Issues happening locally that affect you directly: City of Sacramento: >Sacramento Police Department -unlimited and real time city camera surveillance without any regulation -killing of unarmed people -Use of Force policy allows for no accountability -Oversight Commission has no power over misconduct -No policy requiring information on police killings -No punishment for police killings […]Read More Sacramento We Need to FIGHT!
In the beginning. Europeans captured us, put us on several boats. Gave us illnesses that our bodies weren’t used to, and as a result many of us died. Those of us that survived were landed on various continents to be free labor. While they picked the strongest of us, they were also intimidated by our […]Read More Anti-Blackness in the Movement
by Sara Vipond Brink Dear Black Women, I’m a white woman. I’m not a respected commentator, or a public figure, or a leader in a movement. I neither have authority nor do I represent anyone beyond myself. In fact, I’m not representative of the majority of white women who just made the stunningly misogynistic decision […]Read More A Love Letter to Black Women
“A riot is the language of the unheard. -Martin Luther King, Jr.” Hmmph! By now you know about Trayvon Martin, and how his murderer George Zimmerman, was found to be “not guilty.” It gets pretty redundant, typing out all of the reasons he should have been found guilty. Discussing how dumb and/or racist the jurors […]Read More How Come I Can’t Act Mad?
Sources and examples are located in the numbered links inside the parenthesis. “According to the United Nations, racism is defined as “any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal […]Read More You Can’t Sum Us Up: Racial Profiling and Stereotypes
I wrote a piece called Negrophobia a while back but it vanished into the interwebs somewhere so I am going to try this again. I previously talked about a woman who was vital to the woman’s suffrage movement. She fought hard for women’s rights. She was inspired by even the thought of blacks in America having any […]Read More Negrophobia