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This Is Why S.C. State Is So Terrible

For those of you unfamiliar with South Carolina State University, it’s the Palmetto State’s largest historically black university – one which is slated to receive $117.4 million in the budget during the coming fiscal year. What’s it doing with all that money? Based on recent reports, not a whole helluva…

For those of you unfamiliar with South Carolina State University, it’s the Palmetto State’s largest historically black university – one which is slated to receive $117.4 million in the budget during the coming fiscal year.

What’s it doing with all that money?

Based on recent reports, not a whole helluva lot.

Anyway, to say that S.C. State has been incompetently managed in recent years is a colossal understatement. A troop (or “tribe”) of retarded monkeys could have managed this school infinitely better – and before anybody gets offended by that comment, permit us to apologize to retarded monkeys all over the world.

Nikki Haley and Abraham Turner.
Nikki Haley and Abraham Turner.

The latest example of this school’s incompetence? Its decision to hire Abraham Turner – who recently resigned in disgrace from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s cabinet.

Turner – who “led” the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) for the last two years – was an unmitigated disaster in his role. Last year SCDEW was the subject of a scathing audit by the S.C. Legislative Audit Council (SCLAC). It was also placed on alert by USDOL last year due to its “continuous failure to meet the minimum standard of performance” related to the distribution of unemployment benefits.

The agency doled out $54.5 million in “improper claims” last year, one of the highest overpayment rates in the nation.

All the while, though, Turner was doling out raises to his cronies – who were busy enjoying lavish taxpayer-funded retreats as South Carolina’s unemployment insurance burden kept growing for businesses and taxpayers.

And now S.C. State is going to throw more tax money at this guy?

Yup. According to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, Turner will be paid $29,000 over the next three months to “recruit veterans to enroll” at S.C. State.

Sheesh …

As we’ve stated on numerous occasions, we believe South Carolina’s bloated, inefficient and underperforming system of higher education should be privatized – immediately. This is further evidence in support of that contention …

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124 comments

jimlewisowb April 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Veterans don’t want to go to SC State

Most of them spent months even years fighting to survive until they could get out of third world countries

Why in the hell would they want to do it all over again

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jimlewisowb April 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Veterans don’t want to go to SC State

Most of them spent months even years fighting to survive until they could get out of third world countries

Why in the hell would they want to do it all over again

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Has there ever been an instance where blacks in charge were given money and it didn’t end up being a royal clusterfuck? Just look at the city of Columbia.

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shifty henry April 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

—– not yet

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Lewis April 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

City of Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Frogmore, …….

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lowcorider April 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Don’t be talkin shit about Frogmore.

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ron March 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

Put the U.S. in trillions of dollars in debt..

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Has there ever been an instance where blacks in charge were given money and it didn’t end up being a royal clusterfuck? Just look at the city of Columbia.

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shifty henry April 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm

—– not yet

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Lewis April 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

City of Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Frogmore, …….

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Lowcorider April 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Don’t be talkin shit about Frogmore.

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kafka April 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

SC State didn’t do their due diligence, that’s for sure!

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LD April 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm

or maybe they did.

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Uncle Remus April 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

No one at SC State even knows what due diligence is!

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

All they know is they are due it… because the man is holding them down.

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kafka April 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

SC State didn’t do their due diligence, that’s for sure!

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LD April 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm

or maybe they did.

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Uncle Remus April 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

No one at SC State even knows what due diligence is!

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

All they know is they are due it… because the man is holding them down.

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Wolfran April 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I am amazed that after Major Fuckup’s public failure at DEW that anyone would hire him to do anything more difficult than than raking leaves. Then again, SC State is a total failure as an educational establishment and it is run by incompetent crooks so maybe there is a certain retarded logic to the whole thing. One of his biggest failings at DEW was his inability to treat people with dignity and respect so it is hard to imagine he will succeed at recruiting students, a job that would seem to require some people skills.

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Well Benedict hired Charles Austin for an executive level position even though he has no formal higher education experience.

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Wolfran April 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I am amazed that after Major Fuckup’s public failure at DEW that anyone would hire him to do anything more difficult than than raking leaves. Then again, SC State is a total failure as an educational establishment and it is run by incompetent crooks so maybe there is a certain retarded logic to the whole thing. One of his biggest failings at DEW was his inability to treat people with dignity and respect so it is hard to imagine he will succeed at recruiting students, a job that would seem to require some people skills.

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Well Benedict hired Charles Austin for an executive level position even though he has no formal higher education experience.

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Just another guy April 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Sounds racist to me and you should be fired right now. Calling black people monkeys is horrible. I demand you get fired right now. Seems you did the same to other people who have made the same reference. Monkey’s could run it better??? That is racist as hell and i hope it shuts this website down.

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winkie April 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Just calling a Spade, a Spade.

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just another guy April 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Well, he had Rusty Depass fired for saying something similar.

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

But you do have to admit there is a remarkable resemblance.

I hear the internet police are on the way to shut this site down… as soon as they rid it of porn.

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I take it you are not big on the First Amendment. Would you like to see everyone fired who says or writes anything you don’t like or find offensive?

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Just another guy April 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Sounds racist to me and you should be fired right now. Calling black people monkeys is horrible. I demand you get fired right now. Seems you did the same to other people who have made the same reference. Monkey’s could run it better??? That is racist as hell and i hope it shuts this website down.

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winkie April 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Just calling a Spade, a Spade.

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just another guy April 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Well, he had Rusty Depass fired for saying something similar.

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

But you do have to admit there is a remarkable resemblance.

I hear the internet police are on the way to shut this site down… as soon as they rid it of porn.

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I take it you are not big on the First Amendment. Would you like to see everyone fired who says or writes anything you don’t like or find offensive?

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Sarge April 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Jim Clyburn, Jean Toal, Dick Harpootlian and a bus load of other Democrats claim this is the best center of higher education in the state. You are not permitted to question anything these honorable folks utter. Where can they train South Carolinians to just vote Democratic blindly and without thought.

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Uncle Remus April 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I bet there is a position for Filet Mignonette when she finishes up at the FCC.

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Sarge April 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Jim Clyburn, Jean Toal, Dick Harpootlian and a bus load of other Democrats claim this is the best center of higher education in the state. You are not permitted to question anything these honorable folks utter. Where can they train South Carolinians to just vote Democratic blindly and without thought.

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Uncle Remus April 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I bet there is a position for Filet Mignonette when she finishes up at the FCC.

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Uncle Remus April 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This school should be closed. It does nothing for the average or below average negro. They would be so much better to attend another state school. If I were interviewing for executive level positions, I would never consider a SC State grad but would gladly interview and hire a qualified negro from most any other school in SC.

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Will Folks aka Sic April 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Remus … come on.

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Uncle Remus April 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

Will, do you think there are qualified job applicants at SC State? Remember grade inflation?

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Uncle Remus April 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This school should be closed. It does nothing for the average or below average negro. They would be so much better to attend another state school. If I were interviewing for executive level positions, I would never consider a SC State grad but would gladly interview and hire a qualified negro from most any other school in SC.

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Will Folks aka Sic April 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Remus … come on.

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Uncle Remus April 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

Will, do you think there are qualified job applicants at SC State? Remember grade inflation?

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Family Member April 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Retarded monkeys???? If you set out to insult and demean people with disabilities you did a great job.

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

But they are qualified to be admitted to SCSU.

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Scrappy April 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

Enough of this SCSU bashing! It’s not like they “lost” 27 MILLION DOLLARS. They had the receipts. They Just accidentally left the receipts in the floorboard of the escalade and they got vacuumed up at the car wash. Promise!

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wee April 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

And you owe an appology to monkeys!

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Family Member April 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Retarded monkeys???? If you set out to insult and demean people with disabilities you did a great job.

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Squishy123 April 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

But they are qualified to be admitted to SCSU.

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Scrappy April 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

Enough of this SCSU bashing! It’s not like they “lost” 27 MILLION DOLLARS. They had the receipts. They Just accidentally left the receipts in the floorboard of the escalade and they got vacuumed up at the car wash. Promise!

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wee April 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

And you owe an appology to monkeys!

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Carpe Jugulum April 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

What’s all the crap about “historically black” colleges and universities? They are no big deal and we have several of them. What’s more is their diplomas aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. We really don’t need them. What we don’t have and what we do need is an Asian university. Why don’t recruit a bunch of Asians to take over the disaster we now have and see what they can do with it. We’ve been mean enough to the Chinese and Japanese that we can justify it. Besides, they already own our collective asses so we might as well start trying to get in good with them.

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Jeffrey Johnson April 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm

U guys are really disgusting, SC State isn’t an inferior University. You may have a problem with it But this University is still needed due to all the Hate Filled rhetoric on these comments. An HBCU means Historic Not All Black Anyone can attend, There are alot of People who are not Black that attend this university. Its Only Inferior because you think of it as Inferior, But SCSU along with the 118 HBCU’s will be Just fine and continue to Aide this country with Lawyers, Judges and Doctors. Its also a fact that 80% of all Teachers, Lawyers Doctors and Health Care Professionals all graduate from HBCU’s and I didn’t even include that alot of White people graduate from them too. Just because they may have hired an unqualified candidate isn’t an indictment on the University. Life is too Short to HATE people or institutions.

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Carpe Jugulum April 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

South Carolina State University is an inferior institution by whatever standard you choose to use. It is an absolute embarrassment and should have been shut down years ago. South Carolina has been pushed into supporting this wasteland long enough. 80 percent?!? You must have majored in math at SCSU.

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Jeffrey Johnson April 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

You said it, We’ve been Mean Enough!!!!!!

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Carpe Jugulum April 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

What’s all the crap about “historically black” colleges and universities? They are no big deal and we have several of them. What’s more is their diplomas aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. We really don’t need them. What we don’t have and what we do need is an Asian university. Why don’t recruit a bunch of Asians to take over the disaster we now have and see what they can do with it. We’ve been mean enough to the Chinese and Japanese that we can justify it. Besides, they already own our collective asses so we might as well start trying to get in good with them.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm

U guys are really disgusting, SC State isn’t an inferior University. You may have a problem with it But this University is still needed due to all the Hate Filled rhetoric on these comments. An HBCU means Historic Not All Black Anyone can attend, There are alot of People who are not Black that attend this university. Its Only Inferior because you think of it as Inferior, But SCSU along with the 118 HBCU’s will be Just fine and continue to Aide this country with Lawyers, Judges and Doctors. Its also a fact that 80% of all Teachers, Lawyers Doctors and Health Care Professionals all graduate from HBCU’s and I didn’t even include that alot of White people graduate from them too. Just because they may have hired an unqualified candidate isn’t an indictment on the University. Life is too Short to HATE people or institutions.

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Carpe Jugulum April 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

South Carolina State University is an inferior institution by whatever standard you choose to use. It is an absolute embarrassment and should have been shut down years ago. South Carolina has been pushed into supporting this wasteland long enough. 80 percent?!? You must have majored in math at SCSU.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

You said it, We’ve been Mean Enough!!!!!!

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Bubbas Brother April 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Turner’s a SCSU Alum (BS Music, ’76). He did a great job while he was the Commander of Fort Jackson, but the administration of the post is mostly done by DA Civilians and senior field grade officers with training and talent in those areas. I worked for him at Jackson briefly, he seemed like a competent guy. Maybe his leadership skills don’t translate to the civilian world (not unusual).

Several years ago he was a regular on the “teleconference network” of SCSU commissioned officers and was regularly heard to give the SCSU administration hell about the poor state of affairs at his alma mater (Turner refers to SCSU as the “…Black West Point of the South…”, a black ring knocker friend of mine retorted “…yeah it’s a lot like West Point, only hotter, blacker, dumber and worse at football…”). SCSU has produced more African American general officers than any other school in the state (I worked for two of them, Turner and Larry Knightner who is the SC HUD Director, both were great leaders.)

I suspect the recruiting effort is similar to one HBCUs all over the country are executing to get a slice of the “Tuition Assistance” and “GI Bill” (government money) pie.

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm

“I suspect the recruiting effort is similar to one HBCUs all over the country are executing to get a slice of the “Tuition Assistance” and “GI Bill” (government money) pie.”

That was my first suspicion too.

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The Colonel (R) April 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Turner’s a SCSU Alum (BS Music, ’76). He did a great job while he was the Commander of Fort Jackson, but the administration of the post is mostly done by DA Civilians and senior field grade officers with training and talent in those areas. I worked for him at Jackson briefly, he seemed like a competent guy. Maybe his leadership skills don’t translate to the civilian world (not unusual).

Several years ago he was a regular on the “teleconference network” of SCSU commissioned officers and was regularly heard to give the SCSU administration hell about the poor state of affairs at his alma mater (Turner refers to SCSU as the “…Black West Point of the South…”, a black ring knocker friend of mine retorted “…yeah it’s a lot like West Point, only hotter, blacker, dumber and worse at football…”). SCSU has produced more African American general officers than any other school in the state (I worked for two of them, Turner and Larry Knightner who is the SC HUD Director, both were great leaders.)

I suspect the recruiting effort is similar to one HBCUs all over the country are executing to get a slice of the “Tuition Assistance” and “GI Bill” (government money) pie.

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm

“I suspect the recruiting effort is similar to one HBCUs all over the country are executing to get a slice of the “Tuition Assistance” and “GI Bill” (government money) pie.”

That was my first suspicion too.

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Jeffrey Johnson April 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

U guys are really disgusting, SC State isn’t an inferior University. You may have a problem with it But this University is still needed due to all the Hate Filled rhetoric on these comments. An HBCU means Historic Not All Black Anyone can attend, There are alot of People who are not Black that attend this university. Its Only Inferior because you think of it as Inferior, But SCSU along with the 118 HBCU’s will be Just fine and continue to Aide this country with Lawyers, Judges and Doctors. Its also a fact that 80% of all Teachers, Lawyers Doctors and Health Care Professionals all graduate from HBCU’s and I didn’t even include that alot of White people graduate from them too. Just because they may have hired an unqualified candidate isn’t an indictment on the University. Life is too Short to HATE people or institutions.

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Franklin Tha Puppet April 5, 2013 at 12:59 am

Oh, my God. The grammar displayed here is too depressing. Please tell me you didn’t go to SC State …

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Jeffrey Johnson April 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

No I didn’t go to SC State, I just made a comment on this board about your views of SCSU. When I mean 80% I mean 80% of African Americans receive their degrees from HBCU’s. The graduates of many HBCU’s are very Proud of their achievements and go on to have successfull careers. And the Racist Xenophobic speech that you throw at us continues to help graduates work even harder to become the American Dream. Only people who need to feel a since of Superiority feel that at the end of the day I’m better than them. Dude let it go,,, You were NOT BORN to HATE people it’s a learned BEHAVIOR!!!!!! UNLEARN it. But I forgot this the South and South Carolina is going backwards. Sorry for the Insult But let it go

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Squishy123 April 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

They go to HBCU’s because they’re easier than a traditional public university.

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

They will let in anyone who is brown and breathing because they get federal dollars per head. That is the only Benedict is still in business.

Uncle Remus April 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

Based on the structure of your paragraph and sentences above, you must be one of those “qualified” SCSU graduates.

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Jeffrey Johnson April 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

No I didn’t go to SC State, I just made a comment on this board about your views of SCSU. When I mean 80% I mean 80% of African Americans receive their degrees from HBCU’s. The graduates of many HBCU’s are very Proud of their achievements and go on to have successfull careers. And the Racist Xenophobic speech that you throw at us continues to help graduates work even harder to become the American Dream. Only people who need to feel a since of Superiority feel that at the end of the day I’m better than them. Dude let it go,,, You were NOT BORN to HATE people it’s a learned BEHAVIOR!!!!!! UNLEARN it. But I forgot this the South and South Carolina is going backwards. Sorry for the Insult But let it go

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Squishy123 April 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

Boy you’re good at cutting and pasting.

And by “boy” I mean as an expression… so don’t get your flour sack panties in a wad.

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Disgusted April 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

You did not state where you went to school but you should get your money refunded as you did not learn correct grammar or how to express yourself. I also question your “fact” that “80% of all Teachers, Lawyers Doctors and Health Care Professionals all graduate from HBCU”s” (sic). That is an absurd claim. Where did you get that statistic? I would not be surprised at all if you are a product of the S.C. educational system which is a disorganized mess of competing petty political interests that wastes tremendous amounts of money accomplishing little. Local dumb-asses are elected to run our school districts who then dole out favors to insure their re-election. People I wouldn’t trust to manage twenty dollars are empowered to oversee the expenditure of hundreds of millions.. Our entire educational system is broken and things will not get better until we have a massive reorganization.

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Jeffrey Johnson April 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

No I didn’t go to SC State, I just made a comment on this board about your views of SCSU. When I mean 80% I mean 80% of African Americans receive their degrees from HBCU’s. The graduates of many HBCU’s are very Proud of their achievements and go on to have successfull careers. And the Racist Xenophobic speech that you throw at us continues to help graduates work even harder to become the American Dream. Only people who need to feel a since of Superiority feel that at the end of the day I’m better than them. Dude let it go,,, You were NOT BORN to HATE people it’s a learned BEHAVIOR!!!!!! UNLEARN it. But I forgot this the South and South Carolina is going backwards. Sorry for the Insult But let it go

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Can you prove or site a study that even comes close to proving hate is a learned behavior? There is ample evidence in the literature to suggest that we are in fact “hard wired” to hate the “other” (that is, those different from us – it is a survival mechanism amongst other things). Learned behavior would be not hating.

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Noah April 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

The word you want is “cite,” not “site.” And tell us about this literature you would “site.” The Princeton Review? Something from some nationally recognized peer reviewed journal? Or a pamphlet you picked up at Piggie Park in the 70s? Or maybe the Klan Weekly?

Wolfran April 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

Why are you mentioning the Klan – race has nothing to do
with what I have written. Survival advantage gained from a behavior or trait would seem to apply to all races. Dawkins ad Coyne have both written about this matter in the last few years, as have many others. I was not aware that the Princeton Review published neuroscience or evolutionary psychology articles but as you mentioned it, I suppose they must. The last good piece I read on the subject was published in The Journal of Neuroscience (around 2009 I believe). I am not familiar with this “Piggy Park” that you reference, is this school from which you graduated? My point was to challenge the writer’s categorical statement that hate is a learned behavior. I am sure there are learned aspects to hate (and love for that matter) but it is likely that none of our emotions is purely learned (environmental). Thank you for pointing out my typo, I will endeavor to do better in the future, but in my defense, I have a job that is both difficult and stressful and by Friday I am often quite tired an prone to scrivener’s error.

Soft Sigh from Hell April 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

“the Klan Weekly”

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“The Fiery Cross” — I wonder if they still publish it? It was probably a monthly though. “The Klan Weakly” would be a more amusing title.

Also, that hate is learned is considered pretty much a truism based on simple observational evidence (see below). Simple observation can sometimes lead you wrong of course on close rigorous inspection.

“You gotta be taught to hate and fear
You gotta be taught it year by year
You gotta be taught before it’s to late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate the people your relatives hate” — “South Pacific”

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ssfh April 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

“. . .too late”

Squishy123 April 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

You’re just upset that you just now realizing that your degree is worthless… should have saved your money and gone to Benedict or Allen. 80% of students graduate… that’s a lie, Rep. Clyburn.

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Billy K Mulligan April 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

There is nothing all that “Historic” about SC State. And HBCU refers to ‘historically”, as in historically a college for blacks. Of couse SC State is not the only college or university in SC to wase money. But damn bro, you have to be in shock and awe at the level of corruption and incompetance there. It is governed like a Banana Republic.

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Jeffrey Johnson April 6, 2013 at 11:06 am

Yeah a College founded to educate former slaves is NOT Historic????? And its not for African Americans its for everybody. No I didn’t go to SCSU, but you on this board refer to it as a Reform School. But that’s the nature of this website Angry Blustery Men on here and No I am Not Black I’m an American!!!!!!!

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I would check those statistics my friend – they are numerically impossible unless you meant to say 80% of all black lawyers, etc. come from HBC’s. I would have thought an upstanding and I assume HBC educated individual such as yourself would be able to see that the statistic as quoted by you cannot possibly be correct.

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Ed February 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

This comment is not helping the cause you are fighting for.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

U guys are really disgusting, SC State isn’t an inferior University. You may have a problem with it But this University is still needed due to all the Hate Filled rhetoric on these comments. An HBCU means Historic Not All Black Anyone can attend, There are alot of People who are not Black that attend this university. Its Only Inferior because you think of it as Inferior, But SCSU along with the 118 HBCU’s will be Just fine and continue to Aide this country with Lawyers, Judges and Doctors. Its also a fact that 80% of all Teachers, Lawyers Doctors and Health Care Professionals all graduate from HBCU’s and I didn’t even include that alot of White people graduate from them too. Just because they may have hired an unqualified candidate isn’t an indictment on the University. Life is too Short to HATE people or institutions.

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Franklin Tha Puppet April 5, 2013 at 12:59 am

Oh, my God. The grammar displayed here is too depressing. Please tell me you didn’t go to SC State …

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

No I didn’t go to SC State, I just made a comment on this board about your views of SCSU. When I mean 80% I mean 80% of African Americans receive their degrees from HBCU’s. The graduates of many HBCU’s are very Proud of their achievements and go on to have successfull careers. And the Racist Xenophobic speech that you throw at us continues to help graduates work even harder to become the American Dream. Only people who need to feel a since of Superiority feel that at the end of the day I’m better than them. Dude let it go,,, You were NOT BORN to HATE people it’s a learned BEHAVIOR!!!!!! UNLEARN it. But I forgot this the South and South Carolina is going backwards. Sorry for the Insult But let it go

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Squishy123 April 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

They go to HBCU’s because they’re easier than a traditional public university.

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

They will let in anyone who is brown and breathing because they get federal dollars per head. That is the only Benedict is still in business.

Uncle Remus April 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

Based on the structure of your paragraph and sentences above, you must be one of those “qualified” SCSU graduates.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

No I didn’t go to SC State, I just made a comment on this board about your views of SCSU. When I mean 80% I mean 80% of African Americans receive their degrees from HBCU’s. The graduates of many HBCU’s are very Proud of their achievements and go on to have successfull careers. And the Racist Xenophobic speech that you throw at us continues to help graduates work even harder to become the American Dream. Only people who need to feel a since of Superiority feel that at the end of the day I’m better than them. Dude let it go,,, You were NOT BORN to HATE people it’s a learned BEHAVIOR!!!!!! UNLEARN it. But I forgot this the South and South Carolina is going backwards. Sorry for the Insult But let it go

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Squishy123 April 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

Boy you’re good at cutting and pasting.

And by “boy” I mean as an expression… so don’t get your flour sack panties in a wad.

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Disgusted April 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

You did not state where you went to school but you should get your money refunded as you did not learn correct grammar or how to express yourself. I also question your “fact” that “80% of all Teachers, Lawyers Doctors and Health Care Professionals all graduate from HBCU”s” (sic). That is an absurd claim. Where did you get that statistic? I would not be surprised at all if you are a product of the S.C. educational system which is a disorganized mess of competing petty political interests that wastes tremendous amounts of money accomplishing little. Local dumb-asses are elected to run our school districts who then dole out favors to insure their re-election. People I wouldn’t trust to manage twenty dollars are empowered to oversee the expenditure of hundreds of millions.. Our entire educational system is broken and things will not get better until we have a massive reorganization.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

No I didn’t go to SC State, I just made a comment on this board about your views of SCSU. When I mean 80% I mean 80% of African Americans receive their degrees from HBCU’s. The graduates of many HBCU’s are very Proud of their achievements and go on to have successfull careers. And the Racist Xenophobic speech that you throw at us continues to help graduates work even harder to become the American Dream. Only people who need to feel a since of Superiority feel that at the end of the day I’m better than them. Dude let it go,,, You were NOT BORN to HATE people it’s a learned BEHAVIOR!!!!!! UNLEARN it. But I forgot this the South and South Carolina is going backwards. Sorry for the Insult But let it go

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Can you prove or site a study that even comes close to proving hate is a learned behavior? There is ample evidence in the literature to suggest that we are in fact “hard wired” to hate the “other” (that is, those different from us – it is a survival mechanism amongst other things). Learned behavior would be not hating.

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Noah April 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

The word you want is “cite,” not “site.” And tell us about this literature you would “site.” The Princeton Review? Something from some nationally recognized peer reviewed journal? Or a pamphlet you picked up at Piggie Park in the 70s? Or maybe the Klan Weekly?

Wolfran April 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

Why are you mentioning the Klan – race has nothing to do
with what I have written. Survival advantage gained from a behavior or trait would seem to apply to all races. Dawkins ad Coyne have both written about this matter in the last few years, as have many others. I was not aware that the Princeton Review published neuroscience or evolutionary psychology articles but as you mentioned it, I suppose they must. The last good piece I read on the subject was published in The Journal of Neuroscience (around 2009 I believe). I am not familiar with this “Piggy Park” that you reference, is this school from which you graduated? My point was to challenge the writer’s categorical statement that hate is a learned behavior. I am sure there are learned aspects to hate (and love for that matter) but it is likely that none of our emotions is purely learned (environmental). Thank you for pointing out my typo, I will endeavor to do better in the future, but in my defense, I have a job that is both difficult and stressful and by Friday I am often quite tired an prone to scrivener’s error.

Soft Sigh from Hell April 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

“the Klan Weekly”

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“The Fiery Cross” — I wonder if they still publish it? It was probably a monthly though. “The Klan Weakly” would be a more amusing title.

Also, that hate is learned is considered pretty much a truism based on simple observational evidence (see below). Simple observation can sometimes lead you wrong of course on close rigorous inspection.

“You gotta be taught to hate and fear
You gotta be taught it year by year
You gotta be taught before it’s to late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate the people your relatives hate” — “South Pacific”

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ssfh April 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

“. . .too late”

Squishy123 April 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

You’re just upset that you just now realizing that your degree is worthless… should have saved your money and gone to Benedict or Allen. 80% of students graduate… that’s a lie, Rep. Clyburn.

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Billy K Mulligan April 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

There is nothing all that “Historic” about SC State. And HBCU refers to ‘historically”, as in historically a college for blacks. Of couse SC State is not the only college or university in SC to wase money. But damn bro, you have to be in shock and awe at the level of corruption and incompetance there. It is governed like a Banana Republic.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 6, 2013 at 11:06 am

Yeah a College founded to educate former slaves is NOT Historic????? And its not for African Americans its for everybody. No I didn’t go to SCSU, but you on this board refer to it as a Reform School. But that’s the nature of this website Angry Blustery Men on here and No I am Not Black I’m an American!!!!!!!

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I would check those statistics my friend – they are numerically impossible unless you meant to say 80% of all black lawyers, etc. come from HBC’s. I would have thought an upstanding and I assume HBC educated individual such as yourself would be able to see that the statistic as quoted by you cannot possibly be correct.

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Lizard Man April 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

I doubt Turner (or Haley) can do the math, so I’ll do it for them: that’s pretty much the equivalent of $120,000/year. Straighten up that tie, sir. You have important work ahead of you. Or just fuck it all and make sure their marching band is fabulous. We’ll probably be fine with that.

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thereallizardman April 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

I doubt Turner (or Haley) can do the math, so I’ll do it for them: that’s pretty much the equivalent of $120,000/year. Straighten up that tie, sir. You have important work ahead of you. Or just fuck it all and make sure their marching band is fabulous. We’ll probably be fine with that.

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Ken Knuckles April 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

SCSU is NOT an inferior university; why throw the WHOLE university under the bus just because of a possible problem hire? Some of the comments on this thread are racist, which is definitely a learned trait. I know that you people are more mature than this?

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

The only “school” in SC that is worse than SC State is Benedict. The standard of education at both schools is appalling and the fact they will let anyone in to get the federal money that flows to HBC’s only makes the problem worse. I might–just might–hire a bright person with a degree from SC State if I was feeling really charitable but I would NEVER hire a Benedict “graduate”.

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Ken Knuckles April 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

SCSU is NOT an inferior university; why throw the WHOLE university under the bus just because of a possible problem hire? Some of the comments on this thread are racist, which is definitely a learned trait. I know that you people are more mature than this?

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

The only “school” in SC that is worse than SC State is Benedict. The standard of education at both schools is appalling and the fact they will let anyone in to get the federal money that flows to HBC’s only makes the problem worse. I might–just might–hire a bright person with a degree from SC State if I was feeling really charitable but I would NEVER hire a Benedict “graduate”.

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You know me April 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Bet she can’t fit into that suit now.

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You know me April 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Bet she can’t fit into that suit now.

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Bill April 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Stop the racism.
Being a Political Crook is: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY!!!

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Bill April 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Stop the racism.
Being a Political Crook is: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY!!!

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Jeffrey Johnson April 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

As I have said on this Board, I am not Hiding my face you can see WHO I am. I am not hiding behind a Screen name and spreading HATE!!!!! Your view on an HBCU doesn’t determine anything, You are NOT a Gatekeeper to a career. All of you are cowardly Men who HIDE on Message Boards and Talk about People who don’t look like you. Were all the SAME Just at Different Shade, Yes some of our characteristics are different but I digress. What did we do to make you HATE the WORLD?? I would like to know that Personally. Man you guys are weak excuses of MEN.

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Why do you think we hate the world? That doesn’t follow from anything I have seen written here. I think many of the people would like to see some of the crooked, wasteful and fraudulent “diversity” based BS leave this world for good but that is not the same as hating the world. Your use of all CAPS throughout your comments would suggest that you are full of anger and rage, not he contributors who are content to use lower case letters.

Let go of the anger. Take of the CAP LOCK. Relax.

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jeffrey_johnson16 April 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

As I have said on this Board, I am not Hiding my face you can see WHO I am. I am not hiding behind a Screen name and spreading HATE!!!!! Your view on an HBCU doesn’t determine anything, You are NOT a Gatekeeper to a career. All of you are cowardly Men who HIDE on Message Boards and Talk about People who don’t look like you. Were all the SAME Just at Different Shade, Yes some of our characteristics are different but I digress. What did we do to make you HATE the WORLD?? I would like to know that Personally. Man you guys are weak excuses of MEN.

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Wolfran April 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Why do you think we hate the world? That doesn’t follow from anything I have seen written here. I think many of the people would like to see some of the crooked, wasteful and fraudulent “diversity” based BS leave this world for good but that is not the same as hating the world. Your use of all CAPS throughout your comments would suggest that you are full of anger and rage, not he contributors who are content to use lower case letters.

Let go of the anger. Take of the CAP LOCK. Relax.

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Misdirected Mediocrity April 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

SC State had an excellent and industry-experienced head of the nuclear-engineering program and dean of science. They ran him off of course. He was focused on the long-term success of the students in these demanding majors and thus on the quality of the programs themselves. These goals, rather than fawning over and grooming the peacock plumage of the sashaying big shots in the administrative offices. You can imagine where that got him. No, you can see where it got him. Demoted and then fired.

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Misdirected Mediocrity April 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

SC State had an excellent and industry-experienced head of the nuclear-engineering program and dean of science. They ran him off of course. He was focused on the long-term success of the students in these demanding majors and thus on the quality of the programs themselves. These goals, rather than fawning over and grooming the peacock plumage of the sashaying big shots in the administrative offices. You can imagine where that got him. No, you can see where it got him. Demoted and then fired.

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9" April 7, 2013 at 2:39 am

Fits is a sick motherfucking racist,redneck,peckerwood whore;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGw_vAnqPI

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9" April 7, 2013 at 2:39 am

Fits is a sick motherfucking racist,redneck,peckerwood whore;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGw_vAnqPI

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

What was SCSU’s reputation as a school, say, 50-60 years ago?

Did other groups who rose in America from so-called “second class” social status go through similar early times of overlooking or defending the poor performance of their members who first attained higher positions, say the Irish, or German, or Italian, or Jewish immigrants and their next few generations? When does a repressed group, when rising in economic and voting power, become confident enough to criticize its own and openly demand better?

Of course, look at what this state’s goobers put up with in the dominant universities and in their elected officials. Heck, at its worst, is SCSU any more screwed up than lily-white Lexington County officialdom?

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

What was SCSU’s reputation as a school, say, 50-60 years ago?

Did other groups who rose in America from so-called “second class” social status go through similar early times of overlooking or defending the poor performance of their members who first attained higher positions, say the Irish, or German, or Italian, or Jewish immigrants and their next few generations? When does a repressed group, when rising in economic and voting power, become confident enough to criticize its own and openly demand better?

Of course, look at what this state’s goobers put up with in the dominant universities and in their elected officials. Heck, at its worst, is SCSU any more screwed up than lily-white Lexington County officialdom?

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Whammy Tailbigg April 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Ehy SC State!! Keep up the bad work and keep @#$%&*$ up and keep the heat of our big asses at USC Upstate.

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Whammy Tailbigg April 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Ehy SC State!! Keep up the bad work and keep @#$%&*$ up and keep the heat of our big asses at USC Upstate.

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