Saturday, May 26, 2018

This is So Portlandia

5/26/18 New York Times:
In Portland, Ore., organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend.
Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event, which was held on Monday, to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues and plan potential action.
A mostly white city in an overwhelmingly white state where there were never any slaves.

2 comments:

Anthony said...

A state in which blacks were unconstitutional until 1934.
Related:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11031-017-9601-2 (Free to download. From Springer!)

Clayton Cramer said...

Knew that. Guy who made it happen tried to do the same to California and he is why California has no RKBA in its state constitution.