I just don't understand why all these people who make less than 100,000 a year voted for someone who clearly in his campaign showed that he don't care about your welfare.This really bothers me. What other reason could it be. Trump lied way more than Hillary but what canidate don't Trump and his wife is definitely not a role model i want for my kids and on top of that the first thing he do is put the kkk in the white house.....bannon...you go figure but he's not racist. Come on ppl but one thing for certain all those jobs he talked about bringing back it won't happen because he can't yall will see only thing i can say is God be with him so he won't kill all of us.
Last I checked.Mozingo is an African name,Congo to be precise, Mr Mozingo should verify his own roots before talking about President Obama,besides,If he or others dont want to do the back breaking jobs, who will do them if the people who are willing to do them have all been chased away?
though racism in this town can sometimes be grey and unseen.. this town wears its homophobia with pride. I came out in high school and saw a quite frankly, amazing reaction from my peers and neighbors. It was disgusting. I got to a point in my life of acceptance and was ostracized like a leppor in the streets. I have felt the hate from this county. Not as a white man, I must say.. but as a homosexual, this election in Wayne county has separated us even more. There's restaurants me and my family stay away from. There's church's that send us away. Places were I can't show simple affection like holding hands with my boyfriend. Racism is real here, but homophobia is honestly insane in Goldsboro/surrounding areas.
I am so bothered by this article. Even more bothered by some of the comments...this persuasive and biased writer has already fuled anger from people that has led to racial comments. I was born and raised in Dudley NC, just barely North of mt.olive. I attended the same predominately African American high school as the kids from Mt.Olive. Do y'all really think for one second that any racially fueled hate would be tolerated in my school? In my town? Of course there are extremist everywhere you go, I can guarantee you there are plenty racist in whatever town Mr.Herring is from. But painting my county in a bad light for likes speaks to the ametuer ability of the writer to think "liberally" and consider all viewpoints. Can y'all not see the cat doesn't write "news" but rather shares opinions that he (he, the news outlet, whoever pays him, don't mean to bash him for doing his job) thinks people "want to hear"? Wayne county is a POOR county, but we are a strong and proud county. When I needed a friend or a hand back in the day, there wasn't always a white person around to help. I can speak to the LOVE shared in this county. Love for your fellow man, respect for people regardless of their opinions. This article does NOTHING to represent my hometown. I have a white family member who retired from Mt.Olive Pickle after 30+ years. I have a Native American relative who has worked at butterball for years. I am most disgusted by the mocking of Christianity in this article. It bothers me to my core the lack of respect it takes to bring up one's religious practices in a negative light. Will you do the same when there is an opportunity to mock other religions? Doubtful. I grew up SO poor, as a lot of us in Wayne did. What being poor will do is humble you, make you appreciate small things that others might overlook. I am proud to be from Wayne county, I'm thankful for the multicultural influences that helped shaped me into the person I am today. This article went from Trump hating to race baiting real quick. I'm sorry for those who fell for it. Racisim is everywhere, it's up to us "readers" and "viwers" to let it consume us or choose to do better. WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER, YOU DO BETTER! (direct quote from a fellow Wayne county resident) Much love to everyone, I'll continue to REP MY CITTTYYY :-) or town, township, stoplight, whatever you call it
Mr. Herring, you sir, are a pompous ass. While Wayne County is not my favorite place on the planet, there are many positive qualities of Southern, rural Americans which have obviously been wasted on you. You seem to have found some degree of career success for yourself. So, if you find the rural South so offensive,why don't you get the hell out and god live amongst some hypocritical, liberal Yankees where you would obviously fit in much better. I guess you wouldn't be able to find anyone to judge and demean with your so-called journalism.
Is true Donald trump feed the white supremacy is not good they will kill the people
This sad that this country has gotten to this point. With the population of Wayne County being over 124,000 people,63%(78,203) are white (2015 est.). The two people interviewed in this article represent .003% of the white population in Wayne County. Only 27,360 voted for Trump (assuming they were all white), that leaves a lot of whites to vote for Clinton, or not vote at all.. The feeling i get from the article and comments is they didn't vote at all. Isn't that the same stereotyping that you all are arguing against. I have lived in Wayne County all of my life, and yes I do know that there are racist in this county, but I also know that there are a lot more that are not. Believe me, being a white male, I will find out quickly who is racist, and who isn't. A racist white man thinks all whites are racist also, so they are comfortable to spew hate. And no I haven't stood up like should in the past, but I have done a lot better. Hate is absolutely taught, I have seen that it is taught from all races and it must stop. It was taught to me. I stopped it, and many others are to. I am one of those uneducated, white boys that this article and the comments are trying to lump all together, and it pisses me off. 60 million people voted for trump in a country of 325 million, 200 million being white. So you all are going to just say the other 140 million are racist to. Is that not hypocritical?
Hey, Ann... "after Black Lives Matter, I said All lives matter"
You do realize that's racist, right?
SANEJAM, you hit the nail on the head with this statement "White people think they should be able to drop out of HS, get no training or additional education, and not have to "lower themselves" to do the kind of work many people from Mexico are proud to do and do well instead of halfway."
What did you do go out and find the most ignorant white person in Wayne County to interview? I'm sure you could find someone with a little more intelligence than this redneck!!! And saying everyone in wayne county is like him is so freaking racist!!!! The Republicans of Wayne County did not vote for Hillary because she is a criminal and a liar. We voted for Trump because he is not a part of the circle of big government. He is not in someone's pocket... he is change!!! It has nothing to do with race creed or color or religious beliefs!!! I myself have worked a many of days in a cucumber field, tobacco field, etc. I would dig a ditch with a spoon if that's what I had to do to feed my family!!! But that's the difference between me and a lot of others I don't want anything handed to me!!! I work for everything!!!! I'm not scared of any kind of work!!! I've worked at butterball also so don't even go there!!! It's time for a change. It's here so freaking embrace it!!!! Sucked it up and get over it !!! Trump is your President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If not get the hell out!!!! It's that simple!!!!
You got it Ann Sullivan. Thank you. Exactly right.
I am extremely sad and disappointed with your very biased and untrue story
RANT! PADDY WAGON. Seriously Troy! I noticed that you .conveniently left out what I said after Black Lives Matter, I said All lives matter and we need to bring this country back together. You call that a rant, well I was watching the news and that is a common reaction to the news. You tried extremely hard to make me out to be racist, not happening. Everyone that knows me, including your Father, knows that is not true.
Troy, I am extremely proud of Mt Olive and Wayne County. How did it feel to trash your hometown? In Wayne County, I have not seen one single act of racism! I guess you missed all of the acts of kindness before, during and after Hurricane Matthew and the floods that occurred after it. I can tell you everyone worked side by side, offered housing, food and shelter for them and their pets. If that is what you call racist, you have a lot to learn, especially about your home county. There are some comments that you have attributed to me that I did not say.Troy you seemed like a nice young man, that bridge is now burned. I also have to correct your comments about all of us poor, white, racist ignorant people. I have 2 degrees, am female and earned my retirement. I worked with Cub Scouts and Baseball over 20 years. I never saw 'color', I saw boys turn into young responsible men. I always taught them to dream big and never let anyone tell them," no you can't."
I love this Wayne County and the USA! I want all of us to succeed and to dream big. Wayne County is a good place to live and raise a family. I don't take kindly to the people that try to make themselves look good at other people's expense.
I am a proud Elector of District 13. I will be casting my vote for Donald Trump for all of District 13 in Raleigh on December 19!
My family has been in Wayne County for generations. We are white. I was not brought up to hate people because of the color of their skin. My opinion of someone is based on the content of their character and actions not race. I have been witness to racism on both sides. Your article paints with a broad brush.
Check your facts, because the majority of people on food stamps work at least one job, many work 3 or 4, but since corporations like Walmart don't pay a living wage they have no choice but to get food stamps to survive on an income that wouldn't feed, clothe, or shelter a single person, much less a family. We are sometimes getting 80+ hours of "sweat equity" , and often from both parents, but until we give people a fighting chance to live on what they are paid, this type of corporate welfare will continue at our expense while Walmart et.al. continue to profit from not paying people enough to even fill their gas tank to get to work. Some people do give up since it doesn't seem to make even a slight differences whether they work their fingers to the bone or not.
This article was as disheartening as it was enlightening. I know racism exists and Imari is right. The clan is entwined in the fiber of so many who desire our funds because they're not opposed to accepting green money from brown/black hands but they still despise us and wish to eradicate us, only they don't have the guts to show their faces. They hide behind all sorts of facades. That terrrifies me. Teachers, pastors, Walmart greeters...you nameeeeee it. Truth is, we spend daily with many who would take our hard earned money to buy the very rope to hang us with.
Batazoid, even Trump has let that foolishness go, but one must be willing to learn the truth, and people like you are determined to wallow in ignorance and bigotry. You wear it as your badge of honor, but the rest of us see a dunce cap. Speaking of people needing to release records, was Trump right when he said his voters didn't care about taxes and that kind of stuff i.e. "They are too stupid to understand the hoax I'm pulling". He mocks the "poorly educated people" he claims to live to their faces and they just cheer louder. I would almost feel sorry for you all if you weren't so darn hateful and disgusting to everyone else who has to cross paths with your fat, white, ignorant, poorly educated a$$!
Fact: the counties with the most white Republicans also have the HIGHEST percentage of citizens on welfare. More white people are on welfare than blacks. White people think they should be able to drop out of HS, get no training or additional education, and not have to "lower themselves" to do the kind of work many people from Mexico are proud to do and do well instead of halfway.
As a former teacher in a high poverty area where everybody was poor (black, white, and Hispanic), if I had a problem student I would prefer to deal with Hispanic parents every time. They are respectful, grateful, and appreciate the value of their child's education. They understand thT you are on their side and they cooperate to help their child be successful. I've never had to call an Hispanic parent twice to get their child in line.
Dealing with many of the white parents and/or black parents however was often challenging. Many had an entitled attitude and believe that everybody is just picking on their sweet, innocent child rather than understanding that a teacher can't teach 28 students when 1 decides he/she doesn't have to obey the rules or respect others. Perhaps some of us need to be knocked down a few pegs to appreciate being able to work (instead of refusing "menial" tasks) and understand that the opportunity available to their children to receive a good, free, and public education is a privilege not everyone has and understand that educators shouldn't be treated like servants to them and their out of control children.
I visited Mount Olive for the first and last time in September of this year with my Daughter, Granddaughter, and Grandson to visit my Daughter's family on her Father's side. I am White, and my Daughter is Black and White, as are my Grandchildren. We were less than one mile in to town, when the police who we passed (doing the speed limit), raced up behind us, and were on our bumper all the way to our hotel. I am a Disabled Veteran, with Florida license plates that CLEARLY say Disabled Veteran on them. When I explained what happened to the White woman who worked the front desk at the hotel she said "oh, yeah these police are really racist here." However, what really made me mad/sad was my Daughter's family when they said "Oh yeah, they do that all the time." Really? All. The. Time. People that I know and love are subjected to this all the time, and its been normalized for them. I saved my receipts from my trip there, and I spent around $700.00 in Mount Olive. I will never spend another dime in that town, and I make sure to let anyone I know hear about what my family experienced there. That's not the way you treat visitors because they don't look like you. Just because you're poor and ignorant, or in a position of power (police) it doesn't give you an excuse to be racist.
Here's a broader perspective on this problem. Those of us who have grown up and had to live in it don't have to have it explained to us.
As the old saying goes, "The golden age of science fiction is 12." Any bright, engaged 12-year-old who is smart enough to love sci-fi, cares about the future. And any one that intelligent *should* worry about the twit America just put in the White House.
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