Jerry, you need to write a book...
I just saw this post after I was looking for info on the 74 concert (Jam Up) featuring Argent and Jim Croce. Great memory. Brings Charlotte right back to me. Thanks!
Good article, stay on it!
I thought this was a great & honest read. Hopefully Latino folks can see the real problems and work to help eradicate some of those issues that we all face.
What a great dose of "reality check" :)
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Looks like Rolling Stone's leadership has recognized the backlash it received for its sloppy reporting, and has removed the "our trust in her was misplaced" line from their apology, and has taken at least a modicum of responsibility for its own sloppy methods and unverifiable narratives.
Meanwhile Charlotteans wait for CL and Ms. Green to do the same.
This is brilliantly written! I love the comparison with School Daze (also one of my favorite films - and the film that inspired me to attend a HBCU). The references to "Big Brother such and such..." are eloquently presented. I do feel like those of us who experience racism in our daily lives are part of a group (or fraternity) that those outside the fraternity just don't understand, regardless of who many times we attempt to explain our circumstances. On the flip side of that, our "fraternity" (or sorority in my case) has fun, unique, extraordinary experiences and culture that I wouldn't trade for the world. Great work, Mr. Easley!!
So Ms. Green, how does it feel to be riding the Duke Lacrosse Part II lynchmob bandwagon?
Hopefully your retraction and apology (it's coming out this week, right? RIGHT?) will express a modicum of personal regret on your part, as opposed to Rolling Stone's statement that threw "Jackie" under the bus ("we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced" - WTF?) without acknowledging the reckless, incompetent and legally actionable methods used by its writer and editors.
@jovaJamison we can't because some folks don't play fair : )
Why can't we all just get along
I'm just here for the comment s
Please let me know what isn't factual in the post. The problem is, you would be able to. Protestors are dealing in emotion, not facts. Everything in the post above is factual, and can't be contested. Take your head out of your ass and look at the facts. If you want the black community to advance, you need to address the correct problem.
@The Truth and thank you for sharing your ignorance
So sad to see so much ignorance in the black community..
All this noise over nothing......Michael Brown was shot because he assaulted a police officer and was a criminal, he wasn't some innocent matryr. Eric Garner died of a heart attack after resisting arrest due to morbid obesity, not because of a chokehold which wasn't actually causing him to lose breath----if you can't breathe, you can't speak.....
The vast majority of the country is sitting back and watching the morons out protesting while rolling their eyes. Nothing is going to change because the true problem isn't being addressed: the black community will not own up to trying to change the criminal nature of their young men. Black men commit crimes in such high numbers percentage wise as compared to the prevalence in the population. If you want to keep them from dying, then let's start talking about how we can lower the participation in crime among their ranks. You can't commit crimes and assault police officers and not expect some casualties along the way.
@ Charles Easley,
So, you'll respond to people who pat you on the back, but you'll ignore a question about an incident nearly identical to the Ferguson shooting? Pretty irrefutable proof that you're nothing more than an insincere race-baiter.
What does the allegation that Dillon Taylor may have been drinking have to do with his being shot in cold blood by a policeman? In what universe is public intoxication a capital crime? Do you read that new CL column about the little chick who gets plastered five times a week? Does she deserve a couple slugs to the chest?
@Katherine Smith You are correct that part of the indoctrination of being in this fraternal order is understanding the rules of engagement when you are part of a marginalized community especially as young black men. Thank you for reading and sharing some very important points of discussion!
@Marty Kindall Chester I agree and as someone who has family and friends who serve as police officers I know that there are bad seeds in any group but the escalating incidents of violence as it relates to folks from marginalized communities is too frequent to ignore. I believe most good folks are willing to do the work but the scary thing is that those bad seeds can and are doing real harm in the interim. Thank you for reading and always sharing your thoughts!
@John Q Public I believe another reader has addressed your point. Thank you for reading.
@Tony Tony Stark I am right there with you in celebrating the level of activism being shown by this young demographic. I group that many including myself thought was lost to collective apathy. It is more than encouraging to see them make their voices heard. Thank you for reading and always sharing your enlightened views!
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