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July 24, 2010
People who aren't particularly (note the word particularly) racist don't talk much about their potential for racism one way or another. Those who feel the need, however, to say, in no uncertain terms, that they are not racist, often are. And the louder they deny any racism - well, you get the drift. At least that's been my experience; yours may be different. And there are exceptions. Some skinheads take delight in explaining to any and all just how racist they are. And, of course, if you are accused of racism it is only natural to deny the charge.
NEWS
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | July 24, 2010
While growing up in Dargan, we never talked much about racism. We already knew we were better than anyone outside of Dargan, and I later discovered that most outsiders had a similar view of us. "Must be normal thinking," I concluded. "We're not racists, are we?" Brownie Turner, who lived in our town, was a little more dark skinned then most, but was well-liked by all the community. He was a great mechanic. People could have treated Brownie differently because he was different in a way, but no one ever did. Brownie died one day alongside the Dargan back road near the Shinham lime kiln.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Building Community, a group examining racism and other social issues in Washington County, will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Grand Venice Inn on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Dan Kennedy, a group founder and spokesman, said Tony Dahbura and Lewis Metzner will talk about immigration as it affects the county. The public is invited.
NEWS
by DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | May 18, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Many Hagerstown residents believe racism lingers within the city, 55 years after baseball legend Willie Mays played here under segregation and the Jim Crow laws. In a program on ESPN that began airing after midnight Tuesday, Mayor William M. Breichner and City Councilman Lew Metzner said they feel racism still exists in Hagerstown and the council's recent decision not to rename portions of Memorial Boulevard in Mays' honor was racially driven.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 4, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - The majority of black community members contacted Thursday said there is racism in Hagerstown but it is not a widespread, rampant problem. Several of those interviewed scoffed at comments made by the Rev. LeRoy J. Guillory, including his assertion that Hagerstown is "the most racist place" he's ever been. Those asked by The Herald-Mail on Thursday for their opinions on racism in Hagerstown and the recent activity of Guillory included business owners, community activists, ministers and former members of law enforcement and city government.
NEWS
January 16, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - About 400 students at Mercersburg Academy heard Dinesh D'Souza, author and aide to former President Ronald Reagan, talk Friday about putting an end to racism in America. He said non-white immigrants who come to America don't understand how the country's blacks, who have been here for generations, think about America. "My work explores that question," said D'Souza, whose books include "The End of Racism," published in 1995, and "Liberal Education: the Politics of Race and Sex on Campus," published in 1991, which made the New York Times best-seller list.
OPINION
July 27, 2013
Heath's opinion fuels embers of racism To the editor: Why does The Herald-Mail print an opinion (Terrance Heath from Campaign for America's Future, a far left, progressive organization in D.C.) from someone no one has ever heard of or who has no influence on the communities this paper serves? His opinion about the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman trial fuels the about-to-go-out embers of racism into a fire by insinuating that the altercation and subsequent trial and acquittal was all about race.
NEWS
June 12, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Citing a lack of cooperation and subtle racism, the Rev. Philip Hundley has resigned as president of the Washington County Ministerial Association. "I feel it's better this way," according to Hundley, who said he has served one year of a two-year term. The Rev. Dennis Upton, whom Hundley said is following him as president, said Wednesday that the president's term is only for one year. "I'm not the new president," Upton said. He said the ministerial association would not meet again until September.
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OPINION
July 27, 2013
Heath's opinion fuels embers of racism To the editor: Why does The Herald-Mail print an opinion (Terrance Heath from Campaign for America's Future, a far left, progressive organization in D.C.) from someone no one has ever heard of or who has no influence on the communities this paper serves? His opinion about the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman trial fuels the about-to-go-out embers of racism into a fire by insinuating that the altercation and subsequent trial and acquittal was all about race.
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OPINION
By U.S. SEN. BEN CARDIN | February 2, 2013
African-Americans have been part of the American story from the founding of our nation. Men and women of African ancestry have been instrumental in forging the great nation we have today. For too long, racism and prejudice obscured the rich history of African-Americans. Since 1926, February has been Black History Month, a time to celebrate America's beautiful diversity, and to honor those who have worked hard to ensure that our diversity would forever be one of our greatest strengths.
NEWS
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | July 24, 2010
While growing up in Dargan, we never talked much about racism. We already knew we were better than anyone outside of Dargan, and I later discovered that most outsiders had a similar view of us. "Must be normal thinking," I concluded. "We're not racists, are we?" Brownie Turner, who lived in our town, was a little more dark skinned then most, but was well-liked by all the community. He was a great mechanic. People could have treated Brownie differently because he was different in a way, but no one ever did. Brownie died one day alongside the Dargan back road near the Shinham lime kiln.
NEWS
July 24, 2010
People who aren't particularly (note the word particularly) racist don't talk much about their potential for racism one way or another. Those who feel the need, however, to say, in no uncertain terms, that they are not racist, often are. And the louder they deny any racism - well, you get the drift. At least that's been my experience; yours may be different. And there are exceptions. Some skinheads take delight in explaining to any and all just how racist they are. And, of course, if you are accused of racism it is only natural to deny the charge.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Building Community, a group examining racism and other social issues in Washington County, will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Grand Venice Inn on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Dan Kennedy, a group founder and spokesman, said Tony Dahbura and Lewis Metzner will talk about immigration as it affects the county. The public is invited.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 4, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The City of Hagerstown is no more racist - and probably less - than other cities, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II said during a prepared statement at the end of last Tuesday's Hagerstown City Council meeting. During the meeting, Bruchey did not explain what inspired his statement. But, in a telephone interview Monday, Bruchey said he has heard many citizen questions and concerns about racism in the city, including its government, since he took office March 1. He said he wanted to address all of the comments at once, with a statement during a televised council meeting.
NEWS
May 18, 2005
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