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Language about Tacoma is racially coded and problematic

By Casey O’Brien Our language about Tacoma is coded — and it is a problem. A friend of a friend of mine who is from Seattle was chatting with me recently about Tacoma. What she had to say didn’t shock me, but it did disappoint me. “Tacoma’s dangerous. It has such a drug and gang problem. It’s sketchy. And it smells bad.” From someone educated and, I thought, fairly progressive, it was saddening to me that she saw my adopted home this way. A friend of mine from high school...
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Seattle sues Trump to halt citizenship question on census

By Jackie Sedley The City of Seattle announced on Tuesday that it will be suing the Trump administration in an attempt to halt the addition of a question regarding citizenship status to the 2020 census. Questions regarding citizenship have not appeared on a nationwide census since 1950, which alludes to the lack of societal progression guiding this addition. In accordance with the United States Constitution, the government is required to count the number of people residing within the United States every 10 years. This data is used primarily to determine...
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