Tag Archives: Hate

What divides us

There is a church down the street from my house that uses a sanctuary that once housed a neighborhood Southern Baptist Church. The church that occupies this building today has a catchy, hip name but when you read their “beliefs” they … Continue reading

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The Folly of history, heritage and culture

Folly Beach is a town located on a sliver of sand known as Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. As you cross the bridge to the island, over Folly Creek, there is an old boat on the side of … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

There are a few foods my wife refuses to eat, Brussels Sprouts, any kind of Pea, cooked Carrots, biscuits and gravy, Okra, Meatloaf, Lamb, Duck, and sadly for a girl who has NEVER lived outside of the South, Grits. She has … Continue reading

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The heavy price of hate

“I watched my son come into this world and watched my son leave this world.” – Felicia Sanders describing the death of her 26-year-old son, Tywanza Sanders one of nine people killed on June 17, 2015 at the Mother Emanuel … Continue reading

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The booming business of hate

“The timing is not good. We are black. We are Muslim. We are Somali. We are all the negative stigmas.” – Omar Hassan, speaking in reference to the country’s increasingly intensified anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim fears I believe, with all my heart, that … Continue reading

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Hate not heritage: The Confederate Battle Flag

New York Times: As Trump Rises, So Do Some Hands Waving Confederate Battle Flags Let me give you my qualifications to speak about the Confederate Battle flag; I am white southern male that owns a pickup truck and I have lived my entire … Continue reading

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Hope: Political ends and beginnings

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela Bonus Quote: “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance the dancing bear will win.” – Nancy Isenberg I had decided after the election, no … Continue reading

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