Comments on: Death in Charleston: Trapped by the tragic, unheeded lessons of the nation’s racial past http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1067995 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:05:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1067995 The United States has a flag. And each state has its own flag to represent local flavor. Then there’s the confederate flag: Something to urinate on, and throw in the trash. It is a terrorist rag.

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By: EdwardMax http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1067848 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:48:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1067848 “The rise of mass incarceration….” is the reason for the dramatic decrease in violent crime that has occurred over the past 20 years.. However, this is about to come to an end and we will then see a dramatic rise in crime of all nature.

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By: Axadental http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1067087 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:06:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1067087 Growing up in the South, I had the option to buy into the past and all the negativism and delusion that entailed or to respectfully leave that behind. Fortunately, I was born into a family where two direct ancestors fought for the Confederacy and one who was from a southern border state and fought on the other side for the U.S. Army all through the Civil War. Even my Confederate ancestors left the past behind as did my Union ancestor. I never saw a Confederate flag until I was old enough to see one in a history book. So far as I knew my ancestors were not slave holders, so they were caught up in the war through regional loyalty. When the war was done they were done with the southern cause and bravely faced a grim survival during Reconstruction. I was taught to revere General Robert E. Lee as a great general and a dignified gentleman. I was not transmitted any racial hatred or “the South shall rise again” foolishness. My Confederate great grandparents abhored the KKK as “riff-raff” to be avoided and disdained. Thank God I was spared any generational racial hatred connected to a lost cause.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1067009 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:30:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1067009 AmericanGrizzly, most of America would agree with you. Flying the confederate flag (a flag of terrorists, white supremacists, traitors and life-long losers) is a form of mental illness. South Carolina is officially a mental handicap state.

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By: Entanglement http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1066532 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:23:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1066532 The Confederate Flag is a symbol of a supposedly Christian society that built its economy not by exploiting starving illegal Hispanic migrant workers, as is the accepted norm today, but by kidnapping and enslaving in forced labor people from another continent. Beatings, rapes and lynchings were “justified” by laws that made an African less than a person. The defeat of this society in 1865 did not change the perceptions of White Southerners towards Blacks and segregation laws were strictly enforced to prohibit any intermingling of the races. Unfortunately the majority of minds in several states have not evolved since the civil rights movements forced legislative changes. The Confederate flag does not represent a noble army of virtuous Christians with charismatic leaders. It represents the darker side of mankind and is an insult to the descendant of those who were deprived of their freedom. True Americans fly the American flag. Traitors and sociopaths fly the Confederate flag.

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By: BrianCai http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1065998 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 01:56:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1065998 I highly doubt that “the age of Obama made the sight of a black first lady and attorney general and the presence of powerful African-American civic, business, and cultural leaders seem ordinary.” I remember in one of my college literature classes last semester, we had a discussion about this topic. President Obama doesn’t represent the African American society at all, in stead, he has picked one side from the very beginning. (For political reasons and his personal stories). People always talk about “hate crime” nowadays, however, I don’t think Roof’s case is a hate crime. I personally feel the cause of “hate crime” is jealous. In this case, what makes Roof so extreme is not jealous. The biased social justice misleads some unwise teenagers that we live in a society which fulfills of “hate.”

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1065994 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 01:03:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1065994 Much has been said about racial problem!
Why they say racial problem? African American is not the only “Race”.Many races like,Spanish,Kenyans,Italians,Chinese,Ko reans etc.My question is why African Americans suffers most the so called discrimination in matters like job opportunities,victimization by police etc.My question is why other races have prospered more than African Americans?
With my 25 years observation as a hospitality business owner,I had opportunity to observe closely African American customers.What I saw as a basic difference with African Americans among other races is the
Culture or living habits.They do not show flexibility for adopting the main stream way of living as like other races9Even poor).They live in their own communities,they like only easier jobs to make money,they have instictual apathy for education.They do not adopt healthy eating habits or control of body weights.No doubt there are some exceptional individuals but this is generally speaking of masses.They keep away from white people because they feel strongly they are neglected community.Rather I see them carrying some inferiority complex.They are not prepared to accept “Blood is thicker than water”They are not willing to do do like Romans in Rome.This mass characteristics make other talented people of their community also to suffer.Yes they are civilians but coming originally from Africa as like Indians coming from India since generations.They must endeavor.They must not lag behind as my Indian family has done.All are well off at par with whites.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1065984 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:54:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1065984 Meanwhile in Ukraine, Russian speaking Ukrainians lives don’t matter according to Western nations and the Baltics. Hypocrites of the west still support despotic nations like Saudi Arabia no matter their human rights records.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1065983 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:54:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1065983 Meanwhile in Ukraine, Russian speaking Ukrainians lives don’t matter according to Western nations and the Baltics. Hypocrites of the west still support despotic nations like Saudi Arabia no matter their human rights records.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/19/death-in-charleston-trapped-by-the-tragic-unheeded-lessons-of-the-nations-racial-past/#comment-1065982 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 18:54:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41360#comment-1065982 Meanwhile in Ukraine, Russian speaking Ukrainians lives don’t matter according to Western nations and the Baltics. Hypocrites of the west still support despotic nations like Saudi Arabia no matter their human rights records.

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