The author seems to think that we should scream at each other over the sins of our fathers. Actually, not our fathers, but our father's father's father's fathers. For many years African Americans chose not to think about the past (slavery) as they worked to achieve the American dream. Today there is a higher awareness and pride in the accomplishments of their enslaved forebearers. At the same time, there are others who feel that white southerners should feel that same shame that many African Americans used to feel because of the role of their ancestors in a society with slaves. There are few if any people living today who knew or met anyone alive during the era of slavery. Unlike many cultures that look backward and hate because of atrocities committed centuries before, (see the current Middle East mess), Americans have always moved on and looked forward. Charlestonians have had generations to work out the scab that was slavery. The end result is that today, the descendants of that very culture have created a beautiful city that is the envy of the world. The Charlestonian ethic of civility and kind consideration of others is the glue that makes us one people black and white. Perhaps the author should ask herself why it is that she chose Charleston as her home, and celebrate the city as it is today.
Check out this insane footage of the anti Milo Yiannopoulos protest @ DePaul University. MUST WATCH! https://youtu.be/vn-l3C8kn94?list=PLoQTg3myRNTeBbH_wcuw6VEX77ZiFst8H
Thank you to all the performers, the City Paper, and Kelly Rae for an incredible night
Where is the evidence that Roof is guilty of anything?
Nice Dodgeball reference.
Thank you. When I encourage friends to visit Charleston, or when people ask about which tours to go on, I say "here are the ones that tell the truth" and top of the list is McLeod Plantation, part of the county parks. The interpreters there use primary documents and tell the history of all, sharing information about enslaved Africans and descendants after Emancipation. I was on a tour there recently. The whole group of visitors were white, and a white man in the group asked the tour guide if she would have told a different story if there were Black folks there "because some of us are about to cry." She paused and said "no, we tell the same story to everyone. This is the history of all of us."
Folks interested in learning about how Charleston literally whitewashed the past for tourists, and dedicated to doing this, not accidentally, but as a concerted strategy, should read A Golden Haze of Memory.
we have so much more to be concerned about the country that OBUMMER just gave $170billon to than any alliances which may be made with Russia to defeat our common enemy fundamental radical islam . remember we were allies in ww2? without that we may have lost the war to the Nazis. wake up,grow up, see the real world,it's call pragmatism. choose !
Management has it together. Greats you at the door, checks on you, listens. Really a great experience here. I was so surprised to see the level of attention the management and servers have here. Food was very good and good prices. Highly recommend.
The New York Times (of all places) reported on an FBI investigation of Trump and any Putin / Russian connections prior to the election.
NO connections were found.. which means not only is your cartoon not funny (typical) its also based on no truth whatsoever...which only serves to further divide us.
It's amazing that I can even read your post; your words are so very white.
The goal of any plantation is to make money, and white business in this case most certainly dictates that white visitors are not to be made to feel guilt at any point for the heinous crimes of our forbears. They should be agog, not aghast. Little kid wonder, you know? This is about money, you see - it always has been.
That (always) being the case, I do hope the POC in the employ of all tourist-attraction soft history lessons in the area are receiving top wage and benefits, for working under such a soul-crushing weight as the past and present (and future?) violence meted unto them should be considered just as insidious and horrifying as it was - in the grand scheme of time - so "many" years ago.
In this and so many other ways will any of her wagers be far more founded than your "fact".
You people act as if slavery is an act of Charleston. Historically slavery was predominant among poor Irish, black, and still is worldwide "Although slavery is no longer legal anywhere in the world, human trafficking remains an international problem and an estimated 25-40 million people are living in illegal slavery today" STOP living in the past and please use your resources to help the future and present situations. Just saying
Hi. My wife and I just moved here from Seattle too!!
Of course the police have shot unarmed people like Zach Hammond in Seneca too, but no attention is paid because he doesn't fit into your narrative.
Congrats, a cartoon without cussing. I'm proud of you.
A travel adventure drama that builds more and more for each minute!
"So on Black Friday, head to Meeting Street and grab a pussy(cat)." I guess that Trumps going to the shelter.
as does Scott
Well, if Nikki wants the job, she had better wear the low-cut short dress and stilettos
I am not a law student but...
Double Jeopardy rule would apply. Once someone is found not guilty by a court of law for a particular criminal act, that person cannot be tried again for the same criminal act by the same jurisdictional authority, even if later evidence proves the person's guilt. However, a person can be tried multiple times if there are multiple jurisdictions that have claim to the same act. Such is the case when a person violates both state and federal laws while committing a crime. The person may be found not guilty in a state court, but could be found guilty for the same crime in federal court.
I also believe that in some instances a jury can find you guilty of a lesser crime,if instructed by the judge that such a possibility exists in the case.
"The law to be charged to the jury is determined by the evidence presented
at trial." State v. Hill, 315 S.C. 260, 262, 433 S.E.2d 848, 849 (1993). The trial court is required to charge a jury on a lesser-included offense if there is evidence from which it could be inferred that the defendant committed the lesser, rather than the greater, offense. State v. Drafts, 288 S.C. 30, 340 S.E.2d 784 (1986); see also Dempsey v. State, 363 S.C. 365, 610 S.E.2d 812 (2005); State v. Gourdine, 322 S.C. 396, 472 S.E.2d 241 (1996).
So i guess the answer to your question is..... It depends. The judge can instruct the jury to consider a lesser charge during deliberation, or the attorneys can request that the judge do so.
I can't believe that we're still having to explain that slavery was evil. A friend of mine said once that if the Disney Channel and the History Channel had a baby it would be Charleston. Sounds like some people are just tuning in to the Disney version. Unreal.
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