Monthly Archives: October 2012

Misinformed and Racist Comments on the PeeDee website. Shocking!

This article came out today, updating the public about the Spanish immersion school that SR City Schools will be opening next August.  (Yours truly is quoted!) The comments from the public are frustrating and disappointing, but not surprising.  The racist … Continue reading

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Mitakuye Oyasin

Russell Means has walked on. Why do I admire Russell Means? He was terribly flawed, yes, but last time I checked, that’s what it is to be human. MLK, Jr and César Chávez weren’t saints either. One thing all three … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tías

My little girls are now aunties. Their oldest brother, Danny, and his lovely wife Adriana, just welcomed Alyssa Kenya into the world on Friday night. She was 5.7 lbs and 19 inches. Mama and baby are doing fine and will … Continue reading

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Precinct Walking (or is it almost November 6th?)

Went full tilt boogie in precinct walking this weekend. Started Saturday morning at the Santa Rosa CTA offices, with a bunch of other like-minded teachers and union peeps. North Bay Labor Council, firefighters, police officers, letter carriers, CSEA, Operating Engineers … Continue reading

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Interview on Women’s Spaces

This is my interview from last month on Women’s Spaces with Elaine Holtz.

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No Rest in the Fight Against Stupidity and Racism

Someone posted this link on my facebook page. High School Pep Rally’s Racist Display. Apparently the pep rally kids thought it would whip the student body into a frenzy for the home team by donning black face and doing a … Continue reading

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The Gap Backs Down

A few days ago, a Gap tee was brought to my attention. It said “Manifest Destiny” on the front. I was appalled. In case you don’t remember 8th grade history class, Manifest Destiny was coined by journalist John O’Sullivan, who … Continue reading

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