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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Guest Columnist

Re: “Charleston should resolve to sharpen its resolve in 2019

More editorial malarkey! Do these writers live in the same world as the rest of us? On the one hand they whine about past wrongs and on the other wistfully hope that society will implement their "ideal" ideals. Keep the old wrongs alive and lead in the wrong direction seems to be their mantra.

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Posted by George Murphy on January 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Why would he want to join that racist club?

Posted by maurice jones on December 24, 2018 at 1:07 PM

Re: “South Carolina is poised to be a big player in determining the 2020 Democratic presidential contender

Good article. A Biden/Romney ticket would be interesting. For the betterment of the country going forward, another polarizing figure from either side would be a bad thing. Whether you agree or not, many felt Obama was too far left, and now Trump as a reaction to that, too far right. Both parties need to clip the wings of the far reaches of their own parties as well though. The Left with the Antifa's and borderline Communist fringe and the Right with the Neocons. If left alone, these fringes can take this country on a path to a civil war in years to come. Two moderates from both parties is what America needs to survive and to get off this path of complete division we are on now.

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Posted by Brad 1 on December 24, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Of the 14 applicants to the club that day, he was the only black applicant - and the only one rejected.

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Posted by Sean Fernandes on December 22, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

There remains a weird balance. Particularly in the environment of clubs and old traditions. It'll die out, literally. An old and isolated few who hold exclusion as some perverted measure of something almost noble and prestigious; a younger, slightly more engaged number that allows ourselves to rationalize not calling it out, particularly in the environment of clubs and old traditions. I've been guilty of the latter many times. I'm not proud of it but fully aware of why I've allowed myself to ignore it. Overtime the balance becomes more imbalanced. It is not a bold approach but sheepishly willing to let time and morbidity take the place of uncomfortable confrontation.

Posted by Whit Suber on December 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “It's time S.C. pays its teachers better

The biggest problem South Carolina faces in education is that we continually elect petty local candidates with little or no qualifications to decide the educational fate of our children.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Re: “It's time S.C. pays its teachers better

Anna you are absolutely wrong. I was a very active volunteer in the Charleston County School district for years. I chaired School Improvement Councils in 3 different schools, including Academic Magnet High. It is my experience that probably 15-20% of the teachers throughout the district should not be teaching. The inherent problem with traditionally low teacher pay is that a good many students that would make exemplary teachers decide on other curricula that pay more.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 21, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Re: “It's time S.C. pays its teachers better

It is not a no-brainer. You are implying that we need better teachers. In fact, we need to retain good teachers and continue to bring in good teachers through better pay. The problem with education has never been teacher quality.

Posted by Anna Heidebrecht Barwick on December 21, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

yes and their leader is potus

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Posted by Mike Twigg on December 20, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Is the CRC a group of Republican white supremacists?

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Posted by Paul Luman on December 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Has the club accepted every other applicant (presumably, all white) in recent years? Or, have white applicants also been denied in recent years? What percentage of overall applicants have been blackballed? Some context here would be useful to form an educated opinion.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 19, 2018 at 11:04 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Just to be clear, per NYTimes article, Dr. Brown received 11 black marbles (i.e. votes against)--it takes 6 to blackball but in fact he received...ELEVEN.

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Posted by beauregards on December 19, 2018 at 8:26 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Thanks for a good article on this Dwayne.

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Posted by Colleen Condon on December 19, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

No Brett, the names are not known. It is truly done by anonyous dropping of black balls into a box versus dropping white balls.

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Posted by Colleen Condon on December 19, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

Do you have the names of those 6 members?

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Posted by Brett Mckee on December 19, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Re: “What the Charleston Rifle Club has shown us

South Carolina representatives vote 169 to 0 to secede from the Union. 5 of 12 Charleston City Councilmen voted against apologizing for slavery. 6 members of the Charleston Rifle Club voted to keep an African American out.
The odds are getting better, but the DNA of hate and discrimination is still among us.

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Posted by Joseph McGill on December 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Let's look at how we do electricity in S.C.

Damn straight! We want solar options and FREE energy from natural power as a choice on our bills! In Arizona you can choose the source of your power with various sources listed as options with various prices. That way you are free to choose your provider based on your conservationalist beliefs, cost savings, or convenience.
Here they just charge us MORE like we chose the expensive eco friendly options (like we were customers of the companies in arizona who chose wind power)...YET they provide us with antiquated DIRTY coal power by monopolizing the market.

The west Virginian coal miners just need transitional employment to stay in west virginia around their homes (and then nobody would miss coal). THE USA on the other hand needs to protect these great watersheds and underground aquifers of drinking water with its life. Mountaintop removal FOR COAL will destroy our water supply!

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Posted by sdog on December 17, 2018 at 11:26 PM

Re: “A note from City Paper publisher Noel Mermer

you started what has become the independent voice of charleston today. You my friend are a living legend. Keep up the good work.

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Posted by sdog on December 17, 2018 at 11:17 PM

Re: “A note from City Paper publisher Noel Mermer

My prayers are for you and your family>

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Posted by Harold Gray on December 9, 2018 at 7:17 PM

Re: “A note from City Paper publisher Noel Mermer

I am praying for you and your family!
Harold

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Posted by Harold Gray on December 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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