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Anti-homeless prejudice is thriving in Berkeley

People who are homeless come from all walks of life. Many are working or trying to work and have served in the military. But some housed residents just assume the homeless are lazy or are parasites.

Why Berkeley’s newest street name should honor an Asian American

Asian Americans make up 20% of the city, but you would never know it if you saw the names on our streets, parks and schools. The renaming of a tiny downtown street presents the opportunity to start to change that.

Calling out an offensive word in a play title leads to changes

I am grateful that after hearing complaints, a playwright with a show at the Marsh Berkeley took out a racial epithet — that has been used derogatorily to refer to Japanese Americans — from the name of his play.