Joliet wants to waste money to fight Silver Cross, Joliet should take every one of those dollars set aside for legal battles and invest them in tranforming Joliet, Joliet should look into how to utilize the current Silver Cross land on the city’s East Side.
I say if Silver Cross wants to go then let them go, makes no differance to me and many others in the area.
Joliet must want to waste money for political reasons. Waste not want not…..
This is about a story I read today in the herald news about Jesse Jackson Jr and I find my self wondering what about the words I and many people are still called today like: Cracker, Honky, Spik, Wet back, and many others, who champions the fight to get these derogatory words removed from the publics mouths.
When I was younger I remember books removed from the schools library like: To Kill a Mockingbird, Scarlet Pimpernel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, And Then There Were None and many others, why were these books removed from the library because of the Nigger word?
Think about the term Cracker: Usage of the term “cracker” generally differs from “hick” and “hillbilly” because crackers reject or resist assimilation into the dominant culture, while hicks and hillbillies theoretically are isolated from the dominant culture. In this way, the cracker is similar to the redneck. In the black community, “cracker” is a disparaging term for whites, now is mainly use to call a person stupid because of the referance to Hillbilly.
How about these terms: Spic, also spelled spik, spick, or spig, is an ethnic slur used in the United States and United Kingdom for a person from Latin America or of Latino/Hispanic descent, sometimes including Spanish and Brazilian persons.
Why is it that a man like Jesse Jackson Jr wants to keep a fight going that started over a hundred years ago? Can it be that Hunger, world famine or world issues don’t matter. are we that petty as a society that we worry about a word a single word.
What’s next we call our momma’s and say there picking on me….LOL
Its guys like Jesse Jackson Jr and The Neo-Nazi’s wannabes causing a fight because it is what sells papers and keeps up an argument, it is an argument that really has no merit. I currently am fighting my own prejudices and admitingly I have use the N-word a time or 2 and many others.
God don’t make strait trees and I am not perfect, but till all derogatory statements cease and people become enlightened it is going to keep happening.
I remember back a few years ago when local gangs The Latin Kings and The ViceLords went to war over something that someone said, it was only words and a couple of kids died.
It is the stupid things we as humans fight over, But the N-Word is just that just a word like any other word, so let us all cry together and be babies about it; somebody called me a NAME.