|Photo of BLM protest May 2020. The chalk reads, "No lives matter till Black Lives Matter." Seen in the photo is Bruce Anderson, former Marinwood CSD Director and moderator for Lucas Valley/Marinwood NextDoor. Photo courtesy MarinIJ.com|
I was cancelled from Lucas Valley/Marinwood NextDoor today for the following post:
I disagree that there is a lot of overt racism in our community. I feel the racism exists in cultural insensitivity and laws meant to favor some over others. It is important to identify and discuss it as a community. So many have a good heart in this community and want fairness for all people. Let's make positive change.
The original post was about the policy to ban renting Marinwood Community Center community rooms to "outsiders" after several board members complained about "loud Mexican Music" and public safety incidents. Most of our rentals were to the Latino community for birthdays, weddings and quinceaneras. Similar celebrations like the "Art and Wine Festival" were left untouched. This is clearly a racist policy since it affects only one community. Many agree. Some people want to turn their back on institutional racism and censor those who dare speak about it.
write firstname.lastname@example.org to reinstate fair and respectful discussions WITHOUT CENSORSHIP.