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Gentrification - Thy Name Is Seattle

Cross-posted at Voice of the Migrant.

Usually when the term "heritage" pops up in the public sphere, it's highly conservative. It's not something that you would connect with the region that once boasted the second highest membership of Black Panthers in the country. That is exactly what is being done with one public awareness campaign in Seattle, Washington, however:

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Seattle Alternative Newspaper The Stranger Pulls No Punches

Here is their upcoming cover attached.

Can someone shed some light on what they're going for? Why are George Wallace and Malcolm X included in this hit list?

 

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How "The Dark Knight" Helps

Cross-posted at Deschamps.

For all sorts of reasons personal and other, I never feel comfortable commenting on the wake of tragedy. Perhaps that's a mistake, as without proper absorption these things can just be forgotten and not learned from.

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How "The Dark Knight" Can Help Us Cope

For all sorts of reasons personal and other, I never feel comfortable commenting on the wake of tragedy. Perhaps that's a mistake, as without proper absorption these things can just be forgotten and not learned from.

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Autism Awareness In Higher Education

I tend to post more than a few articles about autism on Facebook. I figure that most decent people won't find these controversial and might even have something compassionate and enduring to say. Wrong. One Facebook associate posted on my wall that he thought autism was a "fad" and that while "there might be some actual autistic people," it was largely a concoction.

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The Poor Man's Blues

We are stardust makes some strong points on attitudes toward wealth redistribution:

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