I have tried having this discussion about ‘Guys’ and ‘Dudes’ with progressives across a spectrum of gender identities in Berkeley and gotten roundly slammed. Hard to believe I know.
Using the N-Word in describing the accurate narrative of a racist event should not be a cause for termination or forced resignation. The corporation that does so is practicing the sophistry of Polite White Supremacy.
“We envision a mixed-income transit village for the BART station with a thriving Flea Market, a greenway with parks and bike lanes, housing for all — especially our lowest-income residents — and slow streets made safe for our elders, children, drivers, transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.
By narrowing Adeline Street to two lanes in front of Ashby BART station, Berkeley can build a public plaza for the Flea Market — a Berkeley institution that must be permanently preserved and strengthened. Narrowing Adeline Street from Ward to MLK will not only free up public community space at the BART station; it will also allow significant pedestrian and bicycle improvements along the entire corridor AND creation of a new.”