It Is Time To Make Real Changes To Address Centuries Of Injustices

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Re: Roy Exum: Racism. . . Or Murder

Mr. Exum, in this case, I humbly ask that you look beyond all of the usual arguments and talking points and ask yourself why? Once the surface of these shallow rebuttals is cracked,  you find a myriad of reasons that the black community has had such problems historically.

There are so many sources to read currently that outline the history of racism in this country,  the judicial system, education, the list goes on.  In general terms,  the systems from the beginning were not constructed for the black community and therefore cannot serve them adequately.  To merely discuss “black on black” crime without digging to find out about “red-lining” and deed provisions in our major cities that veritably forced blacks and other minorities into sections of the cities no one else would live in is a failure to tell the full story. 

These are the discussions that the white community needs to begin with our black neighbors.  We need to ask why before we make judgement.  We need to be prepared to be very uncomfortable with the truths that will be found in these discussions.  But real change doesn’t happen when people are content.  I pray that our discomfort in discussion leads to a conviction that it is time to make real changes to begin to address the centuries of injustice inflicted upon our brothers and sisters.

Todd Rudolph


School Board Should Not Be A Place For Politics

Skirting The Real Issue

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I remain thankful that our great state has the opportunity to elect an experienced physician and trauma surgeon to the United States Senate, especially during this time of pandemic health crisis. ... (click for more)

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Opinion

School Board Should Not Be A Place For Politics

Tom Decosimo has done the citizens of District Two a great favor in proudly self-identifying as a Republican. Even if you are a staunch Republican, you can no longer in good faith support him to be a member of the Hamilton County Board of Education because he has told us his party ideologies will get in the way of the very job he wants you to elect him to. The reason our state codified ... (click for more)

Skirting The Real Issue

I remain thankful that our great state has the opportunity to elect an experienced physician and trauma surgeon to the United States Senate, especially during this time of pandemic health crisis. Dr. Sethi is uniquely skilled and equipped to lead our state and to help lead our nation out of this unprecedented health challenge. His opponent’s endorsement by a president ... (click for more)

Breaking News

President Trump Fires 2 TVA Board Members Over Outsourcing IT Jobs; Says TVA CEO Way Overpaid

President Donald Trump said Monday he was firing the chairman of the TVA board and a second board member for outsourcing TVA IT jobs overseas. Over 60 TVA's U.S. workers recently were laid off, including some in Chattanooga. James "Skip" Thompson of Decatur, Ala., is the current chairman. President Trump also said that TVA's Jeff Lyash is way overpaid, saying he gets around ... (click for more)

CBL Distributes New Shares, Offers New Collateral As Deadline Tightens With Creditors; Bankruptcy Discussed

Financially-ailing CBL Properties has issued new stock shares and listed new collateral as the time to deal with creditors tightens. Documents now discuss the possibility of the company filing for bankruptcy protection. CBL missed certain debt payments and also was unable to pay after a 30-day grace period. The Chattanooga-based mall firm has had several deadlines extended, ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga Red Wolves Win 1-0 In Chi Memorial Stadium Opener

The Chattanooga Red Wolves played their first home match in newly finished CHI Memorial Stadium Saturday night. The Covid-19 reduced sold out crowd was rewarded with a 1-0 win as the Red Wolves beat FC Tuscon on a Greg Hurst goal in the second half. Hurst scored in the 53th minute to give the Red Wolves a 1-0 lead. Red Wolves keeper Alex Mangels saved a FC Tuscon PK in the second ... (click for more)

CFC Wins NISA Independent Cup Southeast Region Championship

The Chattanooga FC soccer team beat Soda City FC 3-0 Saturday night at Finley Stadium to earn the Southeast Region Championship of the NISA Independent Cup. Ian McGrath and Brian Bement scored the first two goals to give the home team a 2-0 lead just eight minutes into the game. McGrath scored in the sixth minute and Bement in the eighth. The 2-0 lead would last into the second ... (click for more)