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Comment Archives: Stories: Opinion: The Rant

Re: “Jared Kushner and the Big Con

Excellent, Randy.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Linda Hopper on 07/21/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

One axiom of life. If something starts out wrong it tends to stay wrong.

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Posted by jrgolden on 07/10/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Hey Jamie -

Your quote: "we are hated because of the stories that continue to be told, generation after generation... how do you escape that, how can one get above it..."

Then your last paragraph...some story,huh?

A little introspection would serve you well.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shane of Memphis on 07/09/2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Brilliantly written. Whatever you do, don't stop writing and advocating.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 07/09/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Mr. Wiggins, this is superbly written. I absolutely agree that,as you put it, there are dead and dying black people everywhere. If I might add, there is an enormous amount of death and dying, not only in the black community, but in all due to a lack of understanding, truth, pride in the right things,fear,and just plain,old ignorance. I salute you for being brave enough to speak your truth. We need now to be active to expose and refuse to accept the lies that have been handed to us,and it starts within.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Lanessa Anderson on 07/08/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

MS Strong, let's see if each young black man has 23 children, minus those incarcerated at 14, plus those having triplets at 13....whoa you're going to have to build a bigger wall. Maybe Trump can front you some concrete from the big job site. But liiks like you'll have to build it yourself.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/08/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Jaime,
That's some overview ya got there.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/08/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

I grew up there, I'm so tired of being the white victim....
The ones pointing fingers and writing these type of articles are insulting because of the closed minded ideals that all whites are privileged, slow down, it's not true......

No matter what we do to make things better, from as little to give a kid a ride, to donate our time, our money, we are hated... we are hated because of the stories that continue to be told, generation after generation... how do you escape that, how can one get above it... we all put our weight in our family's word right.....

Just had a very deep conversation with a woman yesterday...she feeds these children all summer because programs end after school is out. She's white, and afraid sometimes.... she stated" it's a cultural difference" one black man had 23 children. most young black girls are pregnant by 8th grade.... here in Shelby county...... the father does NOT support any of them, not one..... but, in his culture, he's seen as someone on a pedestal, a heiarchy, because that's how they view themselves. She continues,,,,,, until the adults change, the children will not!!!!!!

Very profound words, very!!!!!

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Posted by Jamie Strong on 07/07/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

That so eloquently but unfortunately describes many cities in this great country of ours.

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Posted by ViWhi on 07/07/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Why would anyone, specifically well educated millennials, move to Memphis or it's metro? Why would anyone- with the means- that does live there not spend every waking moment trying to get away?
Troy spells it out: the world would be better off without Memphis.

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/07/2017 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Every word was so poignant. Every word was so true.

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Posted by Christian Kirk on 07/06/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Damn, Troy! This is EVERYTHING!

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Posted by Cam Echols-Blackmon on 07/06/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

This is powerful and well written. Thank you for writing and sharing.

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Posted by John Carroll on 07/06/2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

You are not alone.

- a similar millennial,
FFERB

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Posted by FFERB on 07/06/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

All lives are devalued when some lives don't matter. How can we understand this about blighted properties, but not understand it about blighted lives?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 07/06/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

I appreciate you writing this piece..powerful indeed.

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Posted by Carol Elkins on 07/06/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Speak brother, speak!! Powerful piece, true to its meaning and emotion-filled

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Posted by Arielle Fair on 07/06/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Watergate II

I love some good fiction. Thanks Randy!

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Posted by Fred Blalack on 06/27/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Watergate II

Treason? Collusion with Russia to interfere with an election and telling the FBI to let it go.
Sexual Assault? "Grab 'em by the pussy." Over 17 women came forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. Trump said he'd sue them after the election but that would mean testifying under oath.
Illegal Labor? Trump used undocumented workers for hotel construction.
Obstruction: Comey, Rosenstein, Preet Bararh, Sessions, Pence, Sally Yates, Flinn, Manafort, Giuliani.

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Posted by Sputnik57 on 06/27/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Watergate II

Geez, everyone in in WH has lawyered up, and Jared has very exprensive attorneys. No one in DC would take on 45 as a client, but he did ask. These are not my opinions, but facts. There are senate and house committees and the Mueller team investigating 45 and his crew for all manner of issues including obstruction of justice. Again, not opinion. Fact.

Randy isn't wrong. You just don't like real facts.
That alleged health care act wasn't voted on today.
There is no wall.
The courts have not upheld much the administration has done.
The claim that 45 has the beat brain and best words is verifiably laughable.
You can clap to keep Tinkerbell alive as long as you want. That light is fading fast.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 06/27/2017 at 5:49 PM

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