Jamie Strong 
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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: “Ritz Survey Says School Consultants Low-balled Costs for New Municipal School Districts

For Commissioner Ritz, as an empty nester, it's less expensive to pay the cost associated with a municipal school district and local control. Rather than to sell my home for less it's worth and move out of this county, therefore gambling the chances on properties values within a mega school district in place, and gambling with the education of the children. Hence,tax base moves away over a course of time, fleeing to other counties to avoid all of this. Must I remind you, Whitehaven, Frayser, Parkway Village, Hickory Hill.....enough said! I invite you to have a conversation with me in regards to this. PS My retired firefighter husband has seen more in the city of Memphis that goes un-published, and it is quite sobering, we want nothing to do with the city of Memphis in regards to education or their government!

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Posted by Jamie Strong on 05/16/2012 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Revenge of the 'Burbs

In response to Oldtimer above with regards to your statement that the municipals are trying to go to 95% white, from 47% black. You will find on page 2 of SES LLC team reported those figures from all categories used in the Tennessee State Board of Education "report card" differs from you calculations.
They are as follows in the order they reported, for your convenience.
25.5% Afrian American
3% American Indian
1% Asian
3.3% Hispanic
1.0% Multi Racial
3% Pacific Islander
61.5% White

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Posted by Jamie Strong on 01/18/2012 at 10:24 AM
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