3:48 PM yesterday
commented on Does Seattle Need 200 More Police? The View from the Police vs. the View from One Local Police Abolitionist:
Unfortunately, the city's police abolitionists don't all live together in one neighborhood (nor would they be content with a zero-policing policy applied only to themselves, but that's a separate problem).
The vast majority of Rainier Valley residents, like the vast majority in the rest of the city's neighborhoods, wants more police presence, not less.
Ansel picked a single representative of the police abolishment advocates, which is a little weird in and of itself-- there have to be at least a couple more of these fringe radicals out there who would be willing to give him a quote. That single person could have been from any neighborhood, but this is the one Ansel picked.
commented on Portland May Be Less Diverse than Salt Lake City
That disparity arises in the education system, not the workplace.
Go get drinks with someone in your company's HR department sometime. You'll find they compete fiercely for black or female programmers/engineers; there isn't some secret flood of underrepresented applicants getting systematically ignored.
commented on Public Schools Superintendent Candidate Erin Jones Tries to Have it Both Ways on Race, Too
It seems like Ansel doesn't understand what "tokenism" means at all.
Being the first minority member of this or that group isn't tokenism.
Tokenism is when a group or organization, like a newspaper or legislature, accepts or endorses only a single representative of a minority, while claiming to be inclusive.
Is The Stranger engaging in tokenism in its election endorsements? Honest question, I don't pay close attention to them, myself.