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Re: “Raleigh Mayoral Candidate Charles Francis Has the Democratic Party’s Endorsement But Is Raking in GOP Bucks

Don't be fooled just because he is a black Democrat....Ben Carson is black and a Trump supporter.
We have some Democrats who vote along Republican lines...That does not make them real Democrats just posers...So is he playing both sides of the fence just to get elected then do the bidding of the 1% ..Is this why he gets donations from Republicans? Too many questions....What is his politics when it comes to NC citizens...Big money or real people. Just to say he is a Democrat is not enough to get excited about.

Posted by Tony D on 08/19/2017 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Rose's Swaps the Butcher Counter for Full-Service Lunch and Dinner

@MJAN: Spare us your White tears.

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Posted by Jesus Vasquez on 08/19/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue

To this day, that the South dare stand between
the YSA and their dreams of world conquest,
yet sticks in the Yankee's craw.

ISIS brooks no opposition.
The Yankee brooks no opposition.

You are the company that you keep.

That you live in fear of statues, that you are
frightened by an idea, exposes how truly
fragile and weak your Union truly is.

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Posted by Jaddy Baddy on 08/19/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Rose's Swaps the Butcher Counter for Full-Service Lunch and Dinner

Jesus, So white people aren't allowed to cook anything except food from a European tradition? What's next, they can't eat food from other cultures? Let's take that a step further, Latino's shouldn't be allowed to eat or cook anything other than food from their own Latino tradition. That'll put a crimp in the restaurant trade since many Latinos cook there. Your rant is wholly inappropriate. Just because you may not have seen someone of color of working there doesn't mean they don't or haven't or won't. But the idea that this couple of racist because they cook food they like and food that their careers have exposed them too is simply rubbish. This rant is nothing but an extreme example of false equivalence. If anyone needs a lesson in diversity, Jesus, it appears to be you.
Regards, Another White Guy from Ohio

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Posted by MJAN on 08/19/2017 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Constituents to Congressman George Holding: You Suck

We held a Town Hall for Mr. Holding, told him over a month in advance and it was while he was on his August break from Congress. We invited staffers. NO ONE SHOWED UP from Holding's office and he was "busy" although nothing on his event calendar. We had 100 people in the reddest area of his weirdly shaped, gerrymandered district and the event was amazing. We asked questions to an empty chair and mailed postcards to Holding with the same questions on them since he wasn't available to meet with constituents. The next one is already scheduled for December on his next break....

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Posted by Andrea Biondi on 08/18/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Rose's Swaps the Butcher Counter for Full-Service Lunch and Dinner

Dear White People,

Articles like this one is a perfect example of the cultural appropriation, institutional racism, and White supremacy that we people of color continually suffer under but which we continually do the hard, unpaid, and exhausting labor of trying to educate you about.

But you never listen, White people!

I am sure these VERY . . . NICE . . . WHITE PEOPLE . . . consider themselves anti-racist and good human beings, but let's talk honestly here: they are stealing the heritage, recipes, and traditions of communities of color and NOT REIMBURSING OR HONORING THEM!!!

As far as I'm concerned, this is just a step away from the KKK and Neo-Nazis marching in Chancellorsville and downtown Durham today. But I've spoken out before about this issue in relation to the racist appropriation of Latinx culture by the White Dude Bros at Luna Rotisserie and have educated the Indy on this issue, to no effect.

Because like these restaurants, the Indy staff is pretty much all White, and their leadership is 100% White.

It's easy to speak against Nazis in Amerikkka like Trump and Bannon. But to be truly anti-racist and an ally of people of color and other minorities and EFFECTIVELY support these communities then we need to force cisgender White people like Katie and Justin Meddis to interrogate their internal racism, publicly acknowledge it, and make amends.

In Chapel Hill and Hillsborough there is a large Burmese refugee community and Katie and Justin can start by committing to donating 10% of their profits to them and other non-Whites groups or our allies, like the Southern Poverty Law Center which fights racism, or more local groups.

White people and people of color, next time you go into Rose's look around and see how many people of color are working there. I've been in Durham for over half a decade and have been there several times and have never seen one. Since becoming woke I've stopped going there and anywhere else which exploits communities of color. When you get there, take a look around. If you don't see any non-Whites, speak out to the Kate and Justin, explain to them (politely) why you will no longer patronize them, try and educate them about White supremacy and what it means to be an ally to people of color and the LGBTQ community, and then walk out and tell your friends to boycott them too until they're willing to do something.


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Posted by Jesus Vasquez on 08/18/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Women's March on Raleigh

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Re: “Durham City Council Member: White Supremacists Rallying in Durham at Noon

@SLAKFAC there is nothing fringe about the death of Heather Heyer. She's not fringily dead. She's smack dab in the middle of the MAINSTREAM of DEATH.

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Posted by George Greene on 08/18/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “No Funny Stuff During Monday's Solar Eclipse, North Carolina Officials Tell State Workers

Couldn't they have issued a statement that said "don't be an idiot"?

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Posted by JohnNC on 08/18/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Durham City Council Member: White Supremacists Rallying in Durham at Noon

"If we don't pay attention to them (no media) they lose their power."

That horse has left the barn, taken a Lyft to the airport, and is having a fruity drink somewhere on a Caribbean beach.

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Posted by lxxxvc on 08/18/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Demonstrators Toppled One of North Carolina’s Confederate Monuments. Now the State Needs to Finish the Job.

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered, and the process is continuing day by day, minute by minute. History has been stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984

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Posted by Douglas Smith on 08/18/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Raleigh Mayoral Candidate Charles Francis Has the Democratic Party’s Endorsement But Is Raking in GOP Bucks

Do not be fooled. Politics is all about wealth, power, and influence. None of which anybody running for public office, Mr. Francis included, will do without in order to further their political agenda.

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Posted by Douglas Smith on 08/18/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “The Twitter User Doxxing White Supremacists Who Marched in Charlottesville Is from Raleigh

ammi, it is. My point was that these white supremacists are dangerous, and that they didn't have any right to privacy because of their actions. I agree with you. I had though that I phrased that clearly. I apologize if I wasn't.

Posted by Marc Sloop on 08/18/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Durham City Council Member: White Supremacists Rallying in Durham at Noon

Unfortunately, since media is more and more in the control of individuals, they can not simply be ignored. This sort of ideology has been ignored for years and in the meantime it has fomented to a dangerous level on private web pages and message boards. Now, Nazis are killing people in the street. It can't be ignored anymore.

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Posted by Alex Jackson on 08/18/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Durham City Council Member: White Supremacists Rallying in Durham at Noon

If we don't pay attention to them (no media) they lose their power. These people are FRINGE, and our constant borage of attention is making them seem mainstream. That's my opinion. I hope they are few in numbers and that if protesters go, they turn their backs on them.

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Posted by slakfac on 08/18/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Following White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, Hundreds Gather for Durham Vigil

Look at this right-wing trash Carlucci bending over backward to justify Nazis. Why don't you stop being a coward and just come out and say you are one of them ? Instead of hiding behind your false equivalencies, whataboutism, and intellectual dishonesty

Posted by rob_schrader on 08/18/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “How Much Should Durham Pay to Help Homeowners After a Developer Went Bust?

Typical bureaucratic BS. The burdens of the rich are borne on the backs of the less fortunate. Good thing they decided to gouge us in terms of property taxes every four years instead of sticking with the more traditional eight. That way you can waste our money on whatever elite programs you want and then balance the budget on OUR backs every four years. Just think of the interest you will save. Not to mention how it will speed up the gentrification process. Eliminate Section 8 housing. Check. Eliminate subsidized housing. Check. Then get rid of hard working homeowners who have been here for decades if not centuries by placing tax values on the houses they own above their meager means. I would imagine that it is especially gratifying if they are living on a fixed income. Screw those geriatrics good!! Hopefully tantrums by the self-entitled trust fund babies at Duke will be avoided by gently placing in their laps what us inferior beings have worked our entire lives to earn. We live to serve you. Way to go city council!! Congratulations on your shameless, blatant, and indifferent pandering. You guys are the best!!

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Posted by DR B on 08/18/2017 at 2:03 AM

Re: “Raleigh Mayoral Candidate Charles Francis Has the Democratic Party’s Endorsement But Is Raking in GOP Bucks

It might be a good idea, at least journalistically, for Mr Goldsmith to disclose to his readers that he has a personal friendship with the McFarlane family. It would also be helpful for the piece to include info on the Republicans donating money to McFarlane and whether those donating to Francis this time had previously donated to McFarlane.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 08/17/2017 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Following White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville, Hundreds Gather for Durham Vigil

Communists murdered more people than the Nazis.

You are worse than that racist scum.

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Posted by John Carlucci on 08/17/2017 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Governor Cooper Calls for the Removal of Confederate Monuments

Nobody agrees with these left handed Nazis more than Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban.
The good news is you can call the troops home because ISIS has won.

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Posted by Jaddy Baddy on 08/17/2017 at 7:04 PM

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