Gloria B. Jenkins 
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Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

I don't know why we're "Charleston Strong". Mainly, somebody came up with it and it seemed to strike a chord with everybody else, probably led by the preternaturally gracious response of the grieving families. K.J. Kearney might not be old enough to remember when something that happened to black people did not trouble the minds of white people in Charleston, but I am. In the past, it would have been a "well, that's their problem" attitude and "they" better not make too much of a fuss about it, if they knew what was good for them. I think the fact that whites and blacks felt like this was outrageous to murder innocent people in their church, of all places, rather than it just being the "problem" of the bereaved families and the black community did show us to be a little "stronger" as a community than we were in other times. I've often felt that, if we could get beyond seeing each other as "black" or "white" most of the time, we could see each other as fellow Americans and citizens of this country. In this case, that happened. People who never met the victims of this crime were horrified. People who did know them were devastated. Without regard for race. I like his substitutions for #charlestonstrong; I don't have a particular love for it and those are just as good as any. I just don't see what his problem is.

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on July 14, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

I think Mr. Kearney is lumping too many things together, things that really don't have anything to do with each other. For one, being horrified about Dylann Roof's massacre of the Emanuel worshipers does not translate into suddenly being in line with the entire Democrat platform! No matter how many people are killed by guns, we don't want to cede our self-defense to a more and more intrusive government or to the practical time limits of our police forces. There is no "Charleston Loophole". There never was. And people are going to be moving here and paying more for the properties than the residents are able to afford because that's how economics works. It's got nothing to do with being sorry about the victims or not. And the Trump thing! Hillary was the alternative! NOBODY wanted Hillary, even Democrats! That's why a 70 year old socialist nearly beat her!

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on June 18, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

It's "rein" in, like with a horse. "Reign" refers to what royalty does.

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on December 28, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Bill Murray, Mike Veeck, & John Schumacher's new Harold's Cabin is now open

Any idea why they named it "Harold's Cabin"? That was the name of the gourmet section of the Meeting St. Pig and that itself was based on a long-time Charleston caterer (according to someone who claimed to know "Harold"). Does it have any connection, other than just being in Charleston?

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on April 11, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Removing the Confederate flag isn't enough

Mat, this is the most convoluted and, ultimately, pointless article I think you could have written on the subject of race relations, if, indeed, that was what it was about. So, white people shouldn't talk about race because we have no idea what it's like to be a "person of color" (colored person?) in America. And we have to "shed white privilege". And getting rid of symbols and monuments will not change anything. Okay, so, why worry about it then? Why not just treat black people like we do white people? Why not just "do unto others"? That seems to be a better start than any of the "non-ideas" you littered this column with. Yeah, slavery was terrible and guess what: nobody here has ever had or been a slave. Most of your readership doesn't even remember any Jim Crow laws unless they've had a class in it. And, if there's a problem between the races, don't you think both races legitimately have a role in the solution? Next time you don't know what to say about a topic, how about write about something you do know about?

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on July 12, 2015 at 10:10 PM

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