Tag Archives: racism

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

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

Meeting on racism and safety unites Arcata

Humboldt State University HSU – In an effort to address diversity and inclusion in the community, City of Arcata officials, Humboldt State community members, and representatives of local businesses and nonprofits have come together to develop concrete plans for making Arcata a safer and more welcoming environment. Invited by Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher and

Mad River Current for Thursday, July 27: Racism acknowledged, lighthouse to be moved

McKMAC to discuss racism Weirdness abounds. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee wasn’t scheduled to discuss racism last night. Rather, it was scheduled to discuss whether to discuss racism at a future meeting. Committee Chair Ben Shepherd didn’t think that the topic of racism fell under the county advisory committee’s purview, but the public disagreed and

McKinleyville agrees to discuss racism

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – After a lengthy public hearing, the McKinleyville advisory committee voted unanimously tonight, July 26 to discuss the issue of racism at an upcoming meeting. Seven committee members, all of them white and all but one of them male, made the decision after listening to testimony from members of

Mad River Current for Wednesday, July 26: McKMAC to discuss racism, town center, hear about McKinleyville crime

To discuss, or not discuss, racism The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee won’t be discussing racism at tonight’s meeting. Instead, it will discuss whether it should discuss racism. The committee meets at 6 p.m. in the Middle School Conference Center at  2285 Central Ave. As detailed in this article, committee member Craig Tucker has been trying to

McKinleyville looks at racism

UPDATE: Article has been corrected to show that Ben Shepherd refused to put Craig Tucker’s request to take a position on the rent control measure because he thought it was outside the committee’s purview, not because rent control itself was outside the committee’ purview. Editor’s note: The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee was scheduled to discuss the topic

Pepper spray victim in fatal mêlée

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA — Kyle Castillo, a College of the Redwoods student, was one of the indirect targets of an alleged pepper spray attack that reportedly led to the murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson. Castillo was at an afterparty on April 14 to 15 at a house on

Arcata’s vice-mayor deplores racism’s role in killing

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – Days after the murder of a black Humboldt State University undergraduate, Arcata Vice-Mayor Sofia Pereira issued an unsparing condemnation. “We cannot continue to ignore the systemic and cultural racism that exists in our community,” she declared at the opening of last week’s regular Arcata City Council meeting. “While