@D Barbara McWhite It is sad that the persona of black man has become synonymous with thug and criminal. You are right that the actions of some have a direct impact on the entire demographic. I pray that things will change but looking at historical patterns I do not think that will be possible anytime soon. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this subject!
It is so sad that African American men are presumed guilty of unspecified crimes by police and other citizens. I do believe that some of our men have given the rest of us a bad reputation and we should do more to call them out and demand they be accountable for following the laws we all have to follow.
Having said that, this case is another example of an innocent black man being senselessly killed. And the sad part is that so many of us are becoming desensitized to these killings.
Great column, Sir.
The "10 reasons" are laughable. Especially No. 10. You don't have the first bloody clue whether it offends God. Have you spoken to God and received his/her perspective on the matter?
This is a great article, Ana. It's stories like this that make journalism, good journalism, so powerful.
There are more than 10 Reasons Why Same-sex "marriage" is really wrong
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this marriage was denied because the video was filmed vertically. Sooooo close!
what does the picture of the girl sleeping have anything to do with this?
especially the one's mentioned in this article.
Sad truth is none of the people understood much about the Occupy movement much less represent it.
what happened to best karaoke and trivia show?
Hey Erin, only posting convict info would fault the whole concept of this industry; companies like the Slammer publish arrest info, not convict info, yet you say "The Slammer tend to be a bigger scourge on our society than most of the people who appear in their pages." Are you implying guilt here? If so, that's a little contradictory to the point you're trying to make, isn't it?
Not being convicted does not change the fact that a person was arrested, and arrest records are what this industry is all about, in case you missed that. Also, of course the company does not need permission from those in the mugshots to publish the mugshots; it's public record. While you acknowledge this, why does it matter whether or not the arrestee was asked permission to publicize the record; do you really think mugshot publishing companies would ask former arrestees permission to publicize their mugshot?
This article is polluted with logical fallacies, the main one being appeal to pity.
Moreover, you say that "It doesn't seem like convict info & mugshot pics would be any more difficult to gather than arrestee info & mugshot pics." Hmmmm. "It doesn't seem" implies you did some research, yet you clearly have not, because there is not one single county government in this state that publishes distinguished convict info like they do arrest info. However, it doesn't even matter to this subject of arrest records anyway.
Do some research, gather evidence, and stop being so biased; maybe then would intelligent people follow your opinion.
The funny part is this guy is probably a pretty good representation of the average CL writer...really has his stuff together (that's sarcasm for all you Liberal Arts and Political Science majors).
This is OUTRAGEOUSLY biased journalism! You should be ashamed!! Also, for the love of God take a look at the other side; you may be amazed at what you discover. I think anyone who agrees with this or buys into this agenda is being blindfolded by the nasty truth of the other side. If writers like this can make our side look horrible enough, no-one will pay attention to what is actually happening (propaganda baby!) This author went in with an agenda for sure! -I agree 100%! I can't say much about a place that I have not been to (this particular center) but what I can say is that this "writer" wants to shoot down ALL faith based pregnancy centers who are set up to offer an alternative to abortion. Our center helps families will just about every baby item from birth until age 4. These things are donated by Christ loving Christians who care! If they don’t want our help they don’t need to come in! I and am very passionate about our pregnancy center that I work for. We NEVER knowingly give false information and since when did someone force anyone to walk into a faith based center? If an individual comes in, we let them know up front that we are Christians who would like to offer an alternative to abortion. I have had an abortion and between my sisters, self and mother we have killed 13 babies! We all realize that society told us that abortion was a solution, that we would get over it and that the baby was merely a blob of unrecognizable tissue, tell me WHO is giving false information! Also, if I tell a client about my story will they suffer a trauma that can come close to stacking up against the trauma of abortion? Abortion is harmful to an entire family! It never goes away! Do you say I am wrong for trying to save someone from believing the garbage I believed and then going down a similar road?, I suggest that ANYONE who thinks abortion should be a choice to thoroughly research what the after effects are on a woman, no matter what her religion is. I am still dumbfounded by the line that talks about a "red flag" going up when a religion was asked for at this clinic. Think! How else does a counselor know where to start if she has no clue what religion the woman is? Any-one who knows the truth needs to come out and start exposing abortion for what it really is and does. People like this writer would love to see all us faith based centers closed and we need to push back! By the way, we take absolutely NO money from the government and never have since inception of 1985! I believe this is very common! Government typically will fund baby killing over the healing and help that we provide just FYI.
@Sammybo The point I make and that many folks get if you are in a similar situation and have similar filters is that there is a lot of anxiety associated when there is a conflict where race, class, gender or other isms are in play. It is not so easy to pin point. Thank you for reading and adding your thoughts to this discussion!
The act was rude but you have to know the individual to know he is a jerk. He may not be wired to understand certain social norms. Racist? Well this really does not apply here. Its a pretty big stretch to go there.
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@Raynelle Roy You are right Diva...it just comes down to good old fashioned home training but you have to be taught to be sensitive to others. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this topic!
If you missed seeing Joseph Bathanti's appearance on the 22nd, he'll also be coming to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Morrison Regional branch on Sept. 28. The NC Poet Laureate's appearance at the library is part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a global celebration of the power of poetry. Details are on the library's web site http://www.cmlibrary.org/.
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That's just rude. You guys did better than me because I would of said "excuse you". Now, would we as black people do something like that? No because we were brought up to have respect for everyone.
@movealong What gets even more old is some folks inability to see that right or wrong race, class, gender, and other isms still factor how some people are treated. Thank you for your comment.
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