In an inaugural address at the University of St. Andrews in 1867, British philosopher John Stuart Mill said, “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” It may be recalled that out of the estimated
In the past, many of my students at Alyeska Central School, the former state correspondence school based in Juneau, and my students at the University of Alaska Southeast, asked me three essential sociological questions: How do you define ethnicity and race?
Alaska Black Caucus is organizing a “March on Alaska” to coincide with the 57th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. “Instigated from the protest movement
People are getting shamed and marginalized for simply stating, “All lives matter.” Affirming the value of all humankind is now seen as taking the air out of the Black Lives Matter protests as Grant Napear, a 32-year NBA announcer found out recently when
The Juneau Assembly is set to discuss a list of demands from protesters who want to reshape the Juneau Police Department. The June 22 Assembly meeting will include discussion of demands issued at the June 6 Black Lives Matter protest in Juneau, and additional
Police officers in Alaska and around the country have been under close scrutiny over the past few weeks. The death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis has stirred outrage across the nation. This isn’t the first time a black man has suffered unjustly at the
The City and Borough of Juneau will get an earful during a listening session on racism, policing and myriad other social justice issues tonight. The June 17 online meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will include senior police staff and elected officials from the
The Palmer City Council’s June 9 meeting included more than two hours of public testimony, mostly in support of Police Chief Dwayne Shelton who was placed on administrative leave with pay last month following the discovery of certain social media comments
Just hours after repeatedly warning Anchorage to social distance and avoid large gatherings, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz disregarded his months-long mantra and joined a massive Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Anchorage on June 5. Standing
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