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Fighting violence with violence achieves nothing

It’s safe to say Berkeley barely survived this past weekend. What was originally a scheduled opportunity for “alt-right” groups to spew hate and harassment became a symphonic outcry of liberal resistance dominating the pianissimo turnout of the “alt-right.” Yet the grand demonstration of “Berkeley Stands United Against Hate” was undermined by Antifa’s violent, discordant contribution to the progressive cause.
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Senate Bill 630 will protect those standing against hate

East Bay communities have been resoundingly clear: racist, anti-semitic, homophobic and other hate motivated acts are not welcome. It’s heartening to see that same message growing across the country –from last week’s Boston rally to the CEOs who resigned from President Trump’s commissions. Self-identified white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups have
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When white supremacists flood the city, Berkeley should not back down

CITY AFFAIRS: Ahead of alt-right rally, Christ fails to acknowledge the way white supremacists co-opt "free speech," and the city unfairly advises people to "stay away."

Berkeley is a magnet for white supremacists who exploit its history and clickbait name for their hateful fight. Community members shouldn’t have to watch Martin Luther King Jr. Way turn into a war zone. But recent events show how a bloodbath can be avoided, and it’s not by staying away.
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Christ’s ‘Free Speech Year’ proposal is insensitive

A few years ago, I won a writing contest that was sponsored by a bar named after a famous male author known for his alcoholism and chauvinism. My story was a flash fiction piece written from the perspective of an alcoholic, chauvinistic male author. I was not at all surprised
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Racism is lingering, #blacklivesmatter is here to stay

Black people: I am speaking specifically to you. When I say — think — breathe #blacklivesmatter, I think of the nebulons my ancestors have transcended to get my body to where it is today. My literal atoms have been passed on to me by generations before me, that, not even
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