Oppressed Oppressors and Fixer-Uppers

Gentrifier Narcissism seldom thinks about things like how to make a neighborhood work both for those who were there before (also known as “other people”–Google it.) and for new arrivals.

Threat. Danger. Trump.

If you’re supporting Trump, this is what you’re for, what you want done to people, what you want done to this country and the world.

Diagnosis: Human

Is clinical illness now the only human condition for which we’re allowed to show compassion?

Protecting Radical You

There is probably not a person among us, regardless of political stripe, who does not favor immediate or incremental radical change of something.

Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

…it keeps resources from being directed toward the most serious and violent of crimes. It, in particular, leaves the vast law-abiding majorities of people in communities of color without effective protection from more serious crime.

Joyce Maynard, Parenting, and Pies

It was the days before the internet, though, which meant that, without a trip to Portland or the name of the author, I didn’t stand much chance of tracking down the column.

A Primer on Education in These United States

Hyper-local funding means that public schools serving affluent communities are lavishly resourced, while schools in poor areas with smaller local tax bases get next to nothing in funding.

Preparing Yourself and Your Community for Disaster

If you or your family must remain in an affected area, or return shortly after disaster, you should be prepared to be completely self-sufficient with no infrastructure for at least three days, and for as long as several weeks.