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Re: “How integration led to the decline of black-owned businesses

It is not integration that is responsible for the breakdown of black America. Please read the legitimate stats of black America prior to the welfare state. The American Thinker posted a piece a few years back that included pre and post welfare stats. How well-meaning government programs decimated black America is shocking, from business ownership to two-parent families to education. Our politicians have enslaved the strong people it once freed, making them dependent on government while providing incentives to destroy the family unit (or simply not create it). Black enterprise, education and families pre 1960 (& post slavery) were flourishing. In an attempt to create equality (an attempt by misguided politicians), great harm was done. And it continues today. The poor black youth I have taught for 16 years are always shocked to see pictures of flourishing black businesses, towns, etc. They were born into the welfare state with family role models who were as well. It is unfortunate, but it will continue as long as the men and women we put into office embrace a victim mentality. One can acknowledge the ills and huge effects of slavery without creating legislation and programs that perpetuate the problems. But that is what we continue to do, enslaving generation after generation to lifelong poverty.

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Posted by N T on April 19, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I, too, am a graduate of the class of 1968. I recall many teachers with advanced degrees, and a fierce desire to help us succeed. Though we received substandard resources, these teacher challenged us and made sure that we received a first class education, academically and socially.

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Posted by Rita Hector on April 18, 2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “On the cover: Phillip Hyman’s Walter Scott piece

Sole motivation for this piece came from internal angst and strife suffered from years of being from the wrong side of the tracks.Pure expesssion of sadn as and love mixed with a bit of anger!

Posted by spcak on April 18, 2017 at 11:44 PM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

More reasons being a vegetarian keeps the conscience as well as the body clean lol. Never been and never will. According to yelp, the racist past doesn't hurt the chain a bit. In fact, the publicity surrounding the racism probably brings out all the trump supporters and confederate flag fliers on top of the simple lovers of BBQ... that covers nearly all of SC. Yeah, they ain't hurtin.

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Posted by bolobolo on April 18, 2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Maurice Bessinger, BBQ baron and unrepentant racist, dies

I can't wait for all these old@ss Jim Crow-era, confederate flag flying, slavery defending,white-supremacist idiots to drop dead already. The world will be a whole lot better without them.

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Posted by bolobolo on April 18, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

Being raised in NYC during the 60's and watching on TV what was going on in the South, us Yankees just could not understand the horrible things being done to black people. At the time, my parents called them "negro's". Did that make them racists? I don't thinks so. NYC bused black children to our all Jewish white Junior High schools in the mid 60's and unfortunately it did not work. I went to a sleep away camp with white and black girls. A YWCA camp. No problem. We did not see color. I hv experienced anti-semitism, but I just brush it off. I know I did not get jobs because I was Jewish. Big deal.

But, to blame this son's father? Come on. My dad was in Auschwitz and Dachau. Am I to blame the grandchildren of the SS Officers of the camps????

I think this racism has really gotten out of hand. We live in different times now. Bessingers has amazing BBQ. Are we really going to punish the son? Ridiculous.

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Posted by lynnar on April 18, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Antonia M. Krenza, Executive Chef at Old Village Post House Inn

I'd be interested to know what your top choices are for extra virgin olive oil. What's your top 3 or 5 that you'd suggest for the casual home cook?
Kevin Brunson

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 18, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Go for the hummus at Istanbul Shish Kabobs

I wholeheartedly disagree with the review of this place. I've been a few times and love the place. They don't advertise to be, nor do they pretend to be an upscale restaurant. Given the location, no one would be led to believe this. It's a great comfortable diner type feel. The food is fantastic. Great seasoning. I've never thought my food was dry or bland. I will agree about the review of the french fries, sadly that is correct, but otherwise, completely disagree. I strongly suggest giving this place a try, you won't be disappointed.
Kevin Brunson

Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

The American Flag Is the Real Slave Flag

Item# ISBN: 978-0-8059-9990-7
$11.00

by Stanley K. Lott

In The American Flag Is the Real Slave Flag, independent writer and researcher Stanley K. Lott proves that slavery was well protected by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government, the Supreme Court, American Flag, and International Law. He concludes that the Civil War was not a war to abolish slavery, but a conflict over high taxes and states rights. He does not seek to defame or embarrass the American government, but to tell the truth about American slavery.

While this book may shock some, the author advises everyone to control their feelings and obey the laws of the United States faithfully.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stanley K. Lott, a black American from the South, has spent five years reading about the Civil War and slavery. This book is the result of that research. Mr. Lott invites the reader to check his references. CTM *Note He was a Bible Believing Christian- Check Stanley K Lott and his books! Stanley was a black man, who worked for Mr. Bessinger. Black Thugs ran Stan off the roads twice in an attempt to hurt or kill him because of what he had to say about his boss and our country. After that he wrote his books about the true racism in this country.

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Posted by Carl Tommy Miller on April 18, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

Was he a "Separatist" or a "Supremacist" There is a difference!

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Posted by Carl Tommy Miller on April 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

This is a fascinating, if not tragic, account of the decline of Burke High School! As a proud Burke alum, Class of 68, a former member of the famed band, and also coached by Modie Risher, this account is truly heartbreaking to say the least! Having grown up in the shadows of BHS, although I no longer reside in Charleston, I frequently return to my old neighborhood where I have witnessed firsthand the changes so eloquently detailed in this article. I am shocked to learn that the enrollment at BHS is now less than 400 students! There were 241 students in my graduating class. Suffice it to say, Charleston has certainly changed since I left in 1968 and we can debate whether the many changes have been for the better...but that's a conversation for another day!

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Posted by Gerald Hamilton on April 18, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Weekend Roundup: Hop to it

Found it. Wasn't listed on front page.

Posted by Angela Judy Lmt on April 18, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Freeloaders: Spring fling

When does this week's freeloaders come out? It's Tuesday already. Mew staff has been slack on rolling this out over the past year.

Posted by Angela Judy Lmt on April 18, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “The New Yorker visits Piggie Park in its feature 'America's Most Political Food'

The stories you have reported on are all somewhat interesting but that's all.
The people could be a little better informed & have a better understanding of what I would call "interesting reading". And being better informed brings me to this God -given right:
I fly "MY" confederate flag every day along with the other flags that made America great & what it is & no person of "color"(for lack of a more descriptive term) is going to rip it out of my "HANDS".

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 18, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Crab Claw gets mullet envy in new "Scoot, Scoot" video... Southern Charm appearance coming?

This guy is something else. True gift to the world

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Posted by Johnny Delaware on April 18, 2017 at 1:02 AM

Re: “First Look: The Angel Oak nude shoot

A crowdfunding campaign has started to fund a big fine art coffee table book with 12 years of Jack Gescheidt's photography. If you like to see this photo featured, then make sure the #TreeSpiritBook reaches its goal. Pledge now and share this link: goo.gl/JmdGBV

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Posted by Tom Steenhuysen on April 17, 2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Want to wear a map of Charleston? Check out products by YESAND

Thanks so much Grace! What a wonderful surprise to get my week started! -Joel (YESAND)

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Posted by Joel Sadler on April 17, 2017 at 6:59 PM
Posted by Jonathan Walker Trull on April 17, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

My new go-to brunch place in Charleston. Shrimp with grits and chorizo sausage is great. The bacon Bloody Mary will not disappoint. Great casual outdoor seating.

Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 17, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Best Barber Shop

I need to visit for an old fashion shave.

Posted by bestbarbershopsc.com on April 16, 2017 at 9:47 PM
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