Ugh, I don't know which City Paper opinion piece to respond to because you all say the same thing. So, I've chosen your column Dwayne but this is directed at all of you. Is there not an original thought among you or is the city to suffer endless platitudes about the system being "broken" and the "mistrust and racial tension" in the black community and the protest being "democracy" and the desperate need for "change". Of course, there is never any solution offered to help solve any of these problems. Only tired observations.
The message we need to be sending is that the city needs community participation in order to change. You can't change the system by importing astro-turf groups to make indignant speeches. You change the system by running for local office or becoming a police officer or SERVING your community in some way. You change the system from inside. Standing on the outside and demanding change is not democracy. Getting elected in order to enact change is democracy. And you don't get elected by intentionally stopping traffic and pissing everyone off.
I don't think anyone at the City Paper would use the n word.
But I am pretty sure they use the Uncle Tom word and other racially derogatory terms for a black that doesn't agree with their agenda when Tim Scott's name comes up.
Further, if we do that, then we need to define who is "black". One black parent? One black grandparent? Can you prove that? We'll need better racial documentation.
South Africa had a very detailed system in place pre-1994, are we to emulate that?
Or, maybe we just document quantifiable requirements to do the job and whoever best meets those requirements gets the job?
Black lives only matter when it is ended by a white person.
If the system doesn't work then let's get rid of the cops and let people police themselves.
And are they supposed to establish a quota system of how many blacks are needed? If you can't get that many what do you do then? Draft them?
Well, I feel I need to establish a massive point of order here: the Folly Road Huddle House™ is operating on a different, more elevated level than any other in the chain. That's the reason I conduct all my business meetings there daily. Also, as I've said recently, I saw Sean Brock™ in there, but he was heavily disguised and surrounded by a coterie of Blackwater bodyguards (which makes me think he might be making a move). This notion is reinforced by the helicopter pad they're installing on the roof.
Perhaps this article's author, who also owns McCready's, can shed some light on this situation.
Prong, always such a comedian. Huddle House is the high bar standard for all Chuck's restaurants and as you know its impossible to reach by any of them, quit clowning around. I heard Billy Hall might want to buy them.
Six years in the Coast Guard and he was only an E-3?
Either really stupid or some misconduct had to be involved.
For comparison, I left the Navy in just under four years as an E-4, and would have been a E-5 had I been willing to extend for four more months.
Instead, I got a three month cut and went to TEC; which was the right decision.
Would you say that they're almost as good as Huddle House™ fries?
Thats right Alistair_10! The old bamboozle confuso tactic, which Beach has down to a very fine science. They wore the hood out with their mega monstrosity proposal and now will build what they wanted to build all along. Drop kick that silly old affordable housing nonsense to the curb! They will be rentals and what rentals they will be! Nobody currently working in this area will ever be able to afford to live there.....ever. And do not tell me that y'all are not impressed with the amazing growing and glowing magical tower of power. It grew 3 times just in this article from 150 feet to 190 feet and then to 214.5 feet tall. Its Jack and the Beachstalk!!!!
I didn't even read article....the headline was enough. Nothing should be 20-stories tall in peninsular Charleston, especially in that neighborhood.
Honestly my most emotional reaction from the video was to the Officer's actions after he'd gunned down Walter Scott. He's so calm and matter of fact about committing that felony, and then the felony of planting evidence, and then the pretend play of shouting orders "get your hands behind your back" to a corpse to begin his cover-up.
The other officers that show up and do nothing weren't much more comforting. LEOs shoot to stop, not to kill, and they should thus have expected a stopped suspect on the ground, needing first aid and not some piece of trash to be ignored until the janitor showed up.
Thank goodness that one of our fellow citizens was there to document it, even if he's pretty much signed up for a lifetime subscription to "police harassment weekly" unless he moves really far away.
Time to revamp this so-called child support which does little more than encourages the breakup of a relationship and rewards (usually the mother) and criminalizing (usually the father) with an archaic form of debtors prison. The nation is slowly recovering from one of the worse economic crisis in this nations' history. Just imagine what already marginalized, oppressed African American males suffer continuously while privileged Americans are given relief and sympathy. A starting point would be joint and equal custody with no money changing hands. That is when the child is with the respective parent then the child is that parent's responsibility. Just with the thought of this being the result, imagine how many relationships would survive just from trying harder?
That would be never.
How often does it come up at your house?
lol - be careful what you wish for whiny neighbors!
Snow white columnist for a lily white paper decrying white privilege. Bravo!
I wonder how many times the n-bomb gets dropped at the City Paper when Tim Scott's name comes up?
Ha! Who didn't see this coming? They basically cut out the affordable housing portion of it and created spaces that will yield higher profits. I don't think the Beach Co. ever wanted to build the first plan. They wanted everyone to complain so when they came back with this plan they could say "Well we tried to build affordable housing." Leave it to Charleston...
Get rid of one building that doesn't fit the surroundings for another. Makes the first proposal look pretty good. That may be the intent...This plan or that one? Living further up the peninsula, more housing(that could likely accommodate students) and a grocery store with a lower building height didn't look too bad for this site and seemed reasonable considering what they could(and are now) proposing. Does anyone remember there was a Piggly Wiggly on Broad near King some years back? The horror, a grocery store nearby. No one will bat an eyelash when incredibly dense building begins on the P & C properties just north of Spring.
Six stories of parking garage should help (although how many spaces is that?). Development happens, but surrounding infrastructure must be taken into account.
The idea that Charleston is in some sort of global vacuum, different than everywhere else, is ridiculous. Go to Antwerp, Penang, Durban and other mid-size cities around the world, it's the same thing. Yes, it's true! Buildings taller than 4 stories DO happen and the city will be fine.
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