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WAKING YOU UP

Sun Prairie, WI

#1 Nov 14, 2011
DEAR BLACK PEOPLE, WAKE UP! ASK YOUR SELF WHY AM I STAYING IN SIKESTON? DID YOU KNOW THAT SIKESTON WAS A SLAVE TOWN, FOUNDED BY A SLAVE OWNER WHO WAS CATCHING SLAVES ESCAPING FROM THE ARKANSAS BORDER TRYING TO MAKE IT UP NORTH.IF YOU LOOK AT SIKESTON YOU WILL RECONIZE THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT THERE IS IF YOUR RICH OR A YOUR THE ANCESTOR OF THE A WHITE MAN! TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND CHECK OUT THE JOBS THEY BRING THERE, BANKS-RESTARAUNTS-MORE BANKS-AND MOR RESTARAUNTS!! WHY BANKS? WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY FOR THOSE BANKS TO HOLD? IT'S CIRCULATING AMONG THE ALREADY WEALTHY, AND THEY ARE THE ONES KEEPING JOBS FROM COMING THERE, WHATS WITH ALL THOSE EMPTY FACTORIES THAT COULD BE UP AND RUNNING?? ASK THE TEMP AGENCIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH THE MAYOR TO KEEP THE WORKFORCE THERE AT A MINIMUM AND AT HALF THE EXSPENSE THAT IT WOULD COST THE TOWN.ALL THE YOUTH CAN DO THERE IS DRINK-DRUGS-GO TO JAIL- AMD MAKE BABIES!WHATS WITH ALL THE LAW OFFICES THERE? DOES THAT MANY OF YOU GO TO JAIL? APPARENTLY!THEY GIVE YOU FINES AND LOCK YOU UP FOR THE SIMPLEST THINGS THERE JUST TO FUND THERE SLAVE TOWN AND KEEP YOU THERE!ALL THE LAWYERS-POLICE-AND OLDER WHITE PEOPLE RUN THE TOWN, AND YOU CAN TO IF YOU PAY THE MAYOR A GOOD PRICE, OR IF YOUR WHITE,EVER GO TO THE MOVIES THERE AND NOT SEE THE NEW BLACK MOVIES PLAYING, IT'S BECASUE IN THERE CONTRACT WITH SIKESTON IT STATES THAT URBAN MOVIES CAN CAUSE CITY CAOS OR BRING CAUSE TO MINORITY UPRISINGS!SO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CAPE COUNTY! NOTICE THE FEW BLACK OWNED PLACES THAT COME AND GO, WELL CATCH UP WITH SOME OF THE OWNERS AND ASK THEM ABOUT THE TAXES AND CODES THAT WERE BESTORED UP ON THEM! IN CLOSING SIKESTON IS ONE OF THE WORSEST PLACES IN MISSOURI TO LIVE,THERES NO FUTURE FOR YOU KIDS THERE IF THERE NOT WHITE OR ALREADY WEALTHY!! HELL IF YOU ASK ME MISSOURI IT'S SELF IS ONE OF THE WORSEST STATES TO LIVE IN, IF YOUR GOING TO STAY IN A SLAVE PLACE AT LEAST STAY IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BE SOMETHING, AND MOST OF OUR PEOPLE RESIDES, ATL-FLORIDA-NEW YORK, OR GO TO CALI!!
So Tru

Demotte, IN

#2 Nov 14, 2011
I stayed in Sikeston many years ago, and i was employed at a pretty important place, i can say that African Americans are defently a target of racism there, i mean this was the worst place i have ever stayed and worked at, the city would take votes on how to control the minorities there, and the solutions were shocking! i can recall at one meeting they were talking about a 32% tax on any home rental, or cost of going to court aka fines, or setting them up on fake drug charges and fake arrest for invalid drivers liscens and more, there all tied in from the mayor to the police to the lawyers there, i had to leave i couldnt be apart of that!! So with a clean heart i can say that Sikeston is defently a Racist town, a place i would never stay again, I told this to alot of my African American friends, and alot of them moved if you talk to the rite person in Sikeston you will run across alot of things you want believe that goes on in that town, im suprised the people havent noticed yet! Banks-Restaraunts,but no JOBS
guest

Florissant, MO

#3 Nov 14, 2011
WAKING YOU UP wrote:
DEAR BLACK PEOPLE, WAKE UP! ASK YOUR SELF WHY AM I STAYING IN SIKESTON? DID YOU KNOW THAT SIKESTON WAS A SLAVE TOWN, FOUNDED BY A SLAVE OWNER WHO WAS CATCHING SLAVES ESCAPING FROM THE ARKANSAS BORDER TRYING TO MAKE IT UP NORTH.IF YOU LOOK AT SIKESTON YOU WILL RECONIZE THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT THERE IS IF YOUR RICH OR A YOUR THE ANCESTOR OF THE A WHITE MAN! TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND CHECK OUT THE JOBS THEY BRING THERE, BANKS-RESTARAUNTS-MORE BANKS-AND MOR RESTARAUNTS!! WHY BANKS? WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY FOR THOSE BANKS TO HOLD? IT'S CIRCULATING AMONG THE ALREADY WEALTHY, AND THEY ARE THE ONES KEEPING JOBS FROM COMING THERE, WHATS WITH ALL THOSE EMPTY FACTORIES THAT COULD BE UP AND RUNNING?? ASK THE TEMP AGENCIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH THE MAYOR TO KEEP THE WORKFORCE THERE AT A MINIMUM AND AT HALF THE EXSPENSE THAT IT WOULD COST THE TOWN.ALL THE YOUTH CAN DO THERE IS DRINK-DRUGS-GO TO JAIL- AMD MAKE BABIES!WHATS WITH ALL THE LAW OFFICES THERE? DOES THAT MANY OF YOU GO TO JAIL? APPARENTLY!THEY GIVE YOU FINES AND LOCK YOU UP FOR THE SIMPLEST THINGS THERE JUST TO FUND THERE SLAVE TOWN AND KEEP YOU THERE!ALL THE LAWYERS-POLICE-AND OLDER WHITE PEOPLE RUN THE TOWN, AND YOU CAN TO IF YOU PAY THE MAYOR A GOOD PRICE, OR IF YOUR WHITE,EVER GO TO THE MOVIES THERE AND NOT SEE THE NEW BLACK MOVIES PLAYING, IT'S BECASUE IN THERE CONTRACT WITH SIKESTON IT STATES THAT URBAN MOVIES CAN CAUSE CITY CAOS OR BRING CAUSE TO MINORITY UPRISINGS!SO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CAPE COUNTY! NOTICE THE FEW BLACK OWNED PLACES THAT COME AND GO, WELL CATCH UP WITH SOME OF THE OWNERS AND ASK THEM ABOUT THE TAXES AND CODES THAT WERE BESTORED UP ON THEM! IN CLOSING SIKESTON IS ONE OF THE WORSEST PLACES IN MISSOURI TO LIVE,THERES NO FUTURE FOR YOU KIDS THERE IF THERE NOT WHITE OR ALREADY WEALTHY!! HELL IF YOU ASK ME MISSOURI IT'S SELF IS ONE OF THE WORSEST STATES TO LIVE IN, IF YOUR GOING TO STAY IN A SLAVE PLACE AT LEAST STAY IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BE SOMETHING, AND MOST OF OUR PEOPLE RESIDES, ATL-FLORIDA-NEW YORK, OR GO TO CALI!!
Yeah, we white folks are the worsest!
guest

United States

#4 Nov 14, 2011
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, we white folks are the worsest!
Yeah, we are the worsest at reconizing exspensive restaraunts.
guest

United States

#5 Nov 14, 2011
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, we are the worsest at reconizing exspensive restaraunts.
And having caos bestored on us.
scoundrel

United States

#6 Nov 14, 2011
WAKING YOU UP wrote:
DEAR BLACK PEOPLE, WAKE UP! ASK YOUR SELF WHY AM I STAYING IN SIKESTON? DID YOU KNOW THAT SIKESTON WAS A SLAVE TOWN, FOUNDED BY A SLAVE OWNER WHO WAS CATCHING SLAVES ESCAPING FROM THE ARKANSAS BORDER TRYING TO MAKE IT UP NORTH.IF YOU LOOK AT SIKESTON YOU WILL RECONIZE THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT THERE IS IF YOUR RICH OR A YOUR THE ANCESTOR OF THE A WHITE MAN! TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND CHECK OUT THE JOBS THEY BRING THERE, BANKS-RESTARAUNTS-MORE BANKS-AND MOR RESTARAUNTS!! WHY BANKS? WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY FOR THOSE BANKS TO HOLD? IT'S CIRCULATING AMONG THE ALREADY WEALTHY, AND THEY ARE THE ONES KEEPING JOBS FROM COMING THERE, WHATS WITH ALL THOSE EMPTY FACTORIES THAT COULD BE UP AND RUNNING?? ASK THE TEMP AGENCIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH THE MAYOR TO KEEP THE WORKFORCE THERE AT A MINIMUM AND AT HALF THE EXSPENSE THAT IT WOULD COST THE TOWN.ALL THE YOUTH CAN DO THERE IS DRINK-DRUGS-GO TO JAIL- AMD MAKE BABIES!WHATS WITH ALL THE LAW OFFICES THERE? DOES THAT MANY OF YOU GO TO JAIL? APPARENTLY!THEY GIVE YOU FINES AND LOCK YOU UP FOR THE SIMPLEST THINGS THERE JUST TO FUND THERE SLAVE TOWN AND KEEP YOU THERE!ALL THE LAWYERS-POLICE-AND OLDER WHITE PEOPLE RUN THE TOWN, AND YOU CAN TO IF YOU PAY THE MAYOR A GOOD PRICE, OR IF YOUR WHITE,EVER GO TO THE MOVIES THERE AND NOT SEE THE NEW BLACK MOVIES PLAYING, IT'S BECASUE IN THERE CONTRACT WITH SIKESTON IT STATES THAT URBAN MOVIES CAN CAUSE CITY CAOS OR BRING CAUSE TO MINORITY UPRISINGS!SO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CAPE COUNTY! NOTICE THE FEW BLACK OWNED PLACES THAT COME AND GO, WELL CATCH UP WITH SOME OF THE OWNERS AND ASK THEM ABOUT THE TAXES AND CODES THAT WERE BESTORED UP ON THEM! IN CLOSING SIKESTON IS ONE OF THE WORSEST PLACES IN MISSOURI TO LIVE,THERES NO FUTURE FOR YOU KIDS THERE IF THERE NOT WHITE OR ALREADY WEALTHY!! HELL IF YOU ASK ME MISSOURI IT'S SELF IS ONE OF THE WORSEST STATES TO LIVE IN, IF YOUR GOING TO STAY IN A SLAVE PLACE AT LEAST STAY IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BE SOMETHING, AND MOST OF OUR PEOPLE RESIDES, ATL-FLORIDA-NEW YORK, OR GO TO CALI!!
I can just PICTURE what you look like. White (obviously), male, probably unemployed or retired, and uneducated. The truth is, its all about education. If you do not have an education, how do you expect to be a successful person? Sure, there is racism here, its an old town with a bunch of old white folks and a bunch of old moeny. But think about it, all the old white folks with old money are EDUCATED and were able to retire because of that. How do you expect someone to NOT frown upon the uneducated, umemployed people who are abusing the system?? That's what half of Sikeston does. And it's not just Sikeston, either, its every town in this area... and everywhere for that matter! Sikeston also just so happens to be a very successful bank center with the largest privately owned bank in the state. And where are all the restaurants? Sikeston's biggest employers are Walmart, Unilever, Orgill, and Lambert's Cafe... then a lot of fast food joints. If you look, there are jobs in Sikeston! This is far from the worst place to live. Sikeston also has more fundraisers than any other town in Southeast Missouri, and WHERE do they get all of the donations? The rich old white people and the lawyers and the big wigs. Sikeston doesn't just serve Sikeston, either. It serves to the entire area, so there needs to be plenty of banks and law offices and restaurants. So what point are you trying to make, exactly?... other than you just wanting to get on Topix and rant about false bullshit.
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#7 Nov 14, 2011
How about acting civilized?
Miner Switch

AOL

#8 Nov 14, 2011
What gets me is Sikeston is 152 years old. Only one high school in all these years.
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#9 Nov 14, 2011
THATS BECAUSE PEOPLE,GET oUTTA HERE ASAP
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#10 Nov 14, 2011
iF THEY WERE TO STICK AROUND YOU WOULDHAVE POPULATION GROWTH, BUT THIS PLACE SUCKS, SO THEY DON'T STAY AROUND AND HAVE THE FAMILIES TO ADD TO THE POPULATION.
Theta Sigma

Fort Scott, KS

#11 Nov 14, 2011
The black population of Sikeston is just as racist as the white.
Also, as stated above, it all comes down to education. If you people were smarter, you'd get farther in life.
Please leave Sikeston though. It'd be a better place without all of you redneck/ghetto trash mucking up the place.
WAKING YOU UP

Sun Prairie, WI

#12 Nov 15, 2011
I can imagine what you look like, your probably the mayor, or one of the polices, or one of the crooked ass board members of Sikeston. You know just as well as i do Sikeston is a racist ass place, and there is no future there for the youth, i dont call working through temp agencies, and restaraunts a step foward for your youth you fucking idiot! And far as having privately owned banks there,it must atleast be 50 banks in that small ass town, and i dont see why, because there are not any jobs there, so why all the banks? you know just as well as i do why those banks are there!Just because you build a factory there "Orgill" doesnt mean a damn thing, thats what you suposed to do,but why did it take so long?and why pay off the temp agencies to hire people for a short period of time just to save you assholes money that you dont need, see i know all about how Sikeston operates,and on top of that the temp agencies dont have a fucking clue on what their doing, which is why ya'll keep firing uneliever and re hiring manpower every few years did i get it rite? of course i did!!And don't give me that bullshit about fundraisers, and charitys, because thats a lie. When Sikeston does fund raisers it's for something selfish and nonesense,and if it is for the comunity, it's for the already fortunate! that town is stuck in the 1800's and one day it will regret it, if the people was to rise up and take a stand in that place you guys would be fucked! Although yall would probably start wrongfully arresting people, and rigging the elections, just like when obama was coming to office and all the minorities come out to vote, ya'll was stunned and didnt know what to do! Mark my words it's coming, one person will come to that town and have a major influence on the minority and ya'll want know what hit you,thats if ya'll dont have the person wrongfully arrested, or an attempt at his/her life because thats what Siketon does...MINORITYS OF SIKESTON "IS WHAT THEY REFER TO YA'LL AS" WAKE UP AND START MAKING YOUR VOICES HEARD!
JOHN SIKES

Demotte, IN

#13 Nov 15, 2011
Hi i am John Sikes speaking from beyond! To solve this whole conversation i will tell the truth! I was a slave owner and trader from North Carolina, i moved to Tennesee and then Missouri, i married Catherine Stallcup Meyers whos family ownes what is now the town of Sikeston, we use to enslave other huming beings and even kill,torture,and rape them,until i was hanged for 100$and then killed from a shot gun blast to the back,my wrong doing had caught up to me and now the town is forever cursed, and full of demonds, which is why my people still run it, it was never ment for negros to be there in the first place, so if this dont sum it up for you guys then i appolagize to the Negros for my role in slavery and the killing of your ancestors,i am suffering!
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Nov 15, 2011
what bullshit..lmao..I think John Sikes might of been able to spell better than you .
That was a whole lotta lies. Tryin to change history now? lol
WAKING YOU UP

Sun Prairie, WI

#15 Nov 15, 2011
THERE NOT GOING TO BUILD SCHOOLS, OR FACTORIES, WATER PARKS, OR ZOOS,YOU KNOW THINGS FOR THE YOUTH AND NOT TO MENTION PLACES THAT WOULD EMPLOY THE CITIZENS....THEY NEED THAT MONEY FOR BETTER THINGS SUCH AS, BANKS, ANOTHER BANK, AND SOME MORE BANKS, AND RESTARAUNTS, AND TEMP AGENCIES,AND GAS STATIONS, HELL THEY WAS FORCED TO RECONSTRUCT THAT OLD MALCO TRIO MOVIE BUILDING, YOU KNOW, THE ONE THATS DOESN'T PARTICIPATE IN SHOWING INTERACIAL OR URBAN MOVIES!!NOTICE HOW THEY LET THE RODEO COME THERE? YEA THATS SAFE A BUNCH OF DRUNKN COWBOYS AND DRUGGED OUT WHORES, BUT WANT LET NELLY DO A CONCERT THERE!!I MEAN ITS NELLY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! GO AHEAD LOOK IT UP, HE AND SEVERAL OTHER NICE RAPPERS WHERE TURNED DOWN, BUT THEY DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING EXCEPT GETTING HARRASED BY THE RACIST ASS COPS!
guestToo

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Nov 15, 2011
They WAS forced..man, did you go to school ? The city was not forced to reconstruct anything. The city tried to closed the theater in the infinate wisdom
guestToo

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Nov 15, 2011
their infinate wisdom.. sorry , typo
More BS

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Nov 15, 2011
Here's an idea... If you say one person is going to come in and cause an uprising of the minority black folk and all us white people are going to be sooo upset then why don't you pick up a flute to play and dance anyone who doesn't want to live here out of the town.(Since you seem a little uneducated you can look up the story of the Pied Piper on Google) Better yet, lead them out of the State. That way those of us who are happy where we are can have our town back. Sounds good to me. And before you start screaming racist- I said ANYONE. You can have them all. White, black, orange, purple and green. K? Get on that why don't you?
Theta Sigma

Fort Scott, KS

#19 Nov 15, 2011
"Infinite".
The theatre is reopening this weekend.

Also, city officials tend to shut things down when they present safety and health risks.
More BS

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Nov 15, 2011
John Sikes was born the 5th of April, 1816 to Needham and Mary Shields Sikes. On January 14th, 1844 he married Catherine Stallcup Meyers, whose family owned the whole site of the present town of Sikeston. In 1860, John Sikes stated in a land title: "I, John Sikes, am going to start me a town and I am going to call it the Town of Sikeston."

During the War between the States, there were turbulent times throughout this area. There was a band of outlaws, called guerillas, that roamed the country and made life miserable for the settlers. During 1864, they came to the Sikes' store and tried to make John Sikes tell them where the family money and jewelry were buried. He refused, so they hanged him to a big oak tree in front of the store. Mrs. Sikes, who saw the whole thing, took one hundred dollars which was hidden in a sack of cotton on the porch and sent it over to them by a Negro girl. Mr. Sikes had turned quite black in the face, but they cut him down and he recovered.(From that time on, he grew a beard to cover the rope burns on his neck and kept his face clean shaven.) The Confederate and Federal soldiers both were after the guerillas, but somehow were never able to catch them.

About a week later the Sikes' house was burned in the night, the family being unaware of it until the structure was falling in. Mr. Frank Boyce, a nephew of Mr. Sikes, ran in and picked up a big featherbed. When he laid it down on the ground, two little girls rolled out of it. One of them was the mother of Audrey Chaney, Mary Catherine "Kate" Brown, and the other, Ella May Brown, her sister. Their mother, Lydia Stallcup Brown, Mrs. Sikes' sister, died in 1863, and Mrs. Sikes had taken the two little girls to raise. Conditions continued so unsettled throughout the area that Mr. and Mrs. Sikes and family went to St. Louis and stayed until the war was over.

In 1867, a man named William Maulsby came in from the country, got drunk, and created a disturbance. Mr. Sikes, knowing him well, took him out to his horse which was tied to a hitch, handed him his shotgun, and advised him to go home. As Mr. Sikes turned to go back into the store, Mr. Maulsby shot him in the back. John Sikes lived about three days, and died on December 23rd, 1867.

He was buried in a coffin with a glass window so that his face could be viewed. Over time, his gravesite eroded, and his coffin could be seen, and was vandalized by young boys throwing rocks at the glass window. Family members had John and Catherine moved to City Cemetery, and erected a large tombstone, where they now reside in a place of honor.

This information on John Sikes is taken from A History of Sikeston, written by Audrey Chaney.

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