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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ETHNICITY, real-life Uncle Ruckus

In Latta, SC there's a court case challenging the dress code ban on Confederate Flag clothing. See Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (AP, Jim Davenport).

H.K. Edgerton, a Black man, marched with the group calling for the ban to be lifted.
"[The 15-year old plaintiff's] made a stand for her Southland," Edgerton said. A former local NAACP leader in North Carolina, he is known for dressing up in Confederate gear to emphasize what he describes as the role blacks played in voluntarily supporting the South in the Civil War.

Blacks "voluntarily" fighting for the Confederacy!? How does a slave volunteer for combat?

"Massuh, if you could get the othahs to pick mo cotton this season, Ah'd like to go fight for state's rights. I ken't read, but I'm sho it's a good cause cuz all the Christian White folk I know ah supportin it. If you approve, Massuh, Ah'd like to volunteer."

I used to think Aaron McGruder's character Uncle Ruckus was a little over-the-top, but he seems almost moderate next to Edgerton.

4 Comments:

  • Carl, Proviso Township has Chris Welch as their modern day Uncle Rukus.
    Before their was Uncle Rukus, which I think is an excellent character on the Boondocks, submissive Black people were called Uncle Toms. New name same actions.......Once a Welch always a Welch.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 8:01 PM, May 23, 2006  

  • Crome dome, I believe your off the mark. The true Uncle Ruckus's are the board at 88, and othe bellwood voters who continue electing a white mayor who is committed in creating a trust fund for his grandchildren, so those gradchildren won't have to work again. This trust fund is being given to them through the sweat and the backs of middle class black familes of bellwood.
    To describe Welch as an Unlce Ruckus is wrong and morally reprehisable.Welch has empowered blacks in Proviso ,like no other elected official has. Welch is the trailblazer of black empowerment. Like him or not, but more blacks have recieved jobs, and high paying jobs,plus black contracters, than in any other time in Proviso 's history.Wlch has hired more of our own(from Proviso) to lead our schools into the 21st century.Welch is working very hard to ensure black elected officials won't have to go and ask for handouts from "Whitey"! His commitment to this is seen in the work he is doing with James Meeks, and honestly, his education platform is the model being used by the Governor of Illinios to address school funding issues.
    You might dislike Welch, but give credit where credit is due and that is that Welch has made proviso a better community to live in.

    By Anonymous the proof is in the pudding, at 11:06 AM, May 25, 2006  

  • Proof is in the pudding is on CRACK and HEROINE!

    The people that have become wealthy under Welch have been White contractors. He stole money from Black and Latino children to support the Italian boys. WELCH IS STILL THE TRUE UNCLE RUKUS!

    Welch's campaigns have been funded by WHITES. Look it up! It is public knowledge on the internet.
    Also, the CEO of district 209 is WHITE. Under Welch's reign more Blacks have been fired: Jackson, Gilchrist, Gramaham, Brownlee, Dr. Mack, Chris Head and the list continues.

    You are sick to believe Meeks would want to have anything to do with Welch and his lies. Soon Meeks will see Chris for what he is worth and that is a WELSH! A crook that steals from his own people to support Whitey.

    I am sure Welch has jumped on Meeks' band wagon because Welch is so destroyed in Proviso Township. Welch is licking his wounds like the dog he is! WHy would Chris become so buddy buddy with a senator whose district is on the far south side of Chicago. Welch has burned so many bridges with people in Proviso and he has to go outside of Proviso to get support because they do not know his tainted past. BUT SOON MEEKS WILL KNOW!!!!!!!

    The education plan with using the lottery to pay for education has been around a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. Stop fooling yourself and the public to think that the governor used Welch's idea. Do you know how many intelligent aides and assistants the governor has? Why would he want a rookie lawyer like Welch? Why would he want a liar like Welch? Welch is worse than the Shaw brothers on the South Side. Welch has people suing him left and right in 88 and 209.

    WELCH IS STILL THE NUMBER ONE UNCLE TOM OF PROVISO TOWNSHIP, BUT UNCLE RUKUS SOUNDS BETTER

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 3:34 PM, May 25, 2006  

  • I really didn't start this thread with the plan of likening any local pols to "Uncle Ruckus".

    I'm pretty sure even the most stupid and venal of the local pols wouldn't describe Blacks fighting for the Confederacy as "volunteers".

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:19 AM, May 30, 2006  

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