Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McClatchy newspaper in South Carolina looking for a sports copy editor

Click here for details. No info on salary in the announcement, though.

If you have more info on salary/benefits, leave details in comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McClatchy's reporters don't have an axe to grind....RIGHT....

Don't quote Dr. King to me

I'm watching "Larry King Live," and TV personality Ben Stein just quoted Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have A Dream" speech to talk about John McCain's character.

I am so tired of hearing white people quote King. WBT's Keith Larson quoted King during our radio chat on Monday.

You know the line.

Ever since Barack Obama gained support among African Americans, I hear some white people quoting King. Many say Barack embodies what King spoke about on that hot August day.

Others use King's words to complain that some blacks are voting for Obama because he's black.

How ironic: to use King's words to defend their bigotry.

Let's be real. America hasn't been kind to black men. They are overflowing in our prisons, too many of our boys are getting kicked out of school and they are underrepresented in college. The ones who are successful still fight to overcome the stereotypes that go with being a black man.

So, yes some blacks are voting for Obama because the color of his skin implies a kinship to the struggle all African Americans face in this country, but especially the struggle that black men face.

An Obama victory says that despite America’s best effort to crush black men – to crush black people - a black man became President of the United States. And so can you.

Most notably, Obama would have done it without using racially charged rhetoric that criticized this country’s history of racism. Instead he talks about ethnicity, his own or others, as a unifier. He doesn’t talk about our differences with fear, but instead how we have similar hopes and dreams.

If you really want to have a conversation about race, stop looking back to "I Have A Dream." It was a pivotal speech at a volatile time, but now it’s time to move the conversation forward.

Try Obama’s "A More Perfect Union."

"I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together - unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction - towards a better future for of children and our grandchildren."