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Re: “James Mackler: A Democrat in the Senate?

So on one hand you have an army vet. On the other, you have a chicken-hawk. Hardly seems like a difficult choice.

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Posted by RainBirdPoint on 09/10/2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

I'm glad I did not attend Rhodes upon graduating high school because I'm definitely one of the black lives matter thugs that would've had Mr. "White genocide " missing like bruh... Df is that... too much creamer in my coffee, even Jewish communities aren't claimed in America as whites by his hate group's ideology, I'm still searching history for clues to define "white genocide". To begin even in high school or pretty much any American education today EXCLUDES the African American race as founding fathers for America's history and what kills me the most is how the "white supremist president elect retard I mean Donald the duck I mean Treacherous Trump" had the audacity to diminish the honor of 1st President G. WASHINGTON with his statement that WASHINGTON also owned slaves while addressing the removal of Confederate statues. I'm not denying the claim of Washington owning slaves especially given the time and ideology of hateful men who seeked selfish ambitions rather than a foundation of national prosperity of all men &women on an equal level without discrimination of culture,race, or what may you have it but if you must bring up this claim at least give WASHINGTON his due respect and acknowledge the fact that back in Washington's time era for him to become a slave owner garunteed his votes of those who agreed with slavery and his allies who knew slavery was wrong, just as in today's time Trump alluded to Hip-hop/rap culture for the African American votes knowing good Goddamn well he don't give two pigs in a blanket for me and my people.

In conclusion I shared this information to say that America has gotten soft as citizens to uphold our end of THE PREAMBLE and allowed ourselves to cower under government control which is the exact opposite of what our founding fathers envisioned. Unless we as a nation regardless of tax bracket, race, sexual status, etc. ban together an first put an end to this we will continue to spiral down a bottomless pit of chaos.

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Posted by Andreius Bates on 09/10/2017 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Silky Sullivan Passes Away

Silky was a legend at LSU in the 60s at his Southdowns lounge.

Posted by Chuck Blinn on 09/09/2017 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

Oh Gerald, not sodomy too!? But you look like such a man's man.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 09/09/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Edward Mattie......."disgruntled former slaves"
So in "Europe" how did y'all keep your former slaves gruntled?…

Posted by crackoamerican on 09/09/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

Nick Pietrangelo did nothing but speak the truth. Illegal immigrants, including the grossly misnamed "Dreamers," are nothing but invaders who should be deported. And for speaking the truth, some here want him expelled - the representatives of "tolerance" at work.

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Posted by Gerald Martin on 09/09/2017 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

I was born in Europe but learned a lot about the American Civil War. After reading about Nathan Bedford Forrest I found out that he was basically a good man. The original Klan organized to protect citizens from the disgruntled former slaves and other maruders was disbanded prior his death in 1877 as soon as the local authorities were able to protect its citizens . Yet, he is blamed for the second Klan revived in early 1900's and the third Klan created in 1950's which is preposterous. We in Europe preserve our historical monuments which makes our cities unique and beautiful. Also, we do not desecrate graves. I do not approve of violence of the far left and Antifa. We need to preserve our history and not to bow to ignorance.Stonewall Jackson was paying for Sunday school teaching blacks to read and write while campaigning in Shenandoah valley. If you say Black lives matter so White lives Matter.

Posted by Edward Mattie on 09/09/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

Lemme explain that last statement. An asshole at 16 or 26 can embrace right wing philosophy At 36 he may turn liberal, but will be an asshole liberal. Or vice versa.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/09/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

I'm afraid you are confusing Rhodes students with the ostriches across the street.
Character may be formed by age 16, but beliefs and ideology remain in flux for some time.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/09/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

Being smart is a very good thing,college is even better to add to that.But for one to get more knowledge in whatever he or she is studying to say things such as this is appauling. But at the same time it's good to know such humans exist. However it is freedom of speech,and it's even better to know your thoughts now so whatever you graduate in you can't harm anyone in the near future in your practice .The pink tornado is deadly now one know about you.KICK HIM OUT AND EXPOSE PEOPLE LILE HIM JUDT SIMPLY SICK.

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Posted by Charla Campbell on 09/09/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

With all due respect, people who think as Mr. Pietrangelo thinks will not be swayed by the "values" of an institution like Rhodes College. A man is what he will be by age 16 as far as ideology or beliefs. Rhodes College cannot help Nick Pietrangelo, but Nick Pietrangelo can hurt Rhodes College, by emboldening other white supremacists on campus to come out of the closet, and by spreading these kind of hateful ideas so that others who already feel that way can feel comfortable expressing these kinds of thoughts openly. Rhodes is not a public institution, and I think they have every right to expel Mr. Pietrangelo. For the good of the institution and the other members of the student body, it is essential that they do so.

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Posted by progressivememphis on 09/09/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Author of Heritage Protection Act Cautions City About 'Consequences'

Was Forrest a brilliant military strategist? Yes. Did he help to improve African-Americans' lives after the war? Perhaps. But it all pales in comparison to the fact that he was a slave trader and a TRAITOR to his frigging country! How difficult is this to understand?

Also, as a representative of, and former mayor of 80% white Parker's Crossroads, he has directly profited off the town's Civil War tourism while insulating himself from the people that Forrest and other Confederates oppressed.

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Posted by Otterdaemmerung on 09/09/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Lura Grubb's Visit to Heaven


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Posted by JOSEPH B. DOWELL on 09/09/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

I worked at Georgetown for 13 years and every freshman class had a few children who were not ready for prime time education. They sprayed swastikas in elevators, hung bananas at the Black House, tore down the Hannuka menorah, and tipped over the life-sized creche. Every year one of more acts were perpetrated by young men whose political bent could only be shown under the cover of darkness.

Of course, their identities were exposed eventually, and they were disciplined. To my knowledge none were expelled. A cynic will huff and suggest Daddy's money bought them an elite education. But the real reason they remained is no one NEEDS a liberal arts humanities education MORE that adolescent boys who think what they believe matters more than what other people feel and think. Sending them home means nothing to them. Scheduling them to work with the Center for Social Justice Reseearch and Teaching where they do service projects with day laborers, kids in Don Bosco Christo Rey, and serve with students who do not mirror their beliefs changes them. There is no substitute for content knowledge which Master Pietrangelo sorely lacks.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 09/09/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

My freshman year I thought it would be funny to dress in black face for my Halloween costume. I went as fat Albert one night and an African dashiki the next night. Bars around Memphis found my costume hilarious and I won more than one costume contests over the Halloween holiday. This was my ignorance and thought that no one would find this offensive. After my costumes garnered the Rhodes spotlight, I was called into dean Stackmans office. He explained how other students felt about my choice in costume.
At prep school, this was totally acceptable, as some of the coaches channeled athletes of color to make a point of appearance and value. To this day I regret donning a blackface character for humorous purposes. Most of you know that all I wanted was attention. But I hurt people in the process. My decisions were wrong and all those who laughed at my costume choice can keep that to themselves. As a gay man, I know that it takes a lot to be accepted and understood. When I was young I did not understand this. As an adult I realize that I hurt many people. It was my ignorance. However, my costume spurred many discussions about race. I was wrong to dress as I did. I was wrong to classify a group of people based on my preconceived attitude of who belonged where. We are meant to forge our own path and bless those with beauty along the way

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Posted by freddieball3 on 09/09/2017 at 5:17 AM

Re: “Dream Bars launches new bar concept in Memphis

Haha no that isn't drugs it's liquor and a sugar cube

Posted by Jamie Harpster on 09/08/2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

@LEFTWINGCRACKER As much as I would love (and personally think is absolutely warranted) to meet this type of vitriol with punishment, it's not appropriate. Mr. Mullins is correct. I say put the kiddo up for a panel discussion and have him defend his views in an open forum. Besides, an expulsion would validate his views. Defending them might just show him how alien (and thin) they are.

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Posted by BeatTheDevil on 09/08/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Dream Bars launches new bar concept in Memphis

What is he burning? Is that drugs?

Posted by LaToya Turner on 09/08/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Tennessee Taco Opens Next Week

What we need is a good basic Tex Mex restaurant, like El Chico or Chuy's.

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Posted by Hannah Bobannah on 09/08/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Author of Heritage Protection Act Cautions City About 'Consequences'

That one seeks to hoist up in honor those who supported, boasted, and perpetuated the institution of owning individuals and declaring them 3/5 of a person... is absolutely ludicrous to me. Yes, I am aware that many of the founding fathers also owned slaves - sadly in my own family's history there was slave ownership; I wish to heck there wasn't. That "he did many good things" is a moot point - he traded and sold people for his own profit. I know that slavery has been a way of life for millennia and in many cultures; this doesn't make it right. Why things were done one way or another in the 19th century and before... I cannot answer to or begin to fathom. But, I cannot for the life of me put forth the notion that we should give it reverential honor. Put the statues in a museum or on museum grounds where the history can be told properly. We will not get past issues of the present until we confront honestly the issues of the past. You wouldn't want a statue of Bin Laden at ground zero... You wouldn't want a statue of Tojo or Yamamoto at Pearl Harbor. You wouldn't want a statue of Sherman in the middle of Atlanta or US Grant here in Memphis at Hunt Phelan. I respect history and historical significance.. but glory be there are other ways!

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Posted by Mollee Ostrander on 09/08/2017 at 5:38 PM

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