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Final paper for Decolonized English class by Ziair Hughes
 

 

Presence, Prayer & Procession of the Housed for the Unhoused

As I looked up at a bus stop on my route home, I recall thinking about the choice I had in that moment to show up or plead exhaustion and go home. Home. I have a home. The irony that I was choosing between going back to the comfort of my house or to a rally explicitly for the housed to show up for the unhoused is more obvious to me now.

Shots Fired

She took shifts sitting by both her son's sides after they both were shot and almost murdered by a lone police officer in Olympia Washington.

As she sat at her son's hospital bed sides she heard on the news of what happened. The news blasted the radio traffic call the officer had made to dispatch about the shooting that late evening/early morning when he shot both her sons.

Gavin Newsom’s Fight against Homelessness

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that he is creating a task force to tackle the steady-rising issue of homelessness.

Pro Choice is Pro Life

Hundreds of  pro-choice rallies were held across the nation, including on the steps of the supreme court in opposition to politicians who are tightening the vice-grip on the already restricted abortion laws.

Hate With A Gun

Hate with a gun was the primary tactic used when this country was stolen from the Natives of the land and it is clear from the “history” books that this infection has no cure in sight.

Bank of Community Reparations

Community Reparations is a concept launched by Lisa tiny Gray-Garcia and is rooted in the notion of Interdependence. It is meant to be a healing medicine of resistance to the lie of independence and the separation nation, which encourages the violent act of looking away from people who are poor or unhoused. Community Reparations instructs us all to resist capitalism’s normalizing of separateness and “success” through land-stealing and wealth-hoarding.

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