Mark Vorpahl Weeks after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey has announced that his killer, George Zimmerman, will be charged with second degree murder. Though originally allowed to walk scot free without any charges, Zimmerman is now behind bars. It is hard to think of another case that has swung so [...]
Jack Heyman Some say this country has entered a post racial period with the election of the first African American president. Yet, the New Year’s Day killing of Oscar Grant III by BART police was protested in Oakland by thousands who saw the shooting as racially motivated. And this month, in Woodland (Yolo County), two [...]
A Statement by Workers Action The Experience of Race The scourge of racism pervades our society, even as we step into the 21st century, although not in the blatant form of past decades. Vicious racists now feel somewhat compelled to restrain themselves, although with exceptions, and the more mild versions of racism are not so [...]
Cindy Sheehan Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies—or else? The chain reaction of evil—hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars—must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.