Black Lives Matter

And so does Oregon’s history of racism

Philando Castile, Alton Sterling. And before them Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland. Those are among the names we know, whose cases in the last three years came to media attention because a video of their deaths went viral or the protests were loud enough to finally draw the lens of the media.  Black Lives Matter.  For many, the knee-jerk response to that is, “All Lives Matter.”  Continue reading