Category Archives: Racism

Discrimination against people of color

My adventures in animal rights activism

[Image: Pax  at their “Vegan Information Station” at the Free Farm Stand, August 2014.]

Today’s post on Medium, “My adventures in animal rights activism“, is about my experiences participating in vegan and animal rights activism, including DxE (which I left in 2015).

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Becoming a black man in America

[Image: Self-portrait of the author on the fourth anniversary of their first testosterone shot, January 3, 2018.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Becoming a black man in America“, expresses the concerns and fears I’ve faced as I’ve transitioned to male while becoming increasingly aware of violence and discrimination against black men in the USA. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive drafts.

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Nation of immigrants

[Image: Protesters march behind a banner reading “Stop All Deportations!”]

Today’s post on Medium, “Nation of immigrants“, is about last week’s protest of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in San Francisco. This story is unlocked, so everyone can read it; please share if you like it.

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Show up for black and brown trans women

[Image: Tanesh Nutall stands with Isa Noyola, Deputy Director of the Transgender Law Center, at a rally outside San Francisco City Hall.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Show up for black and brown trans women“, is about yesterday’s Transgender Law Center rally and press conference for Tanesh Nutall, who was discriminated against by a San Francisco city employee. This story is unlocked, so everyone can read it; please share if you like it.

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Documenting the resistance

[Image: Protesters fill United Nations Plaza at dusk.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Documenting the resistance“, revisits my year of protest photos. This story is unlocked, so everyone can read it; please share if you like it.

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When a dog whistle becomes a siren

[Image: Sit-in on Market Street in San Francisco during a protest against racist police violence, July 2016.]

Today’s post on Medium, “When a dog whistle becomes a siren“, is about the shithole that is the Trump administration, and those who are complicit in its support of white supremacy. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive drafts.

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Dairy: White Lies

[Image: Harvey, a calf at Preetirang Sanctuary.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Dairy: White Lies“, is an updated version of an article I wrote criticizing the promotion of cow’s milk to people of color, most of whom are lactose intolerant – or as the Food Empowerment Project correctly puts it, “lactose normal”. This story is unlocked, so everyone can read it; please share if it resonates with you.

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Fire and Fury: A review from the margins

[Image: Anti-Trump protesters march through San Francisco’s Castro district, November 13, 2016.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Fire and Fury: A review from the margins“,  is a review of the new book by Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, from the point of view of a marginalized US-American. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive drafts.

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Conflicted thoughts on Thanksgiving

[Image: An activist at a Stand with Standing Rock rally in San Francisco holds a sign reading “Protect the Sacred”.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Conflicted thoughts on Thanksgiving“, is about reconciling the celebration of the holiday with the continued oppression of marginalized humans and the killing of animals. Please follow me on Medium if you aren’t doing so already, thanks.

Freedom to oppress: Berkeley’s civil war

[Image: Protesters, led by Sunsara Taylor of Refuse Fascism, kneel with raised signs and fists.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Freedom to oppress: Berkeley’s civil war“, has photos and thoughts on freedom of speech and Berkeley Free Speech Week. My full set of photos from Sunday’s protest in Berkeley is on Flickr; some are also on Wikimedia Commons, alongside photos from other contributors. Please credit me as Pax Ahimsa Gethen if you use any of my photos, thanks.

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