@Jason I think the point you are making is more of a misnomer. The expectation that somehow a lower economic level somehow translates into how educated or articulate someone can be is a common perception.
I like many of my friends grew up in the inner city and have taught many young people who also have come from areas where resources were not as abundant but they are still relatively intelligent and able to effectively express themselves.
Thank you for reading and sharing an alternative take on this topic!
"Noam Chomsky" Really?
Bob Dylan wore that scarf for the same reason he had his hands stuffed in his pockets on the cover of " Freewheeling"! it was winter in NYC and when that winter winds gets swirling in and out of the many skyscrapers, there ain't no cold like it
I know this is not going to be popular on this thread, but it does need to be pointed out. While the story you described above happened to be a weather related issue, the majority of 'local' news stories are crime related. Areas of high crime are typically populated with lower educated people. That goes for every race. Therefore, these reporters have a very limited selection of interviewees, and you get typical grammar associated with the demographic.
Who's the punk ass? A 17 year old kid getting stalked by an armed adult for no apparent reason, or a grown man who can't handle a fight with an unarmed child, so he shoots him?
NDO, your comment makes it sound like a crime for a black teenager to walk down the street at night. Perhaps it is in your mind, but not in reality. This identifies YOUR argument as painfully stupid.
@Steve Wrona: If you are referring to me as "the editor of a newspaper that stands to lose a lot of revenue due to this bill," you are absolutely incorrect. Creative Loafing is not one of the newspapers in North Carolina that publishes these legal notifications, so we neither gain nor lose anything with regard to this bill. The two points, to me, are 1) in making this statement, Mr. Tucker snubbed his nose at the very public he's supposed to represent, and 2) easy access to important public information is essential.
Rather than check in with my own variation on an argument on this topic that has already been well made in several papers across the state, I'll quote one that I think goes to the heart of the issue. I am fully aware that these newspapers have a financial interest in these public notices; however, this editorial, from The Davidson Dispatch, defends House Bill 723, an alternative to
Senate Bill 287 (the bill Tucker supported) clearly and intelligently:
"One of the reasons state legislators years ago began requiring publication in local newspapers was to ensure accountability. Local officials couldn't just claim they notified the public of a hearing. By running public notices in the newspaper, a system of outside verification was established. This makes sure government conducts business in the open, making back-door deals more difficult.
"This measure [House Bill 723] also ensures that those North Carolinians who don't have access to reliable and inexpensive Internet service still has a way to find out what their government officials want to do. Thousands of Tar Heel residents still fall in this category."
Scott Markle- you are an asshat. That is all.
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This is why people are turning away from the church.
Isn't it funny how the rest of that anti-gay bit in Leviticus never gets air time. It goes on to condemn as sinful - right after the "homosexuals are an abomination" bit - that tattoos are evil, too. What else? Try having debt or playing the lottery, wearing clothing that is made up of two different cloths, eating shellfish, snacking on certain bugs, heavy drinking plus any woman who has her period should be locked away as she is filthy.
The church is filled with little rules to keep the little minds busy while the huge world spins wildly out of control and they reach for anything to make them feel safe.
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If the author's comment is more about the "local media keeping things in perspective" than why does the article seem more aimed at taking the Bobcats to task instead of taking the local media to task?
How much does CL contribute to these programs?
This article and DLP's comment are full of fail. Dorsch wasn't an "employee", he didn't collect any salary, and he was reappointed in 2011 by.... Mayor Foxx.
In my opinion, the purpose of this board is not to be City Council's toadies, but to ADVISE them, because nobody on City Council has experience in managing an airport (duh). Now whether airport management should ultimately report to City Council or to a regional board is debatable, but it's not unreasonable for the people to (at leas theoretically) know something about airport management - such as Dorsch who, again, was reappointed by A. Foxx - to opine on that matter.
There's much more to this story than is being reported publicly; I thought it was curious that the Observer's front page picture yesterday was captioned with the provocative phrase "repeatedly stonewalled" in reference to Dorsch's appearance before Council. That's more appropriate language for an editorial, not for front page articles.
who won ???
there is no need to show an id, period, no voter fraud, no bs
It's always entertaining to hear from the American Taliban. I wonder how long until they propose the death penalty for wearing blue jeans.
Interesting site to visit: https://www.facebook.com/ewigginsmemorial
I think it was held last Saturday.
@alyahX You are correct in that you have the right to represent yourself anyway you decide. You also missed the point that as a community we are also guilty of exploiting our own folks when given the opportunity.
I can have all the self worth I want but I would be pretty naive to think that how I am perceived culturally would not have any bearing on how I can successfully negotiate a mainstream environment. I admire your self-confidence. Thank you for reading and sharing your views on this topic.
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