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Re: “A Dream in Limbo

To be fair a large amount of the suffering endured by natives was caused not by war, but by disease as europeans were carriers for smallpox.

And, if you REALLY want to get down to the nitty gritty of it, most of the battles won against indigenous natives were won not by whites, but by miscegenated mixed race native tribes who embraced modernity the second it was available to them and fought as mercenaries for whites in exchange for access to european guns, boots, cloth, as well as legal protections such as "white christian" status and american citizenship. Cherokee and Choctaw nationality do not preceed european contact, as these are reform tribes created in response to the power vacuum left as the educated native ruling class fled to their strongholds in Mexico and South America. Example: The Cherokee and Choctaw are both officially christian.

"In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, a number of Scots-Irish traders lived among the Choctaw and married high-status women. Choctaw chiefs saw these as strategic alliances to build stronger relationships with the Americans in a changing environment that influenced ideas of capital and property. The children of such marriages were Choctaw, first and foremost. Some of the sons were educated in Anglo-American schools and became important interpreters and negotiators for Choctaw-US relations." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw

The spanish are white. Mexicans are brown. This is not rocket science.

So when people say Mexicans are invading, it's a bit of a joke. Half this country used to BE mexico, and most of the mexicans are 50% or greater native ancestry, meaning that in all honesty what's actually happening is that there was a 100-200 year refugee period and the natives are simply returning to their original homelands in the north where they belong. Considering how long it took Europe to recover from the Black Plague, this is a pretty impressive achievement.

TL;DR: Don't worry about mexicans. Worry about english speaking white-spanish californians.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/19/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Helping Hands + Helping Paws at Central Library

7-9 p.m.

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Posted by Susan Ellis on 01/19/2018 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Tigers 73, UConn 49

True fans of college basketball are in for a treat. Tubby Smith will show you how a great coach can take the remains of a shattered program and make it whole. He will be the best coach since Finch and fans with a modicum of patience will be well rewarded.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/19/2018 at 9:32 AM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

Cracko,
Here's the thing, 400 years later some of us are willing to admit to the effect immigration had on the natives.
If immigrants were to understand and admit to the negative effect their arrival has on the working class rather than continue to voice the slander from the elites (that we are lazy and unwilling to work, etc) then we could present a united front.
I've known lots of kids that came in as babies or were conceived as "anchor babies" (their term not mine) and you don't get anymore American that them, it all the good and bad ways we would expect of natives. But many have been fed on this slander their whole lives.

Posted by CL Mullins on 01/19/2018 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Helping Hands + Helping Paws at Central Library

What time?

Posted by SN on 01/18/2018 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Statewide Panel Will Focus on Water Availability

Word is that U of M groundwater guru Brian Waldron will head the working group on groundwater.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/18/2018 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Tigers 73, UConn 49

Good win! Keep it up Tigers, GTG!

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Posted by Salim Rivers on 01/18/2018 at 5:42 PM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

Now Mullins, I know for a fact that our mutual Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather (thereabouts), was an immigrant and the Powhatans benefitted mightily.

Posted by crackoamerican on 01/18/2018 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Zombie Apocalypse: The Battle Over a Paint Memphis Mural

The artists do not get paid. Sad.

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Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 01/18/2018 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Boozy Main

MPD already stated they do not have sufficient manpower to support the expanded zone. Has anyone- including journalists at this paper- ever pressed the councilman to explain how ordinances regulating public intoxication will be enforced? It only takes one incident to tarnish or severely distort the perception of a neighborhood. It appears that Jones and the council are willing to gamble with downtown's already mediocre image without providing any of the financial or institutional backing to support their actions.

Did anyone- again including the journalists at this paper- ever question Jones to a greater degree regarding the "lessons learned" on his trip to New Orleans? His statements indicate he thinks the French Quarter and the NOLAs Central Business District are synonymous when in fact they are very different, physically separate neighborhoods. The city's major employers and office tenants are not located in the French Quarter, they are located in that city's CBD. Beyond the needs for space, there is a reason for that. Did anyone even bother to actually talk to real estate professionals, property owners and/or business executives in New Orleans before proposing this ordinance? Anyone bother to have a discussion with the NOLA PD regarding their resource deployment? Anyone bother to have a discussion with the NO Downtown Development District? I seriously doubt it. But Jones saw some people drinking beer from a plastic cup in the French Quarter and thought, "Hey, that looks like fun. All of downtown Memphis should be like that".

I guess its also based on the brown bag guys who hang out drinking and yelling in Court Square so much of the time. Yep, nothing is more attractive to a company looking for office space or a professional looking for an apartment than people walking around drinking cheap beer out of plastic cups at 2pm on a Tuesday. Right. Very intelligent and well thought out.

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Posted by barfolomew on 01/18/2018 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Mayor Delivers State of City Address, Promises to Reinvest in City’s Core

Talks a good game, produces little beyond personal agenda. How many homeless people die on his doorstep before he gets a clue? How many tourists mugged? How many taxpaying Memphians forced to send their kids to private or home school because of the inferior education system? How many of the employed make a living wage? Keep taking down statues, giving land away, giving big jobs to out of town firms. What a poser.

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Posted by Brendan Duffy on 01/18/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Zombie Apocalypse: The Battle Over a Paint Memphis Mural

I'm a professional photographer.. I've done photoshoots at both the Evergreen/Chelsea location and the new one in Lamar Ave. I got the owners permission and have had some great shots of models with the graffiti in the background. I really don't care for the "Elvismort" panel (but hey.. some people don't like the Mona Lisa), but have no issue with the rose & zombie (even used it for a background with Ms. Johnson. (it's on my facebook)). Compared to what the neighborhood looked like before the Paint Memphis event.. it's a great improvement.

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Posted by James Morgan on 01/18/2018 at 10:08 AM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

I'm sorry, I just don't see how helping the DREAMers and undocumented folks, helps out me and mine.
This is America, where divide and conquer has always been the order of the day.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/18/2018 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Andy Wise Leaving WMC Post. Tags Decision #WiseChoices

Thank god

Posted by ManOnTheSquare on 01/17/2018 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Illustrates Local Earthquake Story with Non-Local Disaster Photographs

OMG I see where the Memphis/San Francisco Bay Bridge collapsed!

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/17/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Mayor Delivers State of City Address, Promises to Reinvest in City’s Core

Sure hope he's right!

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Posted by Charles Lendman on 01/17/2018 at 2:27 PM

Re: “'Poopline' Moved, Megasite Needs Additional $80M

Of course, the bigger issue here is why is the State wasting money in Haywood County for a "Memphis" Regional Megasite and forcing landowners and communities in Tipton County to bear the impact of the wastewater treatment system when the State could have reinvested in abandoned brownfield sites in Memphis/Shelby County like the Harvester or Firestone sites that are already served by a wastewater treatment plant?

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/17/2018 at 1:35 PM

Re: “'Poopline' Moved, Megasite Needs Additional $80M

Thanks, Toby!

Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/17/2018 at 1:23 PM

Re: “The Old Forest

Is there anyway to purchase a copy of this film? My 91 year old grandmother is requesting a viewing. She is originally from Memphis. Please let me know if anyone has any leads on how to find this for her. Thank you in advance. tsbaird@gmail.com

Posted by Taylor Storm Baird on 01/17/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

I dunno, what kind of office party can you get for 52 weeks labor? And do I have to learn a foreign language?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/16/2018 at 9:53 PM

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