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Re: “The future and the race for the Cuomo Billions

Disabled and elderly people account for most of Rochester's poor. How Is fixing the schools going to help these people? And giving more money in support of generational poverty can only expand the problem.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 01/21/2015 at 10:39 PM

Re: “The future and the race for the Cuomo Billions

More money will not help city schools unless they hire lots of folks in the city and pay them a good wage. Social engagement and a willingness by the haves to associate their children with the have nots will solve this problem; new schools, new administration or new teachers won't solve this.

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Posted by Steven Terry on 01/21/2015 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Liberté. Solidarité.

I used to read City newspaper because it had the balls to actually give an opinion that was both thoughtful and not necessarily politically correct; to really report about politics and current events from an unbiased and perhaps a fresh and thought provoking angle. Those days are long over. City hasn't been an "alternative urban newspaper" for quite some time which is too bad. This week's "Urban Journal" article by Mary Anna Towler shows just how far City newspaper has come from being a champion of free speech. The radical concept of Free Speech by its very nature will be offensive to someone. Free does not come with gradations. Free means Free! I get it. One must be willing to put something on the line in this period of history. To stand up for Freedom is not a politically correct thing to do. Someone might take offense to what you have to say and walk into your work and shoot you. But at what cost is taking the safe unoffensive route? Another bit of fear creeping into our lives? Another bit of freedom being given away? Another voice of diversity being silenced?

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Posted by Linda Mosley on 01/15/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Liberté. Solidarité.

I have to respectfully disagree with the conclusions of this editorial. Freedom of speech, especially in the press, should not be compromised by the idea that such freedom might offend a reader or viewer. Exactly what principles are you sticking up for by deciding not to publish any of the cartoons, especially the front cover of the latest issue? Certainly not freedom of speech, or the freedom of the press. Perhaps, the principle of not offending someone else's beliefs, but is that really the principle that motivated you to launch City Paper those many years ago? I would hope not...

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Posted by Joe Flaherty on 01/14/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The race issue – again

As an anthropology student this past year, I learned something I never really thought about before. The term "race" was fabricated by us to separate groups of people by color and levels of society. Here we find the term penetrating our daily lives. People use it to distinguish themselves from those oppressed or those doing the oppressing. I guess where I'm going with this is that if "race" was not taught to our upcoming generations, we'd find more in common with each other on a human level. Perhaps then we might at least see some respect from one person to another; some more precaution and more thought out actions on the street.

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Posted by Curtis Lotsawater on 01/13/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Liberté. Solidarité.

Red-letter day! The local left-wing paper and the vocal local right-wing talk show host agree! Specifically, that much/most of what Charlie Hebdo publishes is pretty disgusting. And much would properly be denounced as hate speech and/or bullying in this country.

See Bob Lonsberry's column from Jan. 12:…

Although I'm sure Bob (and I, and I'm sure many other people) would not agree that mocking the pope is less disgusting than mocking Islam.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 01/13/2015 at 1:04 PM

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