bennettsville is a racist town!!!!!

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BLACK ALLAH

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Aug 26, 2006
 

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1-WHERE IS THE MEMORIAL FOR BLACK PEOPLE ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN YET THEY HAVE ONE OF A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER.2-WHY WERE WHITE KIDS ALLOWED TO HANG OUT IN THE FAMILY DOLLAR PARKING LOT AND WERE NEVER ASKED TO MOVE(40 TO 75 KIDS)BUT YOUNG BLACK KIDS WERE ASKED TO MOVE RIGHT ALONG IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD!EVEN GROWN UPS WERE ASKED TO MOVE ,PEOPLE WHO WERE TAX PAYING LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.3-WHY ARE THE MAJORITY OF ROADBLOCKS HELD IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY?4-WHY DIDNT THE MARLBORO HEARLD PRINT ANYTHING ABOUT JUDGE COTTINGHAM LETTING A CHILD MOLESTER LOOSE YET IT WAS ON CNN ,FOX NEWS ETC.
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1-The confederate memorial in front of the courthouse is to commerate a significant event during the civil war. I'm sure there would be no problem with a black memorial there. Has there been a significant event in black history that took place in Marlboro county?
2-Don't know, you need to talk to the business owners
3-The roadblocks are set up as a dragnet to catch drug traffickers. Its unfortunate that the majority of drug activity is centered in the area heavily populated by blacks. More social programs need to be put in place to give better education and job opportunities to the black community so the drug problem can be reduced.
4-Send a letter to the editor and see if they respond. If not, they are being irresponsible.
Matt

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Sep 2, 2006
 
I am from Bennettsville and there are very good answers to most of your questoions and statements. 1 Many men of Bennettsville and Marlboro County fought and died during the Civil War and weas a tremendous blow to the town and county. An old memorial was on the side of a building in the downtown area right in front of the courthouse depicting Bennettsville in the 1880s but was removed due to the lack of black people in the image.( Also Marian Wright Edleman the founder of the Childrens Defense Fund is from Bennettsville, and the office in Bennettsville makes that fact known.) 2 Most kids have their own de facto hang out spots. The Family Dollar is not one. That is an area that is usually devoid of people during the evening hours when most kids would hang out so I do not know when you went and saw this but it is not like that usually. 3 The road blocks are held on the main roads within the city. Most black people within Bennettsville live in and around the city limits along these main roads,(only a few areas downtown are majority white neighborhoods, while many whites live on Lakeside or out away from the city limits. So putting the blame on the fact that it is in the Black Community is an unfair statement to make. They are not dragnets for drug trafficing but for alcohol use, seat belt usage and license checks. 4 The fourth on i have not heard about so I can not personally comment on that one.

An added note. I am a young white male and was robbed by two black males, one armed with a 9mm pistol, while working for the local Pizza Hut. When I left the area I was able to flag a deputy sheriff down and report the incident just a few hundred yards from the area. The officecr radioed the city and they arrived and took their time in taking my report and checking the area in which this occured. The police have yet to turn up anything in this case. This was over a year and a half ago. The racial issue in Bennettsville is a two way street, whites and blacks are mistreated not just blacks, so before any allegations are made about an openly racist town, do some research about the issues you are bringing in as evidence in a forum. Bob in Burbank, I do not know if you have ever been to Marlboro County or know anyone from there, but please do not base California police tactics with those of South Carolina, yes we do have drug issues as everyone else but we dont use road blocks for that as much as say in Burbank or other larger cities. We are a town of only 9,000+ people. The Civil War is one of the very few significant events in th county that has occured. We are a typical rural town that has been able to retain Souther Charm with a downtown square area and still keep pace with the times we live in. So please both of you take more time in investigating a race issue before throwing the term racist out there.
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Sep 5, 2006
 

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i QUOTE who=BLACK ALLAH]1-WHERE IS THE MEMORIAL FOR BLACK PEOPLE ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN YET THEY HAVE ONE OF A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER.2-WHY WERE WHITE KIDS ALLOWED TO HANG OUT IN THE FAMILY DOLLAR PARKING LOT AND WERE NEVER ASKED TO MOVE(40 TO 75 KIDS)BUT YOUNG BLACK KIDS WERE ASKED TO MOVE RIGHT ALONG IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD!EVEN GROWN UPS WERE ASKED TO MOVE ,PEOPLE WHO WERE TAX PAYING LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.3-WHY ARE THE MAJORITY OF ROADBLOCKS HELD IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY?4-WHY DIDNT THE MARLBORO HEARLD PRINT ANYTHING ABOUT JUDGE COTTINGHAM LETTING A CHILDMOLESTER LOOSE YET IT WAS ON CNN ,FOX NEWS ETC
"I found SC to be a scary place were people are uneducated with the history of confederate war.Im a single white female wt 2 mixed children we moved here 13yrs ago.I got use to all the dirty looks i get from black women out here it doest bother me anymore.In PA we all mixed black portaricans Indians you name It we had them.I never really thought about it till a few years ago that there is a newspaper that is called the black pages. omg can you imagine if it was the white paper.by golley.as far as road blocks well i think whites are minority here so how do you figure we even have a so called white neighborhoods.? And lastly if you were so concerned about all this bs then maybe you would be able to teach our kids the meaning of a dollar besides slinging dope on the corners.life is what we make it and if you could kindly remove that chip off your shoulder and redirect it to yourself you just may wake up and see life stars with self its your picture your the one who pants it .no hard feelings intended personally i think the cops out here are slack instead of waiting for a person driving under a suspended licence is crazy aren't they out investigating crimes i mean really child molester need to be arrested and put to sleep cuz if they do it once they will do it again. I would feel a whole lot better if they were off the street then a person driving with no licence but thats SC for you"
Butler

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Sep 6, 2006
 
MATT I think i know who you are i used to roll with Hurley
Matt

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Sep 6, 2006
 
Well, Samantha girl I could sit here and nit pick about the uneducated masses in every state (portoricans? Puerto Ricans). As in my previous forum I am from the town in question and yes a large portion of the population is under-educated. This is because a lot of people in the schools do not care about their education, which is reenforced in their homes. I could tie in a racial corolation between the number of successful graduates from Marlboro County High and those who leave to further their education, but that at the moment is beside the point. We do still have what you called "so-called white neighboorhoods" because we are a small town and most people are content with the part of town they live in. East Main Street and a number of surrounding streets are white neighborhoods, as well as the area known as Lakeside, though we do have a few Indians from India and Blacks. For the most part many whites live in the country away from the city limits. Only a handful of the 46 counties within South Carolina are majority Black. Only about 29% of the population is Black. So please do not comment about a town that you have never been to and if you have please make sure your information is right because it really bothers me when outsiders look in and think they understand the place they are looking into. That is why I do not value outside opinions of my home, most have no true basis or are misconstrued by others like the first forum. So please no more. o and to Butler if you just came back form overseas and are from McColl you and I hung out a great deal. You me Hurley James Jantzen and all of those goofey dudes.
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Sep 9, 2006
 
dude email me at this address its a spoof email so tell me somthin so i know its you and ill give you my real email jdb6748@hotmail.com
Jason

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#8
Sep 15, 2006
 
Get over it.
tjk3360

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While its not the model for race relations, B'ville has deeper problems. Its at least 20 years behind the rest of the country in nearly every aspect of life. Very few big businesses, and jobs are worse than scarce (I think there were two openings in the last paper). City officials and police have a long history of corruption and no one makes them accountable. Why? Because very few have the education to even know what's going on. Drop out rates at MCHS are awful. Anyone with any potential at all has no choice but to leave and never return. There just isn't anything here for them. So what happens? The town is full of the bottom of the barrel. A few wealthy people that run everything with inherited money that they never had to work for, and a lot of under privilegded uneducated people with no aspirations for anything else. Apathy has taken over and everyone just accepts their fate. What happened to wanting more and pushing for change? Its easy to complain, but don't be surprised when nothing happens. Educating yourself and others is the first step, but its not easy or quick. It seems that's all anyone around B'ville is interested in. Someone needs to realize that you have to start the process before you can see the results!
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#10
Sep 17, 2006
 
Finally someone gets it. TJK3360 I remember seeing that every day at the school. Many students did not care about the work and disrespected the teachers. When sent out nothing serious would happen to them and would be back at the latest the next day. People need to get motivated and it needs to start at the home and in the schools.
Diane

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#11
Sep 23, 2006
 
I grew up in Bennettsville, we are not a racist town. I do not like such comments from people who were not born in Bennettsville. Please find somewhere else to live if you feel that way.
Diane

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Sep 23, 2006
 
Matt wrote:
Well, Samantha girl I could sit here and nit pick about the uneducated masses in every state (portoricans? Puerto Ricans). As in my previous forum I am from the town in question and yes a large portion of the population is under-educated. This is because a lot of people in the schools do not care about their education, which is reenforced in their homes. I could tie in a racial corolation between the number of successful graduates from Marlboro County High and those who leave to further their education, but that at the moment is beside the point. We do still have what you called "so-called white neighboorhoods" because we are a small town and most people are content with the part of town they live in. East Main Street and a number of surrounding streets are white neighborhoods, as well as the area known as Lakeside, though we do have a few Indians from India and Blacks. For the most part many whites live in the country away from the city limits. Only a handful of the 46 counties within South Carolina are majority Black. Only about 29% of the population is Black. So please do not comment about a town that you have never been to and if you have please make sure your information is right because it really bothers me when outsiders look in and think they understand the place they are looking into. That is why I do not value outside opinions of my home, most have no true basis or are misconstrued by others like the first forum. So please no more. o and to Butler if you just came back form overseas and are from McColl you and I hung out a great deal. You me Hurley James Jantzen and all of those goofey dudes.
Matt, I was a single white female, I was robbed at gunpoint one Saturday while I was working. It was a young black guy, I didn't go around hating all black people because of him. These folks who feel Bennettsville is racist should consider all the crimes that are done by black people then they all will see why some folks are just not as open towards certain races. I live in Texas, not DC as my first note says, well I lost a good paying job because I can't speak spanish, but I don't go around blaming all Mexican,s for it, I just went in search of another job.
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Sep 27, 2006
 
That is why I am in Charleston now Diane, to get my higher education from the Citadel and get on with my life. I finished that job until I returned to Charleston, and I have friends of all races it is just the type of person I see. There are neighborhoods there which are not worht the effort for people to go to, and they will not be for a long time. I am just happy I can rise above the life i lived and can make a better one for myself in a few short years.
JIGGY

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Oct 12, 2006
 
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That is why I am in Charleston now Diane, to get my higher education from the Citadel and get on with my life. I finished that job until I returned to Charleston, and I have friends of all races it is just the type of person I see. There are neighborhoods there which are not worht the effort for people to go to, and they will not be for a long time. I am just happy I can rise above the life i lived and can make a better one for myself in a few short years.
Matt...I think I may know who you are. In fact, i may fixed a dead PC for you once, 5-6 years ago. And if I am correct, then I am particularly proud of the words I'm reading.
Matt

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Oct 13, 2006
 
Jiggy if you know a steve and wanda then yes that is me.
Jiggy

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Oct 16, 2006
 
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Jiggy if you know a steve and wanda then yes that is me.
Why, yes, I DO know a couple of folks that go by those names!! They seem to have gotten MUCH OLDER than me over the years though!!

Good to read your thoughts on this forum, Matt. You're a good young man and I know your Mom is proud of you. Hey, I AM TOO!!

Do good and keep your focus.
Matt

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Oct 16, 2006
 
Thank you for the encouragement. I have just over a year and a half til i am done, and a year until I get my ring. Yes they have gotten much older.
Jiggy

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Oct 17, 2006
 
But how did they get so much older than me so fast?!

(If "W" heard I'd said that I'd be real glad I was in Mt. Pleasant instead of Marlboro, wouldn't I? LOL!)
Matt

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Oct 18, 2006
 
Oh yea. I am having a little trouble figuring out who you are. Is it possible to get a first name or where I have met you before, besides the computer situation.
JRD

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Oct 19, 2006
 
Bennettsville had started to die in the 60ties. It is graveyard dead now! Without the prospect of some new jobs in the area, the town will continue to stay dead. Nice people live around Bennetsville -(Black and White)mostly church goers. Can't someone bring in some jobs for the people? I can make the above comment because I grew up in Bennettsville and after college had to find work in a large city. There was nothing in Bennettsville for me.

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