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McKinleyville to view ‘The Danger of a Single Story’

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – A group that formed last year to confront racism in McKinleyville is holding its first public event this week. The McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity (MARE) will show Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story” and hold a discussion about it on

Fhyre Phoenix: Why we should remove the statue and how we’ll pay for it

12 Reasons to Remove the Statue of McKinley from the Arcata Plaza  1.    The Arcata Plaza is the site where Native people were sold into slavery by White men. Therefore, this site should not be used to honor a White man, whoever he may be, but rather to honor the people who suffered there. 2. The

McK’s MARE working with local schools to expunge racism

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – An effort to confront and try to put an end to racism continues in McKinleyville. At its March 28 meeting, the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee received an update on the efforts of a group called the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity (MARE). The group is made up of

UPDATED: Petition to keep McKinley statue submitted for ballot placement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A petition which would overturn the City Council’s decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley from the Plaza has been submitted to the City of Arcata. It is being processed by Arcata’s city attorney, who has 15 calendar days to create a title and summary

Letters to the Editor, February 14, 2018

McKinleyville confronting race issues For many, McKinleyville is a vibrant and welcoming community.  We are the McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity, a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ensuring that this is the case for all residents and visitors. We believe that by engaging our neighbors to focus on the issue, we can solve

Ethnic Studies Leader to Address HSU’s 19th Dialogue on Race

Humboldt State HSU – The Campus & Community Dialogue on Race, now in its 19th year, invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. The objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue,

Hashing out the details of a dialogue on racism

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The format for a community discussion about racism is slowly being created and may be unveiled at the Oct. 25 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC). The Working Group on Race is hashing out the details for a proposed “listening session” on the topic of racism

Opinion: We must fight racism & hate

I watched the events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia, in shock and disbelief. Hatred, bigotry and racism were once again front and center. It is difficult for me to fathom, to truly understand how some people can harbor such vile hatred. How they can be devoid of compassion, empathy and understanding. We have seen an increase

Rambling Jack: On the Ku Klux Klan, the scourge of racism and removing statues

Despite the rumors, there is no evidence that the Ku Klux Klan is operating in McKinleyville. This was confirmed recently by Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal (Union, Aug. 9). It’s also worth pointing out that the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, has no information indicating that the KKK operates

Opinion: We must talk about ‘white supremacy’ here in Humboldt

I join the rest of the country in denouncing the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend and mourn the brutal murder of a young woman. Those of us who live in Humboldt County, may not feel overwhelmingly concerned about the public presence of Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. After all, in “liberal” California, hate groups

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