Link to WSAV Video
The WSAV News segment shows two generations of White Supremacist behavior and ideology among children along with Systemic Racism within Effingham County School System revealed by adults.
In the video White teens openly display that Black Live Doesn't Matter as they mock the brutal and vicious death of George Floyd [African American] by a white police officer. You can hear the laughter in the background as they reenact the senseless taking of human life.
At such a young age a number of white teens already display the same spirit of hate and disregard toward African Americans --the spirit that brought about 400 years of slavery, Jim Crow, lynching, etc.Instead of standing in solidarity with African Americans for what is right [justice] many have volunteered to side with the murderers of George Floyd.
Systemic Racism by White School Officials
The WSAV covered how Systemic Racism works in the real world. At a football game an African American student wore a Black Lives Matters shirt, which is to say that unarmed Black people should not be killed, devalued, nor be treated less than human. This is an ideal that every decent human being should agree with.
However, a white Effingham County School official told the African American student to leave the football game because of the BLM shirt.
At the same football game a white student wore a shirt with the slogan "Stomp my Flag I'll Stomp Your A**." As we [within the African American Community] already know...the white student was not asked to leave the game.
One shirt is a statement for standing up for human life and against injustice while the other shirt states openly that they are prepared to commit a violent act even if no one is showing violence toward them. Stomping the Flag may be tasteless but it is also protected Free Speech and is an act that is non-violent.
It's the same old song: "Excuse the White, Punish the Black."
Racist Text Messages
In the WSAV News segment it was revealed that racist and hate-filled messages had gone viral which was riddled with African Americans being referred to as the "N-Word."
Just how much has changed in Effingham after all of these years?
As it was in 1957, many [not all] white teens also displayed the same racial indifference as the white adult school official in 2020. Both openly revealed that in their minds that Black Lives Doesn't Matter and that they were going to show their disdain in their behavior.
Today, the New South mirrors the Old South. Remember that this was a white adult with Effingham County School authority that made the decision to target an African American student (a child) who stood up for human life. The child should have been applauded. Instead, that adult used their power to neutralize and deprive this American teen and student within the Effingham County School System.
It's looking a lot like 1957 all over again in Effingham County Schools.
It's time to change. Black Lives Matter, Too!
Melinda Doolittle (American Idol) Performs at Effingham Health System's Employee Appreciation Banquet
3/15/2020 0 Comments
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 as Effingham Health System's employees were at their banquet, dressed to the nines and finishing their dinner the keynote speaker for the evening was American Idol's own Ms. Melinda Doolittle.
Not only did the star (Doolittle) give an inspiring speech about overcoming obstacles in your life--she also gave a very memorable two song mini-concert. In those moments...she brought the house down. Her gift of song was quite evident.
She was a great choice for this year's Employee Appreciation Banquet. Whoever was responsible for bringing her Effingham....BRAVO!!
The evening was all about the many dedicated employees within the Effingham Health System--from the Effingham Hospital to the clinics. As Effingham Health System continues to advance, continues to modernize and continues to add more health-care services then the array of talented professionals employed there should and must be appreciated.
5-Year Employees Awarded
Here are those who have given five years of their lives in the service of The Effingham Health System:
10-Year Employees Awarded
Here are those who have given ten years of their lives in the service of The Effingham Health System:
15-Year Employees Awarded
Here are those who have given fifteen years of their lives in the service of The Effingham Health System:
25-Year Employees Awarded
Here are those who have given twenty-five years of their lives in the service of The Effingham Health System:
The Leadership Awards
The purpose of the Leadership Award is to emphasize and highlight the efforts of Leadership Staff members working for Effingham Health System in improving customer service and demonstrating exceptional leadership performances and competencies.
Effingham Health System (EHS) CEO, Dr. Fran Witt through her vision and leadership is continuing to move EHS in an upward direction. With a steady climb in improvements across the board--in customer care, number of new services, revenue, etc this progressive posture is helping to place Effingham County, Ga on the national stage.
Dr. Fran Witt closed out the evening with "real talk" about moving forward and staying the course with providing the best care possible.