The use of the word ‘ghetto’ has evolved. If its use is prohibited from further evolution, then it forever will remain as a demeaning reference to the circumstances of a group of people living in a defined location.
Op-ed: Preserve public safety — Do not tie undergrounding utilities to disaster preparedness
Disaster preparedness and undergrounding utilities have become campaign issues in the District 6 Council race because the incumbent, Susan Wengraf, put “Improving Public Safety” at the top of her list of accomplishments and said she improved public safety because she “initiated a plan to underground all utilities in Berkeley to make streets safe for evacuation”. However, […]
Op-ed: Black, brown, red, white, yellow and mixed race lives matter in Berkeley
Demonstrators recently have taken to the streets of Berkeley to assert that #BlackLivesMatter. I have good news. Black and all other lives already matter to the people of Berkeley including the BPD. Here’s how I know. My brother died on the Berkeley Pier on January 26, 2013. Civilian first-responders saw him fall to the pier […]