Tag Archive: #blacklivesmatter

The Bernie Sanders Disruption Test

    By Teka Lark  (August 10, 2015) In Seattle, Washington on Saturday, August 8 #BlackLiveMatters activists (or someone who said they were #BlackLivesMatters activists) disrupted a Bernie Sanders speaking engagement. I can’t be upset about disruption. My objective is disruption. I am “building” is a scaffold to tear down this system.

What is Bernie Sanders Doing Right Now for Racial Justice?

  By Angus Maguire  (August 9, 2015) I have a good number of friends going to see Bernie Sanders today in Portland. To those folks, especially ‪#‎mywhitepeople‬, you might give some thought ahead of time about how you will act if ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬ activists interrupt the event. I have no knowledge of plans to do so, but it seems like a pretty good bet….
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Addicted to White Privilege: A Program for Recovery

  By Gregory Landua (August 3, 2015) Hello, my name is Gregory.  I am a racist.  I don’t fly a confederate flag and I don’t hate black people or any people.  I am, however deeply addicted to the wealth and privilege that comes from the subjugation of other humans beings.  Furthermore I am addicted to the wealth and privilege that…
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The Price of Making New York “Safe”

  By Mark Naison (July 31, 2015) It is great that neighborhoods in New York that were once violent and fear ridden have become safer, that people can once again take their children to and from school, go to and from work, and go to the corner store without worrying that they or their family members will be hit by…
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Interview: Faith Reidenbach

  Faith Reidenbach is an activist with the Corvallis, Oregon chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a founder of the Corvallis chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Is the US flag racist like the Confed. flag?

By Chris Lowe  (July 21, 2015) Boston, probably 1974. During conflict over school desegregation, supposedly, but mostly, not really over “busing.” At Government Center, near the New City Hall. I was in high school in a Boston suburb at the time.

At Least I’m Not in East Texas

  By Teka Lark (July 16, 2015) July 14, 2015 Sandra Bland was found hanging in a cell in Waller County Jail in East Texas after being arrested after a traffic stop on her way to start a new job. On July 16, 2015 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Blue Line Train celebrated its 25th anniversary of service. My great-great…
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We Must Name the Reality of the Black Holocaust

For all who, understandably, feel fear after a terrorist attack happens, from 9.11. to the Boston bombing. By Chris Crass  (July 15, 2015) Imagine now that these kinds of terror attacks happen regularly, persistently, for hundreds of years in your community, and the people in official power in the city and country you live in, are either directly involved, or…
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Should Corvallis Rename Avery Park?

  Making #blacklivesmatter in Oregon By Joseph Orosco   (July 3, 2015)   (Update 2018:  Since this post was first published there have been many developments in regard to Joseph Avery’s namesake in Corvallis.  In 2016, a process started at Oregon State to investigate the historical legacy of several buildings on campus, including Avery Lodge, to determine whether the figures…
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Violent Rhetoric Can Lead to Hate

By Javier Cervantes I went to bed Wednesday night saddened and in disgust. Yet another act of cowardly malice reared its ugly head again; this time the victims were members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina where Dylann Roof confessed to the brutal murder of nine church-goers .