation as practised under Satyagraha are based on the "law of suffering", a doctrine that the endurance of suffering is a means to an end. This end usually implies a moral upliftment or progress of an individual or society.
Therefore, nonco-operation in Satyagraha is in fact a means to secure the co-operation of the opponent consistently with truth and justice.
Prong, I have had them and they were très délicieux. I dipped them in my soup.
I've been involved in the Black Lives Matter Charleston group since it's formation last year. We are a very diverse group of people - all genders, all colors, all ages, all experiences, and many different ideas about how to bring about a more egalitarian society. Of course, we never expected to have the nation's attention focused on a sad incident in our community.
I'm sure everyone is familiar with that frustration you feel when you absolutely know something is true, but you can't get other people to recognize the truth. Fights break out because someone knows Chevy is better than Ford, or the Red Sox are better than the Yankees (they are), or that unarmed black men are being killed by police more than twice a week in America.
Especially among our younger members, that frustration leads toward a desire to wake Americans up from their complacency and MAKE them care. The question is, how do you get comfortable Americans to notice the discomfort of other Americans?
Disruptive protests are one attempt. Yes, they certainly do piss-off people trying to go about their daily lives. But they also keep the discussion alive if for no reason other than our news media thrives on conflict and little else. If television stories and Facebook posts are any indication of effectiveness, disruptive protests ARE effective. I'm guessing the average white American was pretty pissed-off about MLKJ's actions fifty years ago too.
Personally I question the effectiveness of disruptive protests at breaking a majority of complacent Americans out of their complacency to come join us. In MLKJ's time, it took the murders of people similar to the white majority to get the majority out of their complacency. I hope we don't have to go that far this time. I hope we can come up with an action that makes comfortable people eating hamburgers on the couch in front of the evening news, say "that's impressive what those people are doing. They're right. We can be better than this and I want to be a part of what they're doing."
If you have any ideas that could make that happen, I'm all ears.
The truth is; the "officer" emptied his clip at an unarmed, fleeing man's back.
I have yet to see any evidence or hear any evidence that the officer was a racist. I can't imagine that he left his home with the thought of killing someone that day. What happened is truly a horrible chain of events. One man dead a family devastated, another charged with murder his family devastated. Why can't we wait until we see the entire video and hear all of the testimony. I am neither excusing or condemning. I just would like to know the truth so that I can make an informed opinion.
nofaith - That might possibly look like something at least resembling the facts if you squint just right and hit yourself in the head a few times.
The mayor offered a closed-door meeting to "some members or the organization". Not a public meeting to discuss policy with the leadership of the organization, which is the demand being made. A closed-door meeting is basically a giant fk you. It's an invitation to come by and discuss nothing, offered for the sole purpose of the mayor being able to say that he met with people and listened to their complaints, without having to commit to actually listening to anything, and with the defense of a closed door to hide his recalcitrance to the ideas presented.
I looked at their menu.
"Hand Cut Frites with Aioli Sautéed Seasonal Greens 5 each"
Are these fries delicious?
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