Author: Erik Loomis

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One frustration I have with our racial politics is how we rightfully talk about repression of Black communities but don’t connect it well with the Latino community, which is not only the nation’s largest minority community but also faces the exact same problems, including police repression. As Tucson reminds us: It was another gruesome video […]
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Ah Toy

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On June 25, 2020
Fascinating and excellent essay about Ah Toy, the Chinese brothel madam in Gold Rush San Francisco, and the anti-Asian racism that impacted her long life in California. An excerpt: In time, however, operating in the San Francisco sex trade became more and more fraught for the pioneering Ah Toy. More Chinese immigrants began arriving in […]
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Companies are rushing to get behind Black Lives Matter. But what does it mean when they promote a culture of racism? That’s especially true of the tech bro companies like Facebook that allow Republican operatives to be gatekeepers on political content. Several weeks ago, as protests erupted across the nation in response to the police […]
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