Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: Racism

The privilege of breathing

How can you shelter in place when you have no shelter?

Uber drivers protest billboard campaign

Company claims to support Black workers while undermining their rights with a state ballot initiative.

OPINION: Homeless sweeps and civil rights

Earlier this summer, law student interns with the Systemic Justice Project worked with local organizers to create Know Your Rights pamphlets for ten communities banded together in the Stop...

The air is bad all over the city. It’s way worse in Bayview Hunters Point

Although unhealthy air quality canceled the car parade to City Hall to Mayor Breed’s office, a small but devoted group of 30 Bayview Hunters Point residents and protestors gathered...

Grab that virtual wig, it’s all aboard for Oaklash!

Weekend-long Oakland drag festival Oaklash (Fri/4-Sun/6 at www.twitch.tv/oaklash2020) has become such an integral part of the Bay Area queer performance scene that I was taken aback—aback, I say—when I remembered...

Foreign Correspondent: Inside Biden’s international policy

Last spring, the Biden campaign decided to hit back hard against accusations of being soft on China. So the campaign produced a blistering ad attacking Trump’s failure to confront...

From the RNC to Kenosha: racism and death

Two days after a pair of gun-toting white vigilantes got a prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, a gun-toting white vigilante shot and killed two people in...

The horror that is the RNC

I almost couldn’t watch. And I’ve watched a lot of bad politics. The Republican Convention has been something different, a new low beyond the worst of my lifetime as a...

Books: ‘Caste’ and the history of racism in the US

Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent has received acclaims from literary critics in addition to bringing Oprah to tears. The book presents a compelling analysis of racism,...

A bright story behind the city’s new mural wave

Artist Vida Kuang grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The anti-Asian racism that ramped up at the beginning of the year followed by the lockdown due to the COVID-19...