The untold story of Seattle’s racist mayor

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The legacy of the Civil War is in the news. The debate over the Confederate flag in South Carolina brought up reminders that the rebel banner flies along I-5 in Washington in a private park dedicated to Jefferson Davis. A Confederate veteran’s memorial on Capitol Hill has been vandalized and a local group is calling for its removal. One hundred and fifty years after the war’s end, we are learning that our region was not untouched by the conflict or its politics, and that issues of race are still unresolved and infuse our present-day politics.

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City Poised to Crack Down on Ex-Cops for Hire

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City Poised to Crack Down on Ex-Cops for Hire
By Seattle Weekly Casey Jaywork Thu., Aug 20 2015 at 09:49AM

In Seattle, retired cops can get special permission to keep on carrying their badges with the full force of law. The problem: since they’re not city employees, they’re not subject to regular discipline—they exist in a legal no-man’s-land, like Guantanamo Bay or medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Gems of Seattle’s International District

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Gems of Seattle’s International District
Posted on August 21, 2015 | By Emily Muirhead

Chinese immigrants began arriving in Seattle in the mid-19th century, many of whom worked as dock workers on the waterfront. A wave of Japanese immigrants soon followed towards the end of the century and helped to carve out a niche in Seattle where Asian cultures could thrive mostly free from racial discrimination.

Known as the International District, this bustling, vibrant neighborhood adjacent to Pioneer Square contains countless restaurants, shops for tea, trinkets and art. It’s home to many Asian immigrant families. Composed of Chinatown, Japantown, a Vietnamese Little Saigon and Filipino areas as well, the culturally rich “ID” has become an important hub in the Pacific Northwest for Asian-American life.

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NORM “FAKE MUSEUM” RICE’S “WEED AND SEED”

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NORM “FAKE MUSEUM” RICE’S “WEED AND SEED” ETHNNIC CLEANSING / GENTRIFICATION PROGRAM BRINGS UNPRECEDENT MURDERS AND GUN VIOLENCE TO AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT??? DO “BLACK” LIVES, BLACK INSTITUTIONS (LIBERTY BANK, AFRICAN MUSEUM, SOIC, CENTRAL AREA SCHOOL COUNCIL, CAMP) AND BLACK BUSINESSES IN MATTER IN SEATTLE??? “PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING” (STATISTICS)
BERNIE, PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH AND THEN COME BACK TO “LIBERAL” SEATTLE AND GIVE YOUR REPORT ON THE EXISTANCE (OR LACK THERE OF) OF BLACK INSTITUTIONS, BLACK BUSINESSES (PARTICULARLY BLACK GATHERING PLACES LIKE NIGHT CLUBS, BARS AND MUSIC / ENTERTAINMENT VENUES) IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COUNTY???
BY THE WAY BERNIE, DID YOU KNOW THAT THE “WHITE” MEDIA CLAIMS SEATTLE’S BLACK COMMUNITY (AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT) BLACK POPULATION IS PROJECTED TO BE REDUCED FROM 80% IN 1975 TO LESS THAN 10% IN 2025??? FURTHER MORE THEY CLAIM MARTIN LUTHER KING COUNTY IS THE “WHITEST” MAJOR COUNTY IN AMERICA (ARYAN NATION)??? BERNIE PLEASE HURRY BACK AND BRING QUEEN CLINTON AND DONALD F/DUCK WITH YOU WITH THEIR RESEARCH ON BLACKS (AFRICANS IN AMERICA) IN SEATTLE, “THE MOST LIBERAL (OR WAS IT PROGRESIVE) CITY DDDD” (MINUS ITS OWN / HAVE NOTHING BLACK FOLKS)???
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT AND CHINATOWN / INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT OTHER CHINATOWN DOES NOT “INTEGRATE WITH “WHITES” OR “BLACKS”??? Omari Tahir-Garrett, VIETNAM VETERAN, WORLD TRAVELER, HISTORY TEACHER AT HORACE MANN BLACK ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (1972-1974), AND CANDIDATE FOR SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL
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A New Use for Horace Mann (and it’s not for Garfield)

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A New Use for Horace Mann (and it’s not for Garfield)
From the Central District news, word on what is happening to Nova’s old building, the Horace Mann building:

The 100-year-old Horace Mann building at 2410 East Cherry is preparing to begin a new life as home for an education pilot project for Seattle teens who have dropped out of school but want to get back on track. When starting new things, it’s always nice to fix yourself up a little. This weekend, a small Pacific Northwest army of volunteers will report for duty on East Cherry to lend their elbow grease to a $100,000 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods grant awarded for cleaning up the mothballed school.

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SDOT to make Pan-African themed crosswalks in Central District permanent

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By Henry Rosoff
SEATTLE — The Seattle Department of Transportation will work to make the Pan-African themed sidewalks in the Central District permanent.

A group painted the crosswalks red, green and black to celebrate neighborhood pride, but in doing so created an unsafe walking situation because the paint does not reflect light well.

Crews will be using white reflective construction tape to make the Central District crosswalks more visible, while a permanent design is developed in the coming weeks. The tape will go around the current paint job, not cover it up.

“I really love it. I think it’s a great historic marker for the neighborhood,” one woman said after finding out the design would be made permanent.