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California Slaves

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On January 24, 2020
Remember, when we talk about slavery in this nation, we need to center California as a major slave state. San Bernardino’s early success rested on a pair of seemingly incongruous forces: Mormonism and slavery. In 1851, some 450 Latter-day Saints — Mormons — were sent by their church from Utah to establish a colony in […]
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On September 23, 2002, California governor Gray Davis signed the California Family Rights Act, the first paid family leave law in American history. This relatively small but still significant increase in the American safety net is a symbol of just how limited the American welfare state is and how difficult it is to even come […]
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On March 21, 1866, California passed An Act for the Suppression of Chinese Houses of Ill Fame, an anti-prostitution measure that stood in for a larger anti-Chinese sentiment in that state that would lead to the Chinese Exclusion Act sixteen years later and was part and parcel with a larger project that lasted over a […]
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Avocado Toast for All!

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On June 1, 2018
The kids are alright. 👀Among teenagers *pre-registered* to vote in California, only 9.44% have chosen to register as Republicans. https://t.co/XZ0M40Kzwv — James Lambert (@hellofasandwich) June 1, 2018 Evidently, it’s about 50% independent and 35% Democratic. I will take it. And here I thought all the kidz were good was feckless spending on avocado toast. Share
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