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Re: “Wounded Warrior's woes highlight nonprofit charity problem

Teachers do not get paid $80,000 a year, Joseph. Unless you're a winning football coach (maybe).

Charter schools for the most part are at least as bad, and some worse, than public schools.

I'd just love to see you try to teach...I bet you wouldn't last five seconds.

Yes, I HAVE taught, both in school settings and in museum settings. It's probably one of the most difficult professions around.

I'm reminded of a T-Shirt I saw (and really want). It reads: Those who can, Teach. Those who can't make laws about teaching.

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Posted by weavingdreams on April 11, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The shameful divisions that ripped us apart resurface

[Sigh] And the fight continues...

Excellent piece, Toby. I can't believe I'm STILL protesting against racism...

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Posted by weavingdreams on April 11, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Gullah cuisine, genetics, and Michael Twitty's beef with Sean Brock

Let me see if I understand what you're saying, Phil--African-Americans are the only ones who should be talking about their food history.

I agree with you that there is a dearth of African-American faces and talent in the F&B industry here and I do think it's about time that they have a place at the table, so to speak. But to say that African-Americans are the only ones who should be talking about their foodways, I think is shortsighted.

I am a Living Historian. For the past 20 1/2 years, I've been privileged to educate folks about slavery history (which includes food and foodways). I'd never had a lot of these foods until coming here (I'm from off), and they were a marvelous discovery. I've always given African-Americans full credit and kudos.

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Posted by weavingdreams on April 4, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Gullah cuisine, genetics, and Michael Twitty's beef with Sean Brock

Excellent article, Chris. I have a dear friend who's one incredible cook (she makes the best fried chicken I've ever put in my mouth). But because she has not graduated from some uppity culinary school, she doesn't get much credit for what she does.

As far as the African and African-American food story goes, what's the most important thing is that the story is told. It doesn't matter by whom. Just that the info gets out there.

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Posted by weavingdreams on April 2, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Wounded Warrior's woes highlight nonprofit charity problem

There's a caveat in all of this: check to see how much of a charity's money actually goes to those in need, rather than CEO salaries and fundraising. There are several good sources for this online.

As it is with everything: Let the buyer beware.

Also, in response to trollslayer: the VA can be very wonderful (the things you mentioned) and it can also be very awful. I think a large part of it is that folks now survive injuries that in the past would have killed them. The system simply is overwhelmed to a large degree. (Not defending this, just offering an explanation.) I worked with the VA when I was younger, and like any agency, they could be very, very slow.

Posted by weavingdreams on April 1, 2016 at 10:35 AM

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