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Re: “Durham Rescue Mission Will Not Waver in Attempt to Be Removed from Proposed Historic District

I'm glad you pointed out the vast resources of this group. Additionally, their numbers to restore a house in a historic district are wildly inaccurate. I'd suggest they discuss plans with multiple other contractors who have done this work as it can be done for significantly less.

If Habitat for Humanity can do it, the DRM can too.

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Posted by Natalie Spring on 09/02/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

It is interesting how no mention is made of Dr Cho's race in the "apology" above. This is how racism works--it us about the hat, the clothes, the mistaken identity--not about the race. It's about "unfounded allegations" in the face of decent efforts at communication. Its about the victim taking a simple mistake too personally. Have we learned nothing about how racism operates?

I also have to wonder how much of this is being tolerated because the guy is Asian. Racism against Asian-American seems to get much less traction in the media than discrimination against other groups--African-Americans, Latinos or the LGBT community for example. I applaud the Indy Week for picking this story up and highlighting it. I do wish though that there had been a more thoughtful analysis of the race/power issue though.

One last irony: Andrea Reusing made her name and fortune culturally appropriating Asian cuisine. And here she is acting as an apologist for this egregious behavior--against an Asian American. White privilege continues unabated.

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Posted by Indy Thinker on 09/02/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

I'm baffled by the existence of such a policy. Unless an assault or threatening behavior occurs *on the premises* of the restaurant, an accusation should not result in anyone's removal. Only the person who is uncomfortable should be invited to leave, if he or she wishes, with the offer of an escort if desired; without proof, the restaurant has no business disrupting anyone else's evening.

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Posted by ForeThoughts on 09/01/2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “The Durham Rescue Mission Wants to Expand. Golden Belt’s Proposed Historic Designation Might Get in the Way.

"This isn't a NIMBY issue, they [residents] say. They're not opposed to the mission's presence or even its expansion. They just don't want it to disrupt their neighborhood."

Isn't that the definition of NIMBY? It's a shame no one from the DRM would speak to the INDY. There is another viewpoint from Rob Tart, the Chief Operations Officer of the Rescue Mission, in the 8/27 Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/why-i-don-t-support-the-proposed-golden-belt-boundaries/article_2c735610-6c87-11e6-b741-672de2f9e7ad.html

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Posted by ZK on 09/01/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Pop's Backdoor Shannon Rd. in Durham!

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Posted by Kathryn Moore on 09/01/2016 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Judge Michael Denning should be impeached as a Judge! He made a discriminatory comment during a court hearing! He stated "China wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the Chinese." Judge Michael Denning should not even be running for Superior Court Judge! He is a disgrace of what it means to be a Judge. He should be removed/impeached as a Family Court Judge because he made a discriminatory comment!! The people of NC do not accept discriminatory comments made by a Judge!! Judge Michael Denning made a discriminatory comment during a court hearing!! Do the right thing, Judge Michael Denning, remove yourself as a Judge!! He has the audacity to think he should be a Superior Court Judge; he should not be a Judge at all.

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Posted by Discrimination is Wrong on 09/01/2016 at 7:40 PM

Re: “In a Statement, The Durham Hotel Apologizes to Michael Cho, Says It Does Not Tolerate Discrimination

were appropriate hurt feelings reports filed?

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Posted by terryboo on 09/01/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “How to Navigate Busy City Streets on Two Wheels

Hey Barbara 2:

“Bicyclists usually ride on the right side of the lane, but are entitled to use the full lane…. Drivers wishing to pass a bicyclist may do so only when there is abundant clearance and no oncoming traffic is in the opposing lane. When passing a bicyclist, always remember the bicyclist is entitled to use of the full lane.” – North Carolina Driver’s Handbook, p.95.

Please be safe out there...

Posted by Michael Petersen on 09/01/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “How to Navigate Busy City Streets on Two Wheels

#1 - stay out of the middle of the road with oncoming cars. If you want us to "share the road", perhaps cyclists should get licenses like auto drivers have to. Let them pay their "fair share".

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 09/01/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Walt's Grill in Chapel Hill

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Posted by Pickles 1 on 09/01/2016 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Where Have Durham’s Black-Owned Restaurants Gone?

I loved Dillard's BBQ. One of my first real Durham experiences when my wife and I moved here 25 years ago. We walked in on our first visit and Mr. Dillard thinking we might be lost, asked us if we needed directions. When we answered that no, we just needed something to eat, he made us feel at home and personally took us on a tour of the buffet. I even swung by there to pick up lunch on the way to Duke for the birth of my first child. I miss them—and their plates at the DBAP as well.

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Posted by Geoff Dunkak on 08/31/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory’s Smiling Face Replaces North Carolina-Made Movie Posters in a State Office

He looks like such an a*sface.......Like a bunghole ripped inside out....

Posted by Tony D on 08/31/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Drink it raw

Great reading! Just want to say that I drink 100 percent Raw Milk and have never felt better. I have to drive quite a distance to get mine, but, it is worth the trip many times over. I drink Sweet Milk, Clabber, Whey, and also make sour cream and learning to make wonderful cheese that is so healthy.

I had some health problems that prescribed medicine made much worse. However, since drinking Raw Milk from grass fed cows, those problems just walked off and have never returned. Plus, I have lost weight and easily kept it off. Yes, I am living proof of healing cows milk which is raw. I'm sold on it!

Posted by samphillipssr on 08/31/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Where to Find Black-Owned Restaurants in The Triangle

Flavor Desserts on 55
Bull City Street Food
Saltbox Seafood Joint

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Posted by Durhamight on 08/31/2016 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Our Five Favorite Excerpts from Judge Thomas Schroeder’s HB 2 Smackdown

Republicans love to create enemies out of thin air so they can pass laws to protect us from them...lol..and rally their stupid base voters to the false cause and these idiots believe every word they say......Republicans are such idiots they defy logic.

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Posted by Tony D on 08/31/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “The Woodhouse Brothers Get into a Twitter Feud, Democracy Loses

Dear Joyce, you have my permission to put Dallas up for adoption. Christmas is coming in November and there will be a lump of coal in his sock and he'll be unhinged.

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Posted by cityfox on 08/31/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: New Republican Leadership, a Big Tropical Storm, and Creepy Clowns Lurking in the Woods

I recall a story from 2014 about people dressed as clowns who terrorized residents of San Joaquin Valley, California. http://abcnews.go.com/US/mysterious-clowns… So, it could be copycats.

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Posted by cityfox on 08/31/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Our Five Favorite Excerpts from Judge Thomas Schroeder’s HB 2 Smackdown

" "While there are no reported cases [of peeping, indecent exposure, and trespass violations] involving transgender users...." You can stop right there. There have been 16 reported cases of perverts doing this in North Carolina - does this mean that they were TransGendered? Absolutely not. The majority of those who are truly transgender simply DO NOT CARE, as they are in the process or have already gone through the process of gender transition.

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Posted by Matt Price on 08/31/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: New Republican Leadership, a Big Tropical Storm, and Creepy Clowns Lurking in the Woods

For clowns in the Carolinas check the legislatures!

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Posted by urbanus on 08/31/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Pat McCrory’s Smiling Face Replaces North Carolina-Made Movie Posters in a State Office

I like his face on the leather-clad body of Jennifer Lawrence, but I do wonder which bathroom he'd use.

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Posted by toastmasterbone on 08/31/2016 at 11:32 AM

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