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Speak With Care
Language matters. This My Shot reflects on a popular former opinion piece which discussed new residents avoiding being an “invasive species,” and why, historically and looking toward a brighter future, we need to avoid such characterization.
The Chinese Question
Racism toward Chinese people runs deep in Truckee’s history, which is a direct through-line to today’s ramp-up in anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes. This My Shot addresses how we have to be vigilant against this continued threat.
Passing for White in Tahoe
It’s no secret that Tahoe is white when covered in snow and White overwhelmingly in demographics; this My Shot describes one Black resident’s thoughts on passing as White in the region.
Firestorms Don’t Heal Societal Divides
Last Friday, Truckee Police Chief Robert Leftwich retired. He was basically run out of office last month. To us, our community missed the mark.
Schools, Parents, and Racism
Do schools have an obligation to address racism directly? Absolutely, says one family who dealt with school and racism personally, through comments made by their own son.
I’m Not Racist, But …
Growing up a child of mixed ethnicity in rural Utah made Truckee local Darrah Vaughan no stranger to overt racism, but when she moved to the Tahoe/Truckee region she experienced more subtle forms of racism that could hurt even worse, like tokenism.
Not Being Racist is Not Enough
The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 sent shockwaves of outrage and protests across the country. A local white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement shares her views on why just being not racist isn’t enough.
California District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock Responds to Trump’s Tweets
Republicans and Democrats alike have been making headlines by reacting to Trump's tweets apparently singling out four female freshman House congresswomen of color (or for not reacting); local District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock's speech on the issue falls mostly in support of the president's remarks.