Learning about Latinx Thank you for publishing in the May 20 edition the letter signed by members of equity arcata. This thoughtful and well-written letter offers some useful suggestions and opportunities for the dominant culture to learn more about white privilege and racial equity. My letter is to offer clarification regarding the action of Centro…
Mobilize for change Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, celebrated 400 years of slavery in America by calmly, methodically suffocating George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed black man. Three of Chauvin’s cohorts stood guard to make sure no one would interfere. The protests across the country sparked by George Floyd’s murder are a fitting and necessary expression…
It’s possible that some voters are confused and think that the Arcata Fire District is just Arcata’s fire department, due to its name. But it’s not. AFD is McKinleyville’s fire department. AFD in Bayside’s fire department. AFD is Manila’s fire department.
Thank you again to the McKinleyville Area Fund! The Volleyball athletes at McKinleyville High School, Coach Janis Grondalski, Coach Jocelyn Grondalski, and our Athletic Department thanks you for your generous grant!
News item: Science tells us that ranting about an infectious disease is the least effective way of suppressing it.
Why did the request for funding of the Arcata Fire District fail? I’m sure there are various reasons the March 3 Measure R did not pass. It was not that a majority of the residence didn’t support the measure. Actually 63.7 percent of the residence voted for the measure. The requirement is two thirds or 66 percent. This worked out to be just 427 votes short or 3 percent.
When many hear the term “white supremacy,” we have been taught to think of extremist groups like the KKK, but in addition to these overt harmful and sometimes deadly acts of hatred that endanger BIPOC community members, “white supremacy” also plays out in our daily lives in subtle ways that are tremendously harmful.
Why is the Mad River Union allowing one of its own to put down his fellow citizens? This has made your journal out to be biased and willing to be disrespectful to people whose opinions you obviously disagree with, and you take advantage of your public forum to “virtue signal” and enforce what you consider to be “correct.”
News item: Protesters advocating premature reopening staunchly oppose the basic biology of viral transmission.
Shelter and support the houseless I would like to thank Supervisor Steve Madrone for suggesting that the county establish homeless encampments on county property. This proposal is one of the best ideas I have heard, and I’m disappointed that his suggestion was not taken up by the board. Arcata has established just such a…