In this Newsletter:
|Message from the Chair||I’m a socialist, communist, Marxist???|
|GWCDP News||Floyd’s Fish Fry & Cookout tickets on sale now!|
July Breakfast Meeting recap
Volunteer of the Month announced
Search & Support Committee meeting
|Upcoming Elections & Voting Rights||Redistricting is underway|
Ninety Six elections in November
|Our Community||2nd Annual Black Market Commerce Event|
Ware Shoals children’s fundraiser a success!
Precinct Leader Info Session on Monday
|News & Noteworthy||Poll workers needed for 2022|
|Legislative Updates||Child tax credit expansion|
Message from the Chair
Crazy. Just crazy.
Recently, Rep. John McCravy stirred up passions about how critical race theory “must not be allowed to pollute the minds of our children in school”.
I really wish I could trace backwards how this became the Crisis Du Jour (“crisis of the day”) because Critical Race Theory has been around for 40 years as an advanced subject taught in law and graduate schools. I commented on Rep McCravy’s thread as such and assured all that our children were safe from this invented social concern.
Well, that certainly didn’t go over so well.
I was immediately called a communist, a socialist, and a Marxist by strangers on the internet. I really wish they would get together and make up their minds! But honestly, those attacks are so predictable and boring at this point. None of them know the anything about those terms they tried to insult me with, let alone the first thing about Critical Race Theory. But what it does expose is “white fragility” about coming to honest terms with our country’s past and how it continues to impact the present.
A letter-to-the-editor in the Index Journal recently shows how far we collectively have to go. In this letter, the author made the argument that the replacement of the plaque on the Greenwood War Memorial with one that did not segregate the soldiers names by race was criminal:
“…the sad part is that the significance of those listed as “colored” has been erased from history.”
The author then went on to decry how Critical Race Theory has been forced into our schools and is enslaving our children! Huh??? I guess history should only be taught through racist monuments and nowhere else.
Oh… did I mention that the letter writer happens to be on the Greenwood County Board of Assessment Appeals? Get involved and run for something! Otherwise, this craziness will continue to spread.
Floyd’s Fish Fry & Cookout tickets on sale now!
You won’t want to miss this celebration of the legendary servant of Greenwood County, Floyd Nicholson. Tickets can be conveniently purchased online here or you can call the number on the poster below.
July Breakfast Meeting Recap
On the morning of Saturday, Jul 10, we held our first in-person Breakfast Meeting in over a year on the lawn of gracious hosts Robert and Ken Headley Downs. Exceeding all expectations, over 80 were in attendance to hear a slate of amazing speakers and to be informed on what’s happening with the GWCDP. The Index-Journal had a great writeup about it last week.
If you missed it, all of the segments were recorded so that you can watch at your leisure.Continue reading