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Re: “10-year-old wants to have "The Talk" about the realities of being a black kid

It's surreal to live in an era where a ten-year-old child has to contend with the grim realities of police brutality and systemic racism. As much as I would like to applaud young Bryan for using his voice in such a powerful way, it hurts to do so. Because he shouldn't have to use his voice this way. He and his peers should have the luxury of being kids, free from these kinds of worries weighing on their hearts and minds. We've got to fix this.

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Posted by vivaladreamer on May 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “No one should be surprised by Catherine Templeton’s Confederate pride

Wow @lynnar. I'm not even really sure which segment of your comment to address first. I guess I'll start by saying that I'm not one for comparing struggles. Suffering is suffering.

I mean, do you walk up to breast cancer patients and tell them, "Pancreatic cancer is WAY WORSE!" I sure hope not. But I digress.

Since you brought up Germany, I have never seen throngs of German citizens on the news brazenly declaring their love for the Nazi flag or romanticizing one of the darkest periods in world history. And I just don't get why Southern belles and gents can't follow suit.

People (and not just "the black community") take issue with the Confederate flag and Confederate monuments because they are inextricably linked to the oppression, toil, bondage, and torture of black people. Period. And whether that took place five years ago or 500 years ago, it should NOT be a point of pride for any upstanding citizen.

It was wrong. It was sordid. And, quite frankly, I am exhausted from having to explain this.

Why not celebrate Southern heritage by, idk, loving grits! Drinking sweet tea! Wearing cowboy boots! Enough with this stupid flag.

But moving on...

I keep looking for the word "racist" in this article and can't seem to find it anywhere. Why would you take this opinion piece so personally and spend so much time asserting that Trump and the folks that voted for him aren't racists when Mr. Kearney never said they were? Interesting.

Let's many problematic statements, so little time.

We can't discuss "unwed black mothers" without also discussing poverty, the drug epidemic that sent an extraordinary number of black men to prison, and the welfare laws that created financial incentives for poor black women to stay single.

Come to think of it, we'd also need to talk about things like: Planned Parenthood, access to affordable birth control, and a woman's right to choose. All things your beloved Republican party are vehemently opposed to, btw. SO VERY INTERESTING!

As far as your remarks about education being black people's "only hope to get out of the ghetto," your first mistake is assuming we all live there. And that we all vote Democrat.

Do better, ma'am.

Signing off from my suburban home in Summerville,

A black, single mom who wants to dismantle the two-party system altogether


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Posted by vivaladreamer on August 3, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Monday's Black Lives Matter show at Music Farm canceled, venue and Charleston police respond

It's CRYSTAL clear this event was singled out by CPD due to its connection to Black Lives Matter. There is an erroneous perception in the community that BLM is anti-police, and its obvious the powers that be at CPD subscribe to that flawed way of thinking. This was a way for Captain Searson and the department to flex their muscles and head BLM off at the pass. Period.

Additionally, to use circumstantial evidence from a completely different event, featuring a completely unrelated group of artists, presented by a completely different group of promoters to justify "safety concerns" for this event is both discriminatory and egregious.

CPD would do well to stop crimininalizing black folks and the Music Farm would do well to stop simultaneously poaching and marginalizing hip hop culture.

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Posted by vivaladreamer on October 25, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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