Micah Blaise 
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Re: “Current and former administrators sue Charleston County School District, alleging widespread racial discrimination

Wow, thank you for this reporting. I will be watching this case closely. The disproportionate demotion of Black female educators is creepily reminiscent of the mass layoffs of Black teachers in the South during desegregation (Revisionist History, the podcast, just released an episode about this last week if folks are interested - http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/13-…).

Black students benefit greatly in classrooms led by Black teachers. All students benefit when they encounter teachers from diverse backgrounds throughout their K12 education. Charleston County has a long way to go towards providing our students with what they really need to learn and grow - hopefully this lawsuit will spark some positive change.

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Posted by Micah Blaise on July 11, 2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “The Thinning Blue Line

And in case you'd like to donate to the organizations in Charleston working to hold systems accountable (rather than donating to the Police Fund, which is linked in the article), here are some links:

Girls Rock Charleston: http://girlsrockcharleston.org/support/#do…
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: http://www.naacpldf.org/other-ways-give
ACLU South Carolina: https://action.aclu.org/secure/make-tax-de…
Charleston Area Justice Ministry: http://www.charlestonareajusticeministry.o…

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Posted by Micah Blaise on March 17, 2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “The Thinning Blue Line

Just so folks are aware - Karla is not just a student at RB Stall, but also a teen activist in her own right working to fight the Disturbing Schools statute and eliminate school-based arrests in CCSD schools. Check out a video she recently created with another Girls Rock Charleston Teen Leader describing the work they're doing: http://girlsrockcharleston.org/rock-blog/.

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Posted by Micah Blaise on March 17, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Re: “It's hip, it's getting safer, and the rent is going up in Charleston's Eastside

this is the most racist, classist article i've ever seen published by the city paper. shame on all of you.

the title begs the question: for whom is the eastside getting "safer"?! for young, wealthy folks who have the means to live pretty much wherever they like on the peninsula, that's who. SAFER?! the systematic removal of low-income folks of color does not make a community safer. where is the data that the dip in crime is the result of the influx of lazy white college boys with goatees? i want to see it. and i want to know who determines what is safe, here. petty crime might be down but this article makes it clear that racist violence and vitriol is on the rise across charleston. it's so prevalent that it gets published, all out in the open, with hardly a mention of the unfairness of the arrangement or the possible consequences for the actual families who have deep roots on the eastside.

our city already has a major problem with homelessness. folks have few options for shelter when they're out of a home. moving to north charleston should never be the solution, and for many it is an inconvenient option, to say the least. when gentrification takes hold in a city it is bad news for everyone. eventually, it makes living impossible for all except the very few wealthiest in an area. chicken children, you're just the first wave - your kind will be out of there before you know it if things keep going as they are. landlords and realtors need to be held accountable, and smug college students need to think twice about stoking a fire that's going to take us all out. families in brooklyn are in crisis over the same pattern. read this for context: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invis…

are there community forums on resisting this terrifying pattern? as the city gets more expensive, folks need to get creative together and take care of each other.

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Posted by Micah Blaise on January 24, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Southern Femisphere wean themselves off Weezer

@jenna lyles i'm confused too. how come they're all so cute? why are they out in a cornfield? who is their manager? WHERE IS THE PERSON TELLING THESE LADIES WHAT TO DO AND WHEN. this looks dangerous.

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Posted by Micah Blaise on October 31, 2012 at 10:29 PM

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