MickeyNotMouse | Indy Week

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American of African descent, native of Texas, visitor from State of Washington


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Updated on August 31, 2017 at 11:01 AM


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Posted by MickeyNotMouse on 03/01/2018 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Newly Reelected Mayor Nancy McFarlane Grapples with the Fact That Large Swaths of Raleigh Feel Left Behind

Post the election where the elites if Raleigh simply consolidated their influence via control of the media, the situation for 42% of Raleigh remains the same. The is no politically patriarchal or matriarchal benefactor looking out for the interests of minorities in this city. The problem is that any attempt to do this for themselves is met with suspicion and animosity rooted in a culturally obsolete racial mentality. One that supposes that it has the best interests of minorities at heart when it ignores and attempts to depreciate their participation in the political process.

This editorial presents the mayor as acknowledging of what she is worked as defining as 'disengagement.' The term implies intent to refuse to participate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The JerryGs of Raleigh as so misinformed that they might as well be Russians chiming in from Moscow. It's as though they aren't aware of the persistent and continual attempts of various groups to influence and contribute to the city's government. Perhaps, it's the lack of MSM coverage by local newspapers and television stations. It could also be a matter of apathy on the part of a city council with only one racial minority representative at the table.

One person on the council is responsible for cityeide leadership. The mayor.

The two at-large councils are there to address conflicts of interests among the districts, but one can't offload the responsibility of the mayor to be both the voice and the torch bearer of the City. This is where the ideals of impartiality and opportunity are personified or denied.

The majority of the opposition to Mayor McFarlane was generated by a lack of attention to complaint and grievances voiced via the approved channels setup by the city. That isn't disengagement. It's a lack of execution of duty to a specific constituency. The term for that is highly disparaging but the effect of such extreme apathy is indisputably damaging to the least affluent in the City.

For sure, there are many like Charles Francis who have engaged the system and carved out a place for themselves and their families. The whole idea that that could be done while at the same instance addressing the political challenges of the known obstacles to political participation to Americans of African descent is a confirmation of ignorance.

The point can be made by the Indy Week's focus on the Muslim community via the Boloch campaign. Per Jerry's criteria for prior contribution to the city's welfare, their attempt to engage via the campaign was unqualified by any prior contributions. As you can see, the logic of the idea that she could get her education and make a contribution? Could the South Asian Community claim that it has benefited the African American community by opening stores in their neighborhoods that do not contribute to the political benefit of their patrons?

The Asians took your example and they show the same disregard for the community. Now, their children want to participate and engage in the political process, Is that a sign of collusion or evidence of a desire to be independent?

Enough! The whole idea of this nation is inclusion.

IF you want democracy to work you can't pretend that people are disengaging because the complain about be ing segregated and dismissed.

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Posted by MickeyNotMouse on 11/23/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “How the Triangle Became Ground Zero in the Cohousing Movement

From the article, "only a tenth of 1 percent of people in the Triangle live in an official cohousing communitythe Triangle has the second-most cohousing residents per capita in major metropolitan areas,"... Are we coming to this if we continue to widen the income gap?

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Posted by MickeyNotMouse on 08/31/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Mob Rule

Who are these people who behave so badly and dare anyone to comment on them in public? Are they relatively new to the area or natives who have lost hope in the rest of us?

Posted by MickeyNotMouse on 08/31/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “The Wake County Register of Deeds Office Is Now Missing $900K

Common thievery?

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Posted by MickeyNotMouse on 08/02/2017 at 9:46 AM

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