Go Team South Carolina!
I counted four Black people in over 130 photos on the HWF Instagram page. So, I checked the tags. Nope. I checked the event's advertisements. Anything about including them? Nope. And so few Black/POC bands?
Really, Charleston? Really?
Black people INVENTED the music the white bands are all playing! They are an integral part of Charleston's past, present, and (hopefully) future culture. They've suffered endless hatred, violence, and discrimination since the day their ancestors were put in chains.
Charleston: HOW MANY MORE ATROCITIES AGAINST YOUR FOUNDING NEIGHBORS HAVE TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE YOU START TAILORING EVENTS TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY?! Do y'all really need another church shooting before you're ACTUALLY "Charleston Strong"? Have y'all forgotten about standing thousands strong in solidarity with your Black sisters and brothers after the AME massacre on a bridge named after a rich, gentrifying snob? Do y'all remember saying 'never again'?
How does anyone hold a festival after something like that -- let alone, the hundreds of years of violence and oppression against Black people -- AND NOT INCLUDE THEM?!
Because of its history of violence and oppression of our Black sisters and brothers, its white residents should stop using words like "exclusive" when marketing these events. From their inception, ideas should create just as much space for Black faces as they do for white ones (I'll capitalize 'white' when we deserve it), especially when it's held in the next to-be-gentrified corridor of the area.
I'm not calling it's organizers and marketers racists -- I'm calling them thoughtless, and thoughtlessness breeds the "how could this have happeneds" of the world.
If you're white, it's your responsibility to police your thoughts, speech, language, and actions for privilege, and to FIX IT. If you're white, you've been racist. Even if you don't don a sheet or burn crosses or terrorize or kill Black people, you've done it. We're white, and because we're white, we've all done it. I have.
However, "I didn't mean it THAT way" isn't an excuse. It's a slap in the already mercilessly beaten face of Black humanity. Maybe if we whites TRY to include our Black and POC sisters and brothers -- our NEIGHBORS, upon whose backs and souls this entire country has been built -- from the beginning, we'll actually begin to change it.
Dlylan roof is obsessed with the Confederate flag? I think liberals are more obsessed with it. The AME murderer had a 3" by 5" flag on a stick. Execute the punk for what he did, but stop using his pale behind as an excuse to remove historical markers and the flag.
Liberte, I like to think that the taxes they use for these renovations is recouped by the income taken in from taxes on the properties, and money spent by tourists who visit the hotels and refurbished beaches.
no. the logic i would use is horses are work animals and have been forever. because some folks feel otherwise is fine. but at the end of the day it's an animal. i make my dog sit for a treat everyday. am I to be reprimanded for doing what the animal wants to do? get some food?
these animals are loved. do they get spooked? sure. like my dog every time she sees a squirrel.
300 years is a blip in nature. so yes, i would say it was fine 300 years ago it should be fine now.
Beach erosion is a natural geological process. What is unnatural is taxpayers constantly being forced to subsidize wealthy ocean-front homeowners and hotels.
Great music. Criminally over-priced amenities.
That's the logic you want to use? "It was fine 300 years ago, so it should be fine now!"
Then again, that is the official state motto isn't it?
I think she said "just a sliver of the talent" found in Charleston... unless there be snakes here.
good thing the horses that built this town 300 years ago had air conditioning.
"it was the murders of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church by an avowed white nationalist that spurred South Carolina lawmakers to take down the Confederate flag that flew outside the Statehouse in Columbia."
The attack was blamed on White Supremacist rhetoric and Symbology, IE: the flag, and its removal was with the intent of reducing racial violence. Since its removal, there have been more instances of racial violence, not less.
Need signs and balloons on the street so those stuck in traffic see there is a market going on. Last week there were hardly any people there and the ones there mostly said they were there because of soccer practice, not because of the actual market. Shame they couldn't put simple signs or balloons by 61!
Lime Oleo Saccharum? WTF is tha... oh. That actually sounds like a damned fine ingredient. http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/09/cock…
Were you there, Thomas? For someone who didn't attend , maybe you should be more entertaing when you write.
An absolutely amazing festival. My hat off to everyone that organized.
Lol, this category decided by who gave you the most money?? These results are laffable at best..
Charleston is weird. The natives bitch and moan constantly about tourists and the influx of outsiders moving here. Yet say one negative thing about the carriage industry that is primarily supported by said tourists and transplants, and the natives flip out. There is no consistency of thought. Which probably explains a lot about our city's current identity crisis.
Thanks for the love!
Gotta love those "LIBERALS".
This is just some of the liberal people that liberals survey. And this so-called poll involved just "HOW" many so-called coffee professionals?(mostly younger people,college)
Bottom line,STARBUCKS" make and sell the best coffee ever.
And that's my 2 cents worth'.
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