`Redneck Shop' Creates Dispute in S.C.

`Redneck Shop' Creates Dispute in S.C.

There are 178 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 10, 2008, titled `Redneck Shop' Creates Dispute in S.C.. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A black civil rights activist is fighting to close a store that sells KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs.

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#227 Mar 13, 2008
why do we have to be monkey punks you can come up with something better than that..

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#228 Mar 13, 2008
blessed wrote:
Its amazing to me that white people like to play the victim all the time. Simply comedy to me, AMAZING!!
HA ha HA ha..!!!hee hee hee hee...!!!!!

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#229 Mar 13, 2008
joe poli wrote:
Name one town or neighborhood that got better when blacks took over???
Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, most cities in the South. DOwntown Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, Easton???
its a shame

Suffolk, VA

#231 Mar 14, 2008
coexist wrote:
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I bet she means the confederate flag on t-shirts, bumper stickers, caps, boxer shorts... The flag has become a symbol of hate. Those who fly it and wear it and display it on their pickup trucks are sending a clear message: I hate black people. It is a shame that historical artifacts have taken this meaning, but we all know that the confederate flag (when displayed on bumbers, worn on t-shirts and tatoos, and flown on vehicle antennas) means only one thing today, and that is hate.
You are totally wrong. I can see none of your ancestors fought for the confederate army. It is people like you that want to define this flag as a hate flag. That flag is part of my family's heritage and I will fly it, dispay and wear it proudly. You need go and research what the civil war was really all about. Slavery was a very small portion of that.
Nathan Bedford Forest

Wagener, SC

#232 Mar 14, 2008
Get Over Yourself wrote:
people, this is South Carolina...'nuff said.
I agree that Klan robes (if there really was a Klan, that is) should not be sold in the same kind of store as sells racially disparaging tee shirts. As to Klan paraphernalia (if there was a Klan, that is) it's members would vary from place to place as to conduct and values. Some would just be po' white trash as caricatured by Augustus Longstreet and others might be men of honor as conceived by Nathan Bedford. I wouldn't be too quick to paint everyone with the same brush...if there was a Klan, that is....
Not in Georgia

Wagener, SC

#233 Mar 14, 2008
larry g wrote:
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Like I said before there are some real Idiots in Florida and Georgia
We're not idiots. We're conservatives up this a way. All y'all outta know better than to mess with Georgia....which has a whole county named for Laurens.
Confederate tee shirt

Wagener, SC

#234 Mar 14, 2008
amydawg wrote:
<quoted text>for the ones that did not abuse the confederate flag we should still have a say whether or not it is our heritage and it not being a part of the kkk, we all have our heritage that we take pride in, and it is not fair for some to try take everything way that is a part of our family .
I wore a tee with a Confederate flag front and back here in Georgia and no one said anything. I was born Yankee, had no direct ancestors in the War of Northern Dyspepsia, and converted to Southerness several decades ago. Y'all oughta be able to fly any flag y'all want, wherever you want. Lincoln meant to ship freed slaves back to Africa as he said he didn't expect white folk to have to live with them. Do I hate blacks? No. Do I love them? Certainly not. As a repeat victim of black violence I've no cause to love the race. But I'll take people on a one by one basis as good people or bedbugs be they black or white.
And by the NE people

Wagener, SC

#235 Mar 14, 2008
Ivan21 wrote:
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No, its you that needs a history lesson and a reading lesson and an english grammar lesson. It wasn't the Southern states that brought in the slaves. They were first brought here by the Spaniards, then sold to the Southern states.
And after the Spaniards, slaves were brought in en mass by New Englanders in their rum and Bible runs. A very profitable trade.

Lexington, KY

#236 Mar 15, 2008
Found something interesting about the owner of the store in another article. It seems that this guy cannot hold down a job for more than a few weeks at a time and, when his family needs food, it is the black pastor and church that help him out. There just seems to be a connection between racist folk and low mental capacity.
mohammed speaks

New Britain, CT

#237 Mar 15, 2008
I'd have to say in all honesty whether or one believes in this the guy Has a right to have His store...
The confederate license plate was one thing [being a state sponsered thing] but this guy has just as much right as a bookstore or go go bar whatever, as long as any really objectable materal is not in window or in sight from street and don't say ''whats objectionable?'' because we all know it when we see it!!
also making a fuse is only going to have the opposite effect and give More publicity to him, But he Does have the Right!! we all Do!!

Haledon, NJ

#238 Mar 15, 2008
Angry Black Man wrote:
I don't have a problem with the KKK having a store like this. They can do whatever they like and say what they like. Thats the beauty of America.
This is not a racial issue. This is simply a legal problem. I don't understand why the church would buy a building in which they can not end the lease of the occupants. That was simply bad business. It does not matter if this guy was selling Bible. They should seek to raise his rent to an outrageous amount or move to make his lease unbearable in some fashion. Before that they need to fire the board of trustees, the real estate agent or the closing attorney who did not disclose the clause in this lease.
Very true to all that. On the opposite end of the psycho spectrum...some NY people here are saying "oh yeah, that's the South for ya" but in NYC, isn't there a book store that condones communism and every America hating angry left rhetoric on 21st st.? Revolution Books i think it's called?

Lake Worth, FL

#239 Mar 15, 2008
He should be allowed to have his little shop. I have seen many blacks with their watermelon stands, and white people do not complain about that

Auburn Hills, MI

#241 Mar 15, 2008
I have no use for the Klan, but they can think what they want and wear what they want, just like black people can think and wear whatever they want, and if this guy can make a living selling to the Klan, then go ahead and take their money. Black people want the freedom to express themselves anyway they want, but complain when other people excercise the same right. If you don't want to buy what this guy is selling then don't go into his place of business. It's that simple. Black people need to stop all the whining and forget about trying to control what everyone else is doing.
I hate you

Boca Raton, FL

#244 Mar 16, 2008
I here he's opening up a shop in Wilton Manors!
racism cant hide

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#245 Apr 10, 2008
Hillary wrote:
He should be allowed to have his little shop. I have seen many blacks with their watermelon stands, and white people do not complain about that
really! I'm allergic to the stuff and never saw any stands with melons run just by Black people. you are nuts!

Colchester, CT

#246 Apr 10, 2008
I'm going to open up a Campaign Center right next door to this guy.

We'll both get rich and famous!

Lake Worth, FL

#248 Apr 10, 2008
racism cant hide wrote:
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really! I'm allergic to the stuff and never saw any stands with melons run just by Black people. you are nuts!
You must have never driven through the South then stupid
Southern Babygirl

Buffalo, TX

#249 Apr 11, 2008
Wish we had a "Redneck Shop" in the VA!!!!!!!!! It ain't bout the KKK.

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