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Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

Erin,
Ok so you were at the Terrace somewhat earlier my connection (I seem to remember some black kids turning up late 60s and boy were they ever welcomed) and perhaps you realize that poor blacks had it worse than poor whites at that point in time.
Today you may have noticed a disparity in the outcome between Terrace alum. Some of your generation were indolent, even criminal and yet moved on. Why do you think that was?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/21/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

I was not commenting about then but about now. Barriers are faced by all poor people regardless of race. May I add Public Housing was segregated during the period my family lived there.

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Posted by Erin Rebel on 11/21/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Blazers 100, Grizzlies 92: Five Thoughts

Thought the 'sitting at 7-6' was just a typo, but then later 'Sitting above .500 probably shouldn't be as frustrating as it is. . .' We are 7-9 after the 5 game losing streak.

As to the 1st comment, the typical fire Wallace and blow it up comment we see every year anytime there is a losing streak. So silly. We have 3 guys in the early years of max contracts. There is no blowing up. Especially with us not having our 1st round pick in '19, it isn't happening.

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Posted by AndyDepper on 11/21/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Blazers 100, Grizzlies 92: Five Thoughts

Grizzlies just don't have the talent right now to be a good NBA team. With Conley regressing and often injured, Gasol being a moody player that he is, Parson (sunk cost and no expectations), only Tyreke Evans is capable of taking this team to new heights. He can only do so much. Next year, he will be gone unless FO can manage to ship one of the other three out.

I don't see any player from current crop- injured or not injured having the talent to rise to next level.
Grizzlies currently has 2nd round picks, D-league talent (expected to become NBA level through hard work alone), and discarded or injured players playing against genuine talent (sometimes not polished) on other teams

Front office, to hide its poor job over the years, expects a Coach to transform this team into top echelon team. It is just a fantasy.

Grizzlies can blow up this year or will have to do it anyway next year. Every franchise has to go through lows before finding next set of talent to take it back up to top. Just the nature of the sports. Grizzlies are trying to emulate SPURS model without the SPURSian coaching. This year's team in San Antonio (without Kwahi) is no better than an average NBA team yet Pop is able to get best out of them and win games against mediocre teams that Griz can't seem to figure out. Out of 9 losses, at least 6 losses were because of just not wanting more than the other team and not for lesser talent.

Only ray of hope is that Clippers, Blazers, Pelicans, Jazz are not that good this year and will lose lots of games, so grizzlies still have a shot at 7 or 8 position in playoffs.

We can blame injuries or lack of chemistry, but team does not have a superstar player or coach to bail it out and when team does not click as a whole, results like this start to pile up.

What is the point in going to playoff and losing in the first round to a Warrior or Rocket team. Third consecutive loss in first round. It is better to blow up this team and start with new talent.

Ship Gasol to Cavaliers and tank the season. Get Brooklyn's first round pick and get own pick in lottery after missing playoff. 2 first round pick and we can start rebuilding next year.

Gasol (at 33 yr ) Parson, Conley, Mclemore are not going to make this a winning team next year.

FIRE WALLACE and get new person to find talent. Wallace needs to go before team can rebuild otherwise history will repeat itself

Posted by PSHARMA1 on 11/21/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

Erin,
I have great respect for many of my friends from the old Terrace, don't know much about the new one. The stories of so many of the guys who rose up from there are inspiring.
Now I am assuming you are white. So I must ask if you recognize the extra barriers faced by your then black neighbors if you were there in the very late 60's.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/21/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

May I say as someone who grew up in Lamar Terrace housing project and is the son of former sharecroppers you make your own privilege. Being from a lower socio-economic level does not mean you can't archive a good and content life the decision is up to the individual.

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Posted by Erin Rebel on 11/21/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Hello Boris! FCC Clears the Way for Right Wing Sinclair's Channel 3 Takeover

The right wing yell about how totalitarian other countries are while they continue to lock down all the freedoms that citizens here thought they had, by cutting services to even needy war veterans, the elderly, and the ill to fill the pockets of the rich so they can buy more control over everyone. Shameful, but typically normal today.

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Posted by Safiyyah Sharrieff on 11/21/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Chile Today

Thanks for quoting me. You rule! Great writeup.

Posted by Brad Japhe on 11/21/2017 at 1:49 AM

Re: “Chile Today

Thanks for quoting me. You rule. Great writeup.

Posted by Brad Japhe on 11/21/2017 at 1:49 AM

Re: “South Main Market grand opening Dec. 2

Welcome and welcomed!

Posted by Robert Bain on 11/20/2017 at 6:36 PM

Re: “The Windjammer to Close

RE: Photo of Pau: Hubba hubba! (I kid.)

Posted by Laura Salovitch on 11/20/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “LBOE's Champion Burger

I've always said, Best Burger in Memphis! Congrats

Posted by MemphisTigers on 11/20/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “The Windjammer to Close

I went their as a little girl. My dad Larry Craddock use to own a Sprint Car and raceed in West Memphis. #76. He worked on them with Bill and we would go to dinner their sometimes. Good times!

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Posted by Donna Smith on 11/20/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Cohen, 5 House Colleagues Launch Impeachment Effort Against Trump

Frank,
Whatcha waitin' for, sperm on a dress?
Just because a house is on fire doesn't mean you should ignore the tornado coming down the street.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/20/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Cohen, 5 House Colleagues Launch Impeachment Effort Against Trump

Everyone knows that Trump has his problems; but, instead of grandstanding, I wish my Congressman would spend his time helping to solve the problems our community faces. Drugs, crime, education, poverty, etc.

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Posted by Frank Ballard on 11/19/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Pezz: Punk with a Conscience

I have had the great pleasure of meeting Ceylon Mooney,and Anthony Siracusa is now married to My Granddaughter Natasha...They will have a wonderful future together

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Posted by Gillian Beck on 11/18/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “The Hustle Report: Week 2

Austin Nichols, no mention.

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Posted by Jerry Cupples on 11/17/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Art of the Deal: What Happened at MCA?

Near as I can tell there's some nonsense deficit at play in many (even serious) conversations about enrollment. I'm hoping to get around to posting about that before this issue is off shelves. Multitasking! But the idea of "getting enrollment up" is maybe the wrong perspective and a self-creating problem when so many dire enrollment crisis moments can be directly related to something as basic as rising and falling birthrates. For communities its important to foster opportunities for education, vocational training, etc, but for colleges -- particularly small, specialty colleges -- the goal of stabilizing and growing enrollment has to be married to realistic scale and adaptability.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 11/17/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Art of the Deal: What Happened at MCA?

Here's another interesting commentary on the state of higher education. [1]

The truth is that all institutions of higher education are going to be hurting bad around 2027 due to lower enrollment. We won't see the last of the closings, and even well managed schools will close.

It's up to us to get that enrollment higher in Memphis. We need to graduate more students who are college ready. And we need to do more to convince our kids to stay home, or at least give them a reason to.

[1] - https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-11-17/debate-close-some-u-s-colleges-or-build-more

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Posted by tinduckisback on 11/17/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “The Windjammer to Close

Someone buy it!!! this is so sad!! Memphis losing its charm :(

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Posted by Kate Jesse on 11/17/2017 at 10:14 AM

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