Category Archives: Prejudice

All Are Welcome At San Francisco Zen Center! (…to join us in resisting Trump)

Originally posted on No Zen in the West:
The San Francisco Zen Center Abbots and Abbesses – all of whom I know, love, and deeply respect – are in the unenviable position of threading the needle of a public response…

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Academia, Love Me Back

Originally posted on TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ:
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published…

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Thank You for Changing My Life

Originally posted on evoL =:
by Ono Kono Two decades ago, I was unaware of the struggle of LGBT people. Back then, I was a busy working Mom, juggling career and family. I cared about others, but I was asleep when…

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An Open Letter to Progressives Who Can’t Bring Themselves to Vote for Hillary

I campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000. Even in such a close election as that, it is unlikely my efforts turned the tide, plus I lived in a firmly red state at the time. Still, here is what I have … Continue reading

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Hey My Fellow White People! Stop talking about black-on-black crime

“But what about black-on-black crime?” is a common counter-argument to Black Lives Matter. This argument is simplistic and attempts to cherry-pick a fact. It ignores systemic poverty in the black community, the disproportionate impact of the Vietnam war, and the ongoing legacy … Continue reading

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12 June: a vigil in Astoria

Originally posted on Tangly Cottage Gardening Journal:
Sunday, 12 June 2016 Last night at 1 AM I checked the news as is my habit before bedtime, to learn that something horrific was unfolding at the Pulse dance club in Orlando,…

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Orlando you have my heart

I constantly worry for the safety of my girls (my daughter and her partner). They are publicly open about their relationship — I fear it puts them in danger, even in Seattle. Yesterday’s events reminded me again that this world is not safe for my precious ones. Continue reading

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