I just think the generalizations made in this article are as crazy as the idea of segregation is in the first place.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The Westside has loads of white residents, but none of them showed up to find out what all the music was...'
- as a 'white resident' of the Westside and someone who lives right by the stadium I'm aware of the cool music events going on there. I'm simply not a fan of band competitions as much as I am not a fan of football...so I choose not attend either... but it certainly doesn't merit the generalized judgement that the 'white residents' dont care or somehow are segregating themselves by not showing up 'to find out what all the music was'. By way of your argument...I guess that means all the residents of Park Circle who didn't attend the Pride parade are all homophobes? Sweeping generalizations such as espoused in this article are as dangerous as what you are suggesting is present in the first place.
'It seems like everybody in Charleston would be in favor of that sort of event.'
- who has expressed that they are NOT in favor of it? Are there protesters outside saying they don't support high school band competition?
'Perhaps the folks in charge of the event have decided it isn't worth their time to tell their white neighbors to come out.'
- To assume that the 'folks in charge' dont think white people should be told...what does that say about the 'non-white' people who are presumably referenced as 'the folks in charge'? That they too are segregationists?
Congratulations on making broad generalizations about different races in Charleston and managing to insult many of them all in one article.
This article is swimming in its own navel gazing pretentiousness. Next time maybe do some interviews with local residents of the area and get their feedback before stamping the whole neighborhood as segregationist. What a dangerous generalization to put out there....
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