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Bill Marshall
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Bill Marshall

Lifelong resident Raymond Mason (DAVID DUKE)calls Rose Hill the best neighborhood in the city, except for one thing: all the white (BLACK PEOPLE)people moving in. “In my circle, the word ‘diversity’ is code for invasion,” says Mason. (DUKE)“The price of homes becomes unaffordable (COLLAPSE)when white (BLACK) people move in.” Nancy Carpenter (WES BELLAMY) is head of the Rose Hill Neighborhood Association and has lived there for three years. She(HE) laughs when told about Mason’s (DUKES) assessment, and says she (HE)agrees. “I know I’m part of the problem,” she(HE) says. WHY IS IT NOT CONSIDERED RACIST WHEN BLACKS SAY IT? HE… Read more »

Bill Marshall
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Bill Marshall

BY THE WAY… I DON’T THINK HE IS RACIST.. I THINK HE IS JUST BEING HONEST WHEN HE SAYS HE LIKES HIS CURRENT CULTURE AND DOESN’T WANT IT CHANGED.

The honesty is refreshing…..

Blair Hawkins
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Blair Hawkins

A foundation of brick imported from France? That’s how wealthy local Blacks were in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Black neighborhoods were all over town because the city was majority Black. North of the railroad were the Black sections of Vinegar Hill, Starr Hill, Preston and Rose Hill. South of the railroad were Fifeville and Garrett Street. Rich Blacks had their own cemetery starting in 1873, the Daughters of Zion Cemetery. News stories were written about the “four hundred” local elite blacks. The man who built Vinegar Hill, John West passed away 1927 as the richest black person… Read more »

Blair Hawkins
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Blair Hawkins

To figure out if something’s racist, substitute a different race. If it sounds racist for any skin color, then it’s racist for all skin colors……but you can’t see your own racism.

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brunohob

Comments such as “whites don’t respect our culture/heritage, adversely effect property values, are invading our turf, make poor neighbors, etc” I last heard in white neighborhoods in the 1970’s as they were integrated only the operative noun was “Blacks”. This article promotes racist views pure and simple. Pathetic -and vile.

Stu Loving
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Stu Loving

Wow, I’ve never read such uncontested statements of rascism in the Cville weekly until now.