What Is Up With Gang Drawings On The Ridge Cut? - And Response (3)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What is up with the gang drawings on the wall in the Ridge Cut coming into town?

It appears to be something that took a long time to draw and is rather ornate. It is too bad that the people that drew those couldn’t put that talent to better use.

Be that as it may, I don’t think that gang drawings are what we want our visitors to this beautiful city to  see right before they enter the city. Why has there been no effort to have them removed?

Terry Keiser 

* * * 

Careful Terry, that sounds racist to me. 

Michael Burns

* * * 

Thank you Mr. Keiser for pointing out the need to improve our entrance way into our city.  We all should call 311 Call Center.  Mr. Burns your reply sounds like one of ‘those Jurors.’  As a precaution, I would not pay too much attention to the ‘gang/artistic drawings’ in the Ridge-cut, you could run into Black Rain and spin out of control!  Oops, is Black Rain a racist term Mr. Burns?  By the way, I am an educated black female and, am very disgusted at the flippant attitude of others when it comes to race.  By the way, I did not take racial offense to Mr. Keiser’s concern, only Mr. Burns inserting race into the matter.  Enough already with poking the racial tension in this world and this city.

Thank you,

Cynthia Stanley-Cash

* * *

Mrs. Stanley-Cash, I am an educated white male. Not sure why that makes a difference, just following your lead. Anyway, the flippant attitudes you speak of are not toward race, they are toward the overused/misused cries of racism. Case in point: You said you did not take "racial offense" to Mr. Keiser's concern, but you did to Mr. Burns' comment. You take offense to it, fine. But racial offense? You need to become better-educated on that term. There was nothing racially offensive with what he said; he was poking fun at people who cry racism over every little thing. You took the bait, hook, line, and sinker.

Sam Horn
Chattanooga



Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues than personal attacks. (click for more)

A New Way To Stop The Poverty Education Cycle

For more years then proud to talk I have watched, sometimes up close and very personal, the plight and future of so many kids.  Mostly black and a few others this group was destined not to greatness or success, but to a life of food stamps, welfare, poor education and poorer still educational prospects.  So often in my own work I would see and feel the excitement of the ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Claims Region 4A/AA Soccer Title

Junior Sofia Olenchek scored twice, including the winning goal in the second overtime (95th minute) period as host Notre Dame defeated crosstown rival Chattanooga Christian 2-1, for the Region 4 A-AA championship Thursday night. In a well-played, physical match, CCS led at halftime, 1-0,  after senior Hannah Henry scored in the 14th minute, but Olenchek's first goal ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats Briarcrest For Shot At Father Ryan, DII-AA State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – OK, Father Ryan.  Baylor’s still hanging around. The Lady Red Raiders stormed past Briarcrest, 3-1, Thursday in the loser’s bracket final at Siegel Middle School and advanced to Friday’s Division II-AA volleyball tournament championship match. The set scores were 26-24, 25-15, 24-26, 25-15. The Lady Red Raiders lost to Father Ryan, ... (click for more)