Look up Moynihan's analysis in 1965 about the deterioration of the black family and you can see it's not just generational bs. Asians were competing with fisher men in La jus in the last three decades and you say there's never been a part of society threatened by them. Then you go on to state how there are few asian movies, music or dances? Perhaps this may be called prejudice. Also, asians were the ones who built our railroads and many other shitty jobs in the 1800s but they've had it made according to you. Learn history. Not just what is fed to you on the nightly news and this rag. Chris Haire is the editor of this rag. That should tell you something right there. He would never make it as an editor anywhere else. His opinions are just that, opinions.
Your paper seems to keep stirring the racial pot, but I don't remember seeing much written about the late night ramblings of the black teens in downtown Charleston, the shooting of Will Rogers or the fact that the 15 year old that shot the woman on Mother's Day. You know, the 15 year old that had an ankle bracelet on due to being out on bond. The one that was out shooting at 1:45 in the morning. What is your take on him? Shouldn't his parents be held responsible, also? Or are all blacks not held responsible due to the 400 years of oppression? Or is it that they just can't take care of themselves and need the whitey's help? If your hero Obama can do it why can't others? Or did Obama get put in the presidency as a puppet by whitey?? Just wondering.
Nope, no evidence to support my opinion whatsoever.
Basically, generational poverty, lack of financial support, a deeper reliance on student loans and lower rate/shorter term of asset ownership all restrict upward mobility for hispanics and african-americans.
Ohhhh ok culinarykid.. Thanks for your unnecessary comment, captain obvious! I'm assuming by your "know-it-all" attitude and username that you know all about the restaurants in Summerville (besides the fast food chains "repped".. Which are right off the interstate for convenience to travelers).
Obeying laws, getting educated, having a job, paying taxes - you think we need less of this in the US? If you think these QUANTIFIABLE factors which Asian-Americans are at the top of and African Americans are at the bottom of are bad then we really have nothing to discuss. You don't want the same USA that myself and other normal Americans want. If you also advocate more diabetes, obesity, and heroin use then...at least you are consistent? So, gold star for that.
No African-American alive today had to overcome anything you listed. There are, of course, Cambodian-Americans (for example) who actually did have to overcome genocide. Themselves. Not their great-great-great grandparents. They, like many other immigrants who have survived similar horrors, just took the opportunities available to all Americans and got on with it and succeeded.
But, of course, African Americans are different. And it can't be measured or quantified. And I can never understand.
South Carolinians taking care of business, no involvement from the DOJ, Eric Holder, or Washington. Nice.
I agree with every one of these.
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So, wait, you think the biggest cultural contribution of Asian-Americans is paying taxes? lol Suddenly paying taxes is honorable? That's funny.
And Asian-Americans are to be honored as examples of conformity. lol You sound like a communist.
You, of course, skip providing examples of the QUANTIFIABLE discrimination that Asian-Americans suffered at the hands of American society. For example, how many Asian-Americans were ever killed because they learned to read? How many Asian-American families were ripped apart and sold to different states? How many Asian-American women were raped by their American masters? And for how many centuries did this occur to the Asian-American community? What have Asian-Americans had to overcome?
The sentiment of "starting in 1965 everybody has a level playing field so why can't blacks be like Asians" is so obtuse that it cannot be taken seriously.
What the hell kind of language is truth talking, yoda? We are heading there soon to give it a try.
Ummm, bsblant, that would be the strip of every fast food chain in America that is repped along Main when you first get off I-26. I mean, all of us knew immediately the insane traffic/fast food corridor being referred to in the above article. Graze is a great place for lunches, never been to the one in Summerville but the one in Mt. P. is pretty good and reasonably priced. Katherine - geez girl y'all eating too much in one sitting, I will need to tag along next time and relieve you of having to eat so much. You just grab a bite and then pass it along to me. That way you can maintain your girlish figure while I continue on my quest to be shaped like a idaho potato.
"And what have Asian-Americans ever given to American culture? Love that Asian-American music. Asian-American authors and poets abound. Show me one Asian-American dance move. The box office is full of Asian-American movies.
Now tell me the economic value of these things and their impact on our economy. How exactly do we measure the success of an American sub-culture?"
Wow. This shows what's wrong with the US today. The only contributions to American culture that matter are, apparently, Jay Z and Urkel and such?
Asian Americans are the US racial demographic with the highest average income. So, one thing they are doing is paying taxes, lots of taxes. I know that's a hypothetical to many people on here who don't contribute federal income taxes, but that's one of the most important contributions citizens can make.
Asian Americans are also setting the example as law abiding citizens, they have the lowest arrest rates of any US racial demographic.
They are also setting the example for how to raise children, they have the highest amount of wed parents at birth.
They are also the highest educated racial demographic in the US, and are at the head of many companies, particularly in the technology sector.
I would measure the success of a US racial demographic by those QUANTIFIABLE factors. Instead, though, we get BS about movies and music?
Everyone is starting from the same base in America now, and for the past several decades. There is no excuse to not use the opportunities given.
If I wanted to set myself up as the victim in a problem which could last years or decades or forever, I would definitely set it up with parameters that couldn't be defined and using other factors which only I could decide or, indeed, claim to understand. Sound familiar?
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Of course, that's totally a totally unsupportable statement from Leemajors.
But that doesn't matter since I'm white so, as I've been told, I couldn't possibly understand this subject and therefore it requires no proof.
I don't agree with Sanders on many things, though we do agree on some things.
However, I love that he is in the Senate with an "I" next to his name. We're the world's oldest democracy (republic, actually, but you know what I mean) and yet we only have two parties and they are both mostly the same.
And yet, as this article states, one must be a D or an R to win national elections.
Obama won because he was anointed by the D machine. He followed orders, toed the line and got his reward. The same with all presidents in the last several decades. Sanders wouldn't do that just like Ron Paul wouldn't get the blessing of the R party.
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If they were on the walking path then you have no obligation to step off for them. Next time don't. I also greatly dislike the no simple basic courtesy of a thank you.....this always makes me shout out y'all welcome. No manners = shout out and probable public shaming from me for being ill-mannered assholes. Must not be from here, our home grown assholes are always polite. Could be worse, could be in Boca, where they are totes outfitted in spandex head to toe and ride 6 to 7 abreast along A1A so nobody can pass them. Regular Lance Armstrongs in the Tour de France in Palm Beach County. Plus no sense of humor when we yell Peddle équipe plus rapide Armstrong!!, out the window.
People need to stop being "offended" by irrelevant things. The invasion and victory at Iwo Jima is relevant. The flag-raising photo is relevant.
Some ad using the photo isn't relevant.
I can't believe the Charleston City Paper paid for you to go there, Editor Sam Spence.
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