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[24 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Play Ignites Discussion of Race at Berkeley High | ]

By Will Jason
By the time “Yellowjackets” closed Oct. 19 at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, the play helped raised more than $6,000 for the cash-strapped high school newspaper, the Berkeley High Jacket. But while the play—which follows a racial controversy involving the Jacket 14 years ago—helped to solve the newspaper’s financial crisis, it also brought to light a more persistent challenge that continues to face the paper today.
Set at Berkeley High School in 1994, the play follows the boycott of the Jacket by a group of minority students and teachers after …

Oakland, Wild Card »

[24 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Casey Miner  A rally in support of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in California, turned ugly as supporters of the measure taunted passersby and counter-demonstrators near Lake Merritt in Oakland.
The demonstrators yelled slurs like “faggot,” according to several people who said they were harassed. Some said they were pushed, poked, and hit with signs by aggressive demonstrators.