In a suburb just outside of Dallas, and to the disbelief of many - straight and LGBTQ- across the country, a transgender mural is painted on the side of a tattoo and piercing shop. The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, displaying an image of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (our foresisters) of the Stonewall Riots.
America continues to struggle with its battle against white racism. However, what’s not addressed is the internalized racism people of color struggle with too - consciously and unconsciously. And, it’s called “colorism” or “intraracism."
On Wednesday Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won City Council approval of a new emergency ordinance that will protect the quality of life in neighborhoods and address the proliferation of people living in unsafe conditions in vehicles.
My father, a devout Catholic man from Mexico, and my mother, a Jewish woman raised by Orthodox parents whose family left Russia and Austria respectively to escape persecution and death, each explained to me as a young person the discrimination I would face because my life encompassed these inherited identities.
Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won unanimous City Council approval for new regulations for the dockless mobility industry that require companies to obtain permits and comply with new rules aimed at improving safety, such as limiting speeds in certain public spaces and staging the devices in designated corrals.