Racism, NC parade, and Zimmerman post verdict warning

soapboxPrior to getting started today of what is meant to be as responsive as you can make it, we first have a couple of questions that most anyone of you will be able to reply to, or are experiencing in some way. Are you ready?

Great then on we go – this question concerns WordPress and their public letter that deals with growth of a company and placed under disguise in the Forums section. As I have stated it seems that the writer of the piece either has a subconscious thought about the growth of WordPress with concerns for its available staffing.

This is where we SUGGEST: If your organization is suffering – in particular “How to Forums,” Support, and general answers for your clientele – just place some advertising for support personnel. Most of us who have been with WordPress for five or more years could answer the majority of general questions coming in.

Is anyone other than our staff and me suffering from Unwanted advertising (look to the right and above) moving about your page? Moreover, has anyone who suffers from this enigma also experiencing problems with “Affiliate links?” Those are the links that out of nowhere somehow find a key word on your page and double underline it like so?

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Now then on to matters of more importance; prefaced by a question. Is it offensive to you or anyone you know that all of the major television networks are producing a small cached75troupe act expressing “togetherness, not agreeing, and to be cool” with the news whatever way it goes?

Of course we are addressing a comment made by a journalist cum talk show host on a nationwide television show as he queried the notion of racism and the potential for rioting predicated upon the verdict from jurors in the George Zimmerman trial.

Essentially, the television host asked a national audience, “…if it was racist for agencies to be making commercials, using kids as actors, and delivering the message of even if we don’t like the decision by the jurors it is nonetheless our responsibility to accept it.

The sheriff of Broward County, Fla., is moving to head off riots following a verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial. His effort includes a video with teenagers urging people to “raise your voice and not your hands.”

According to Alan Dershowitz the very famous Harvard Law Professor and standard bearing attorney states, “In this case, it’s very confusing. It’s very conflicted … Self-defense is a very important principle in American law and people forget, too, that the government has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he didn’t act in self-defense. They have to prove a negative beyond a reasonable doubt which is not easy to do.”

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Now on another matter, we would also like to know if what happened in a small North Carolina town parade should be considered as racist. If after reading what is available please help us out with an explanation.

r0704aci Here are some of the basic details: Donnie Spell entered several vehicles into the parade, a tradition for him. One of them was a tractor with a Confederate flag attached. The tractor towed a trailer with a sign that read, “White History Month” and an abbreviation for “Hug white people.”

 Maybe Spell, who is in his 70s, thought this was funny. I have not heard what his motives were and notwithstanding any particular issue, we believe that up to this point what is perceived as a person exercising their freedom of speech rights.

 Donnie Spell may be one of the enormously suffering people who believe that special interest groups and advocacy groups have gone overboard in their zealousness for any number of the thousands of “So and so History Month.”

 According to Myron B. Pitts a columnist for the Fayetteville Observer, “that when people talk about ‘White History Month’ it’s hard to see it as anything but a dig at Black History Month, which seeks to instill pride by showing the often unrecognized contributions of black Americans.”

 In R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul (1992), the Supreme Court upheld the idea that the only things that fall under the hate speech umbrella that don’t get First Amendment protection are the kinds of expression that incite violence and imminent danger (the “fighting words” exception).

 The truth of the situation is that the town of Hope Mills is subject to the mandates of law and the law mandates that “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.” This includes Donnie Spell.

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