Category: In Brown Type

A brief history of walls being used as political tools

On New Year’s Day, the southern state of Kerala in India experienced a never-before-seen phenomenon. Pledging and demanding gender equality,…

1 week ago

Demographic evolution recognizes that ethnic identities are fluid, multi-faceted

Since I first started this column almost two years ago, I am often asked by readers, what’s with the name?…

4 weeks ago

When it comes to marriage, SF lags behind other big cities

“I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago,” wrote former First Lady…

1 month ago

Homeless and undocumented: Different sides of the same coin

In his Pulitzer prize winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in…

2 months ago

The City earns a mixed report card for the midterm elections

The day after the 2018 midterm elections, my social media feeds and inbox emails registered an unusual spike in exultant…

2 months ago

Migrant caravan from Central America pressing forward despite all odds

As I watch and read about the caravan from Central America making its way northward, I’m reminded of a poem…

3 months ago

Won’t you save me San Francisco?

There are often two conflicting stories that are equally true. We’ve all seen these word bites of late: Growth and…

3 months ago

Fear surrounds Trump’s proposed changes to benefits policy for immigrants

In the drive to lower immigration numbers, the Trump administration has come up with a new way to deter and…

4 months ago