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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-22-2017

posted by: Bric-a-Brac
Mia, It doesn't have to be my personal thing to be "cultural heritage". That's what makes it "culture" as opposed to, say, property. By the way, if I'm not mistaken,...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-22-2017

posted by: Mia S Kite
Bric-a-Brac, "recognized white supremacy in the South and gave us our state" is your cultural heritage? If you had the balls to come out and say it yourself, then it...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-22-2017

posted by: Bric-a-Brac
Cl, So, you don't understand metaphor, use the appellation "dime store" in reference to a statue commemorating cultural heratage AND get your history wrong. Gosh. I'm thing that this may...
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Re: Highly Invisible (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 05-18-2017
Posted: 05-22-2017

posted by: Frank Ballard
Had 2 friends in college who wanted different curtains in their dorm. They went to IHOP at 2:30pm and said, "We've come for the curtains." Took them down from 2...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-22-2017

posted by: Evie C Ward
Now who is forcing black Memphians to gaze upon the visage of a man or men or a flag that reminds them how their ancestors were massacred except to remind...
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Re: Remembering Irvin Salky: One of a Kind (Opinion: Editorial)
Issue: 05-18-2017
Posted: 05-22-2017

posted by: James Rhule
What a Gent ! Irvin was a large piece of Memphis Rest in Peace Mr. Salky...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-21-2017

posted by: CL Mullins
:) and Brichy, I believe the library was burned, not stomped, and burned several times, so all those may have been a reason. It was certainly a target a latter...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-21-2017

posted by: :)
@cl Brichy says hugging the obelisk is a beautiful and natural thing. yaaaayyy!...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-21-2017

posted by: Bric-a-Brac
@cl So, tell me, was the Library of Alexandria stomped out because of is racisism? It's misogyny? It's general badness? Maybe it was just an accident. A 600 year long...
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Re: Highly Invisible (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 05-18-2017
Posted: 05-21-2017

posted by: Bric-a-Brac
Walking past security looking like a workman? Unnoticed? Who knew? I mean, except for workmen, who knew?...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-20-2017

posted by: CL Mullins
Oak, I know, I just like pickin at your brain. Gives me plenty to consider. I want to float down to the Gulf. My maternal family goes back many generations...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-20-2017

posted by: OakTree
@CL - Always like discussing these things with you as well. About New Orleans and the surrounding region though. I'm intimately familiar with it, its people, and its history, both...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-20-2017

posted by: CL Mullins
Oak, First of all, I really enjoy your take on this. Last of all, the Chitimacha lived in a much larger place than NOLA, a fine region you should visit....
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-20-2017

posted by: OakTree
@CL - I was too busy yesterday to reply to this after you wrote it, but let's continue the discussion, because I think it's important. You ask: "..At what point...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: CL Mullins
Oak, At what point does racist, marbleized or bronzed, graffiti become a cultural element. And if there is " general human tendency to macerate and dismember, and stomp into nothingness,...
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Re: Residents Weigh Merits of Racist Tourist District Against Chances of a Dark Apocalypse (Opinion: Fly On The Wall Blog)
Issue: 06-25-2015
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: OakTree
So no sno-cones, then? I came for the sno-cones. Bugger....
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Re: Residents Weigh Merits of Racist Tourist District Against Chances of a Dark Apocalypse (Opinion: Fly On The Wall Blog)
Issue: 06-25-2015
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: Planx Constant
The big black box with yellow text that reads "PARODY" at the top of the article might be a subtle hint....
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Re: Bartender Turns Off TV During Band Set, World Ends (Opinion: Fly On The Wall Blog)
Issue: 05-18-2017
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: Terry Twyman 1
Commercial Appeal headline: "Bartender Ends World! Conservatives Hardest Hit!"...
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Re: Highly Invisible (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 05-18-2017
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: Tom Prestigiacomo
Did our President take his golf clubs? Lotta sand on those courses....
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: OakTree
@CL - I am quite aware why they were erected. In fact, I've pointed that out, their history, and the reaction to Reconstruction that they truly represent, here in the...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: Timeout4
I've lived in the Memphis area for about 20 years. However, I was born and raised in the northeast so I'm originally, well, a Yankee I guess. My impression of...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-19-2017

posted by: CL Mullins
Oak, These monuments were erected to further the lost cause, to threaten the populace. Removing this monument doesn't obliterate the history, although leaving it in a pile of rubble would...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-18-2017

posted by: OakTree
@CL- I thought I was pretty clear about cultural chauvinism, and the tendency of political victors to try and obliterate whatever came before them, or against which they have previously...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-18-2017

posted by: CL Mullins
Oak And yet the Chitimacha are still where God dropped them http://www.chitimacha.gov/history-culture/… and the Chickasaw are regulated to Oklahoma. Perhaps you meant the Chakchiuma, who were from, well, just about...
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Re: The White League (Opinion: The Rant)
Issue: 05-11-2017
Posted: 05-18-2017

posted by: OakTree
@PersonalAccountability - Indeed. This impulse to 'save' things frequently disregards whatever processes that are already in motion. In the case of the Chitimacha, the colonization of Florida by the Spanish...
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