Category Archives: Anti-Racism

Fruitvale Station, Not Guilty Verdicts, and Turning Anger to Action

Last night I saw Fruitvale Station at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. We heard about the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial just minutes before getting in line. It is hard to communicate just how poignant the film was … Continue reading

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Ellis Island DREAM forgotten

A cross post from Ella’s Voice. On this day, in 1954, Ellis Island closed its doors after processing over 12 million new immigrants to the United States under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue and the Island … Continue reading

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Bush’s All-Time Low

In a recent interview with former President Bush who is promoting a new book or something, he was asked about the most difficult part of being in office. His response? “The suggestion that I was racist because of the response … Continue reading

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As the Mehserle Sentence Comes Down…

I’m angry in advance that whatever channels people use to vent their frustrations in Oakland will be labeled as rioting and looting… whereas the car windows smashed, fires burnt, and other violence on the part of San Francisco Giant fans … Continue reading

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