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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UC Berkeley budget problems stem from state pressure

Campus issues: Revenue generation in Christ’s budget relies too heavily on benevolence and charity

Carol Christ has a clear philanthropy vision. In the Christ Administration’s budget for 2017–18, Christ and her team envision a campus in which donations are a primary source of revenue. Indeed, revenue generation was bandied about during the lead-up to the new budget. The plan reveals that revenue makes up
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