I ate there today. Nice staff. Good food.
"Some people do terrible things, people like George Bush and Alberto Gonzales, and you don't see the reaction that we're seeing to Michael Vick."
Really? This is only an issue of race in that a limited section of the black community are the only people still supporting Vick in any way. And the only reason they are is because it seems that one group or another must be constantly perpetuating racism. I was discusted when I saw a spokesman from the NAACP backing Vick's case on television a few weeks ago.
I'm a young white female from the suburbs. I went to public high school and worked to maintain the grade point average necessary to recieve the HOPE scholarship. However, if the income cap were reinstituted for some reason, I would be exculded from the program based on the income of my parents. I've been financially independant for the past year and a half and recieve no money for college, rent, books, or any other living expenses from my family. I support myself. However, the government makes no distinction between students like myself and those who are still breast feeding. I'm already excluded from recieving the PELL grant (which would be helpful considering the price of books and supplies) but under the current HOPE policy I'm still elligible to attend GSU tuition free.
The article pays no attention to the student poplation who don't fall into the category of rich white and poor black. This is perhaps the one truly progressive educational move that the state of Georgia has made in the last 15 years and the author's personal bias has rendered his comments about it irrelivant.
Good thing I wasn't going to rely on your column to determine if Blades of Glory was actually a movie worth seeing. You compleatly lost focus on the film and moved into an all too familiar summarization of the progressive movement towards homosexuality in recent media history. As my english professors are fond of saying, "Stick with your topic."
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