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Old 04-28-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Actually the gay community is just as organized as it needs to be. We're Greenville citizens first, we enjoy the city, have a great life. What's to organize?
Seeing as how hate crimes have been a problem in Greenville, let's start there.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Seeing as how hate crimes have been a problem in Greenville, let's start there.
Aside from the one widely publicized case in 2007 involving two kids outside a local sports pub, I'd like to see your evidence of additional "hate crimes" in Greenville.

Here is the latest data (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2008/data/table_13sc.html - broken link) from the FBI regarding reported hate crimes in South Carolina.

Richland County reported 7 racially motivated hate crimes and 2 hate crimes related to sexual orientation in 2008.

Greenville County reported 5 racially motivated hate crimes and no hate crimes related to sexual orientation in 2008.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:08 AM
 
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Aside from the one widely publicized case in 2007 involving two kids outside a local sports pub, I'd like to see your evidence of additional "hate crimes" in Greenville.

Here is the latest data (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2008/data/table_13sc.html - broken link) from the FBI regarding reported hate crimes in South Carolina.

Richland County reported 7 racially motivated hate crimes and 2 hate crimes related to sexual orientation in 2008.

Greenville County reported 5 racially motivated hate crimes and no hate crimes related to sexual orientation in 2008.
Yep, looks like Columbia has had more hate crimes. Columbia is the only city where I've ever been yelled at and called a slur for gay men by drunk college kids.

Waccamatt, I've never had any type of incident in Greenville nor have my friends. As a gay man, our quality of life here has been superb, and all the people we've met accepting. You can make these things up in your head and wish they were true, but as Skyliner's facts show, Richland County is where the most hate crimes have happened (and that is given the fact that Greenville County has a larger population, so logic says with a larger population, Greenville County should have more hate crimes....BUT, it doesn't).

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Old 04-29-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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Maybe that's why the community has to be so organized in Columbia?
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Greenville's innovation is promising to bring the area's economy up to par with Columbia and Charleston's eventually, assuming the latter two come to a standstill. It lost 7% of its high-tech jobs since the recession began compared to Columbia's 2%, and its high school and college graduation rates and income level have a ways to go, but it is working hard to catch up. SW Airlines could help.

Innovation could lead Greenville out of economic doldrums | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Greenville's innovation is promising to bring the area's economy up to par with Columbia and Charleston's eventually, assuming the latter two come to a standstill. It lost 7% of its high-tech jobs since the recession began compared to Columbia's 2%, and its high school and college graduation rates and income level have a ways to go, but it is working hard to catch up. SW Airlines could help.

Innovation could lead Greenville out of economic doldrums | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News

Yet people still love Greenville for it's quality of life and want to move there. Amazing.
I'd say Greenville is well on its way with the success of ICAR....you know, Clemson's research campus that is actually being successful (unlike some research campus wannabe's out there).
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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From the sound of some of y'all Greenville fans on here, Columbia sounds like a hell hole!
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Greenville's innovation is promising to bring the area's economy up to par with Columbia and Charleston's eventually, assuming the latter two come to a standstill. It lost 7% of its high-tech jobs since the recession began compared to Columbia's 2%, and its high school and college graduation rates and income level have a ways to go, but it is working hard to catch up. SW Airlines could help.

Innovation could lead Greenville out of economic doldrums | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News
When looking at regions as whole the upstate is the economic hotbed of this state, which Greenville is the center of. Good try though.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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From the sound of some of y'all Greenville fans on here, Columbia sounds like a hell hole!
It is. They don't even want a low-cost airline carrier. Guess they love paying expensive fares or driving to CLT/ATL. The people in Columbia confuse me more than I confuse me. Not an easy thing to do.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Yep, looks like Columbia has had more hate crimes...
And those numbers didn't include the city reports, which are also listed in the FBI data linked above.

The City of Columbia reported 4 racially motivated hate crimes and 5 hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation in 2008.

The City of Greenville reported 1 racially motivated hate crime and no hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation in 2008.
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