Freedom of Speech comes with a price and sometimes it can be a hell of a price? Are you willing and ready to pay the price, because if not, then you better sit down and shut the hell up! Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator January 8, 2015
Rev. Al Sharpton said it best in 2005 while addressing the NC NAACP State Conference of Branches during our State Convention Greensboro NC. His message was, “If You Scared, Say It Rev. Al Sharpton Four Seasons Greensboro NC 2005” I love this speech and go back and look at it from time to time when I need some to be reminded of what is real and what is perceived. The mess that we are facing today was some of the same mess he addressed.
Rocky Mount, N.C. — Six students are being escorted to class at Nash Central High School, officials said Tuesday, after a photo of them wearing what some say are Ku Klux Klan-style hoods made the rounds on social media.
The controversial photo first appeared on Instagram when the school was on Thanksgiving break. Parents of the six girls in the photo then notified Nash Central High officials that the girls had been threatened because of it, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Jackson said.
A investigation by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office determined that the girls did nothing illegal, and school district officials said they didn’t break any school rules. But that hasn’t eased tensions in the community. (Source: Read more)
I am going to represent all children, the children who spoke out against the girls actions. It was not Rev. William J. Barber II President NC State Conference of Branches, Rev. Andre Knight local Branch Presidents, myself and others who was 1st offended by the actions of these girls. It was the students who seen the Instagram photo and spoke out against it and some have felt they have been mistreated for expressing their concerns. We as adults are representing these students however all students will benefit from the school following their own policies and procedures in which we feel they have not done so. All we want is for the school to follow their own policies and procedures and the rest will take care of itself.
Now if anyone white, black, brown and other have a problem with this then they too have issues. The issue here is about the school system following their own policies and procedures because I recognize and understand we are dealing with the actions of some children who has created this mess, but they are of age and should have known better.
I have 2 daughters so I can sympathize with the parents of these girls but what I will say is that if these were my children I would want the issue dealt with in a fashion so that it will be a teachable moment for all children that may make a bad choice in the future.
The Political Agitator response: Just a few miles away Johnston County is known for the signs home of the KKK. But right here at home the KKK mentality has been real all of my 52 years from what I have been told and from what I have seen for myself since I have been of age. KKK of 1960’s, I was born in 1962 so folks that is why I can relate. So does the hats in this article look something similar to the hats in this article: “Party Hats? So The Girls Over At Nash Central High School Said Their Hats Were Party Hats! What Do You Think?”
What should we make of the fact that the North Carolina of the fictional Mayberry and The Andy Griffith Show was once also home to 10,000 very real and dues-paying members of the Ku Klux Klan—more than all other Southern states combined?
At first, the black-and-white images of the Klan parading in Salisbury or meeting at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh seem out of an antiquarian past, irrelevant to our time. But as William Faulkner, chronicler of the South, memorably said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
As if channeling Faulkner, the story told by Klansville U.S.A., a new television documentary produced for the “American Experience” series on PBS, isn’t from the 19th century, when the KKK was created by defeated Confederate soldiers. Nor is it from the early 20th century, when the KKK arose again to enforce segregation. Rather, this is the KKK of the 1960s that came from the grave and took shape, especially in North Carolina, in opposition to the civil rights movement. (Source: Read more)
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