Monday, June 28, 2021

CRITICAL RACE THEORY ISN'T THAT COMPLICATED

 Critical Race Theory isn't that complicated. It's simply saying that we have a set of laws... that don't always get applied across the board equally. Seriously. It's that simple.

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If you're looking for a good book that explains how the systematic exclusion of people of color was made possible under the law you can read Ira Katznelson's book, When Affirmative Action Was White



- Mark

Thursday, March 25, 2021

BAKERSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT-COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Since July 2020, I’ve served as a co-chair - with colleagues Traco Matthews, Dr. Michael Burroughs, and NaTesha Kindred Johnson - of the Bakersfield Police Department's (BPD) reform initiative. Over the past six months we've been working with a dedicated team of 26 community-minded individuals, broken up into four committees.


Made up of four committees and a team of 26 dedicated community-minded individuals, we officially submitted our report and its recommendations to the Bakersfield (California's 7th largest city) City Council and the BPD this past Friday (March 19). The reform and trust-building process is just beginning.

The Bakersfield Police Department-Community Collaborative report-recommendations can be found by clicking here.

- Mark

Thursday, March 11, 2021

FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

 You can access and read "For the People Act" (H.R.1) by clicking here, but this is what the bill does in a nutshell...


- Mark

Sunday, March 7, 2021

THE ECONOMICS OF POVERTY; YEAH, IT'S A CHOICE

The economics of poverty. It's not rocket science. It's a choice.

Walmart has chosen to dump the survivability of its workers on to the American taxpayer. In the past it was called "poor relief" in the name of parish serfdom; today it's called "food stamps" in the name of corporate welfare.



- Mark