Damn, you must be smoking some good shit to be able to pull this out of your ass!
I've not read the Coates article.
I did and do equate "reparations" with "payouts" since that is the general equivalency in contemporary American discussions on the topic. The article above which I am commenting on does nothing to dissuade me from that viewpoint.
The bottom line is that actions involve people, and when all those people are deceased there is no direct remedy for those actions. I was specifically referring to this quote from Coates in the article:
"The last slaveholder has been dead for a long time. The last soldier to endure Valley Forge has been dead much longer. To proudly claim the veteran and disown the slaveholder is patriotism a la carte."
I disown neither the veteran nor the slaveholder, they are both a part of history. Neither requires any reparations or rewards today.
I too have leveled my fair share of criticism at Haire, but I agree he's correct here. Put some speed into this, SLED! Give a status report with facts determined so far, give a hard date about when the report will be complete and stick to that date.
#2 in the WORLD? I'm a native of Charleston, I love Charleston but seriously...the people that voted this poll just haven't traveled much.
There's a poll about who the best president is/was.
CCP writes an article about it using this headline: "Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon"
The actual winner of the best president vote is only named in the last sentence of the third paragraph.
Pure comedy gold!
The island kind of reminds me of Goat Island on the way to Isle of Palms.
If the #1 city in the USA and #2 in the WORLD to travel to has nothing to do with how many people live there, something seems totally screwed up. It goes without saying if a place is voted #1 in the USA and #2 in the WORLD to visit, then droves of people would be moving there since its so desireable to be there. That is a very unintelligent statement Jaxx and proves the OP's point in what he is saying.
Cid, are you so dim as to believe there is any equivalence between living in forced bondage and not getting a pension? Your great x5 Granddaddy didn't have all his property taken from him and all of his children sold off. Seriously man, you are better than that kind of reflexive racism.
Take the time to read the Coats article. His intention is to point out that systematic discrimination by the US government had quantifiable negative economic impacts on the black community from the founding of the country through at least the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Your denials don't erase the debt. He wants to start a discussion about reparations. He points out that any government program that benefits African Americans can be framed as reparations. Affirmative action programs are obviously a form of reparation but we could also include programs like welfare, medicaid, Obamacare and head start.
That's an interesting idea to me. Shouldn't we consider the social safety net reparations for all of the disadvantaged communities? For blacks, and women, and victims of natural disaster and economic change? Those who have not been able to accumulate enough wealth to weather tough economic times. Don't we have a moral obligation to provide a minimum level of economic security to our citizens? Won't that allow them to take risks and pursue happiness knowing they can fail without starving to death or dying of strep throat.
True story. I found myself at a Denzel Curnell vigil, and their most vocal frustration was with the lack of any time frame given by SLED. It's been two weeks since their loved one was killed, and the family is still waiting to hear anything about what took place. Can you imagine going through that? The truth of the matter is that SLED will take their time. By delaying the report, they hope that community outrage will die down, but with all of these young men dying lately, SLED's delays might only serve to add fuel to a fire.
Hope those holes in the driveway have been paved over or you could break and axle and lose your lunch at the same time.
It's a travel destination poll; has nothing to do with how many people live here.
More residents would not make Charleston a more desirable travel destination.
I've certainly taken my share of shots at Haire, but not on this one. It's high fucking time SLED speaks up.
So the 2,000 people who vote in this survey name Charlerston #1 and that makes it #1??? How about we look at the real test, the number of people who live here, after all if its really #1 wouldnt everyone be moving here and Charleston become one of the biggest cities in the US??? The Charleston metro area has about 700,000 people and a random city that didnt make the survey say St. Louis, MO has 3 million? So much for this survey!!!
We all have theories or opinions of what truly happened. This is my belief; the Army did not disclose the true reason why they discharged Denzel Curnell. What I am about to say could concern both parties involved in this sad tragedy. Family members think closely of Denzel's past, did he ever receive any traumatic head injuries, did he have problems with learning, fantasying or understanding. I believe SLED should also study the police officer's background to rule out any hidden descriptors. There are millions upon millions walking throughout the world with hidden traumatic brain injuries, the truth, no one notices a brain injury because they become accustomed to a person's actions or do not wish to be involved. Why did Denzel have a gun and why was he wearing a hoodie? I believe his mind lived in a fantasy world; we all fantasize sometime within our life span and some with traumatic brain injuries never reach a period of real reality. Sadly, addictions and brain injuries power everyday fantasies that eventually become a true reality within the believers mind; drugs, prescriptions that are legal or illegal also destroy the human mind. I have faith the TRUTH will prevail in time.
In a World of perceptions turned upside down by the short memory of the people and by the media, Obama, savior of this Country in 2008, is now the villain while the traitor George W. Bush is laughing out loud at this new poll and sitting at the table with the AntiChrist, his father.
No one more than George H. Bush wanted to form a World pyramid.
No one more than Christ wanted to dismantle that same pyramid so adored by the Jewish Culture.
When will the media stop to be so servile to the most criminal family in modern history?
Having a wide selection of bars and restaurants to go to is definitely something I look at when traveling for leisure. If I see that a city or area is dry or has silly restrictions around these types of businesses I avoid going there. There are a bunch of business owners and individuals who are going to get hurt financially because of these draconian rules but as long as a couple of old bats south of Broad are happy that is all that really matters to little joe.
And, no, I am not sure if that is one of the criteria but it should be. Could you enlighten us with your insight into this non scientific poll?
Shh. I tried to keep that secret.
P.S. Contrary to what you may have heard, there are absolutely no photos circulating around of me dressed as Casey Anthony. None. So there's no need to go looking for them. Seriously, don't waste your time. You won't find any. Nope. Nope. Nope.
Every column this joker writes is either a pre-campaign speech or advertisement for his legal services.
Lol, my bad...
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