VI pride n shame
I have never been more ashamed and more proud at the same time then today while experiencing history being made.
Good for us as a country. shame on us as a people. This has been a horrible example of what I would call a SOAR WINNER. Shame on us blacks!
Remember, blacks are around 13% of the US Population. Thus, whites, in essence, voted him in. Not to mention no one in the VI voted him in. So take you your Obama shirts off and get to work. You have no more excuses. Anything lacking in your life is because of yourself, not the man, 'case now the man is black!
Why where schools closed? (This was the best possibility for a child to actually learn something in our local schools.) Why was the local government closed? (not that that will really put us behind schedule much)
Would President Obama want this kind of behavior? Would anyone have reacted this way if he was anything but black? Is this equal? Would the reverse stand?
Most people celebrating here on the VI have no idea of what the president even stands for concerning political issues.
I am proud of america despite the local "enthusiasm".
Now get off you butts and clean the garbage off you streets!
Wouldn't you be ashamed if Obama saw the filth you let become of your little paradise?!
No more excuses!
Have some pride in yourself, your family, and your land. Everyone is EQUAL, start acting that way.
Some days it just doesn't pay to read such garbage.
The "USVI" is that United States! We aren't full fledged state, but are under it's wing & ultimately answer to it's laws & loyal to it's flag & what it represents. With that said, I don't agree schools & govtmnt offices should have been closed. How ever if you look back in history, the VI is the hub where slaves were brought in & taken in shackles to the United States. They as a people have felt the pain of disrespect for YEARS.......deJohn just wanted EVERYBODY to have a chance to see that finally the racial divides have been lifted & a black man or woman can truly achieve ANYTHING!
Yes we could use clean streets, pot holes filled and numerous other things!!!! But heck it's wasn't being done any way.....
mango way to go
It seems that there are people out there who are expecting to read the newspaper headline "OBAMA ELECTED - RACISM NOW OVER" and that's simply not the case. Its even more amusing when they use terms like "your" island in the same post.
It is amazing how far we have come. My grandfather, who is 1/2 Mohawk, road the buss-es in Selma Alabama risking his life for the better of all. Racism will never be over, but it is a bright day in my book now that we have a 1/2 black American in the Presidential office.
There are pleanty of bad AND good people in every race, and that is something we must all understand.
I too saw no reason to close down government and schools and find that the closures of things like some shops was particularly ill timed considering the large cruise ship that was supposed to come through yesterday (I didn't check as I was at work but presumed the ship of thousands still showed up to many closed shops.)
I'm sure after STX has pissed away another opportunity THEN someone will get serious about tourism as a money maker for the territory when it's too late. Before it seems we had the long-term affects of a devasting storm to blame for the demise of tourism. If we let apathy kill this opportunity this time around I doubt any of us will still be kicking when opportunity finally returns...
If none of you have seen the TV ad for STX put out by the Tourism Board, don't miss it. It's a stunner. I've seen it frequently but as yet haven't seen any for STT. "St. Croix, your port of solace."
It looks really beautiful, and shows a variety of people living, playing and relaxing on St. Croix...
The Department of Tourism also hosted a number of community thinktanks via conference call as they redesigned the territory's image - great idea for getting input from stakeholders, as they call 'em.
The web site is finally updated, engaging and colorful, and the new mascot is classy yet traditional.
Check out the "multimedia journal" too
While the financial doldrums sucked the air out of a lot of destinations, our tourism department was cookin' in the kitchen!
Beverly Nicholson-Doty is the absolute perfect person for the job. They couldn't have gotten anyone better. I've known her for years.
Racism will never go away if we cling to that very idea...............
Obama will also not wave a magic wand either, but why should it not begin with Y-O-U or M-E ?
Beverly Nicholson-Doty has been by far the BEST!!!! (tu)
The USVI Tourism page is slick! Very nice
Thanks so much for sharing!
Well done! (tu)