Banning the public from access to police footage "promotes transparency"? Really, Pat??--and how exactly are you prepared to prove that? Once again, our so-called governor demonstrates that he is working from a completely different dictionary than the ones we learned to use in school. In PatLand, apparently, war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance (of citizens) is strength (of NC GOP and its tools, including the NCGA majority and the elements purportedly sworn to "protect and serve" those both in and out of power).
As kid in DC, with my Mom, we would go to McDonald's and someone would always sit in the other part of the 4 top. I remember asking my Mom why people did that. IN suburban Virgina people would use social graces to ask if it was OK to sit with someone else. In the city, 10 short miles away, it was the opposite.
Elevation church is an evil cult.
"rates I worked hard to escape during my time in New York City"
LOL. The only kind of apartment you'd score for $1,200 in NYC would've come with 2 or 3 roommates. Plus in NYC the renter pays a broker a month's rent just to help them find a place.
And if you balk at paying a $149 app fee for an apartment, wait'll you see the fees associated with buying a house and taking out a mortgage. Oh, plus when the toilet clogs or the lawn need cutting, that's all on YOU.
@BrandonIamhiphop Man the struggle is indeed real....lol Thank you for sharing your journey.
The irony is that I literally just got my license reinstated after a brief 2 week suspension and my tags had been expired since the end of July. I just paid for that as well and it's only by the grace of God that no riff raft occurred so now I'm eagerly awaiting both new documents so I can get back to riding clean.
If it makes you feel any better, I do believe the Plaza Midwood growth can best be attributed to sprawl and the growth of residential units in what was formerly a commercial area.
I wonder how long it will take for our soon to be ex-governor to get tired of being wrong on so many counts. When they rammed through HB2 they threatened to charge Charlotte for the cost of the special session. I wonder if these same people will pick up the cost of all these trials and appeals, oh yeah their politicians they spend other people's money, not their own.
All his idiotic laws are so full of common sense. I think he wants people to think that he believes his own "well golly" rhetoric, and therefore won't see right through his bigoted racist transparency. Who actually buys into his nonsense?
@Julie Torrence I think that when folks actually articulate what they are feeling and observing is a huge step. I think the next step is for folks to realize that those discussions should also happen when there are not other people of color around. When everyone realizes that this impacts us all then we can began to start the healing process. Thank you for reading and sharing your feelings and thoughts on this matter.
This article and topic weighs heavy on my heart and mind. Good for you to share your frustration as there appears no end in sight and PEOPLE ARE DYING! I am a transplant from New York, white, been here 14 years. I due realize that my life is privileged because of my skin color. Yes there is bigotry in New York, however, I've never witnessed the level of bigotry towards black society as I do in North Carolina. When I moved here it was 2002 but felt like 1942 and I was scared. I was oblivious to the white domination that still exists here. Shame on me. To my fellow Americans who are black; you have my complete empathy and support. This is a country of freedom, but not if you're black. It makes me sick.
I'm sick & tired too! Tears and worry and rage and frustration and horror again and again and over again. What are we to do? I don't know what to do.
@Jasmine It is very disturbing. I have always stated that unfortunately in this country brown children,especially brown boys do not get the luxury of being children. In the eyes of many in the mainstream they go from being cute to being threatening in a short window. It must be very challenging as a Mom. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.
@Joseph You are correct the influence of the historical impact of institutionalized and internalized oppression is numbing. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
@BJ it is interesting you share that thought because many forget that the initial push during the civil rights movement was not so much for integration but equality. Some would argue that the black community was much stronger and independent when it had to rely on its own citizens as resources. Thank you for reading and sharing your perspective on this topic!
@Schan Thank you for the encouraging words and thank you for reading and joining the discussion!
@Brandon It is amazing the somewhat mundane issues folks take for granted but for others something as benign as a broken tail light can quickly put marginalized folks in harms way due to the propaganda of pronounced aggression against minority groups. Thank you for reading.
@Donna Frazier You are so right Sis that when you live under such high alert and stressful times you have to find ways to find peace and center yourself or like you say you can be driven mad with worry. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
Great article! As mother to a little one-I hold my breath because I wonder when will the day come that others may not think he's so cute any more? I pray...all the time, that one day soon things will change in a positive direction.
There is no escape via our own state or country (or in the world) from internationalized institutionalized racism but institutionalized resistance by all means historically and presently that is not collectively suicidal. In that regard MLK was CORRECT in terms of strategies (Remember America is the only country that has used the "BIG BOMB" against its "enemies"!)
Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation