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Re: “What East Bay Trivia Nights Say About Our Collective Knowledge (or Lack Thereof) of Non-White History and Culture

Well, duh, Cutty Sark.
I think you need to be a certain age to know that one, not a certain color.
If you want diversity in your trivia, come to the THERE reading series at the Octopus Literary Salon on the third Friday of each month. Our LitQuiz is always a balanced mix of questions about authors and books, including men, women, living, dead, of all races, colors, etc. I try really, really hard to mix the current and the classic. And our lineup of readers is as diverse as they come. Mostly women, many of color. I'm often the only straight white guy on the bill. But most importantly, it's fun. Check us out!
One more point: you need diversity on your team, too, if you want to have an enjoyable trivia night. A team of all white guys in their 50s probably won't get any of the hiphop questions. A team of all miillennials of color probably won't ace a test given by a white guy of 50.

Posted by SovernNation on 08/04/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “What East Bay Trivia Nights Say About Our Collective Knowledge (or Lack Thereof) of Non-White History and Culture

Would that be Cutty Sark? I'd be glad to the token strategic white girl on a trivia team. I can cover the WASP and Jewish realms, European history, geography, pre-Millennial celebs and more!

Posted by Keira Williams on 08/04/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “What East Bay Trivia Nights Say About Our Collective Knowledge (or Lack Thereof) of Non-White History and Culture

I think it might just be easier at this point to make a list of what's NOT racist.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 08/04/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “What East Bay Trivia Nights Say About Our Collective Knowledge (or Lack Thereof) of Non-White History and Culture

This article brings up an interesting issue: what should the questions actually reflect? Should it be the demographics of the USA? Of Oakland? Of the people at the particular bar?

Posted by Tommy Katz on 08/03/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Fear and Loathing in (the New) Oakland

The American dream of freedom. Is it really dead? Let's see ...

LBGT people are enjoying the hell out of their new freedoms. Immigrants driven here from their original countries are enjoying the hell out of their new freedoms. Black people are free to push back against racist police for the first time since the police killed off the Panthers. Unions are free to challenge the paternalism of Musk, one of the world's richest men in one of the world's richest communities. Women politicians are free to stand up against the craziest, meanest misogynist president we've had in memory. Even whacko ranchers denying federal jurisdiction over federal lands are enjoying their freedom to intimidate federal marshalls.

I'd say our freedoms are pretty much intact. Defending them is a never-ending struggle against the forces of evil, but so far we're hanging tough.

Posted by Mike Bradley on 07/30/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Fear and Loathing in (the New) Oakland

What's so strange about Oakland is that while parts of it is gentrifying and developing rapidly, others parts languish in squalor. There is still plenty of poverty and "hoodlums, brawlers, teenage gangs and racial tension" in Oakland.

Posted by Nathan Kayhan on 07/30/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Let’s Play Considers Fun as an Act of Joyous Rebellion at Pro Arts Gallery

It was a great event. I was honored to be a part of this exhibition n't contributing an audio story from my childhood growing up in Oakland.

Posted by Dera R Jones Williams on 07/28/2017 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Fear and Loathing in (the New) Oakland

Goodbye Raiders, don't let the door hit in you in the butt on the way out. You've sucked Oakland dry for far too long.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 07/27/2017 at 10:06 AM

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Posted by Jillian Fink on 07/24/2017 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Counseling Carnivores with Will Tuttle

eating or cooking vegetables - that are aLIVE!!! biting them!!! can't you hear them screaming!!!?
Livestock raised in correct farming practices are not the great polluters of reputation.
How about all the poisons put onto the land to grow the produce! in this raped land! We need to farm other ways! Many farms. Many opera houses and health clinics and homes next to many farms farmed sensibly - You need to learn what that is - sensible farming. normaha@pacbell.net

Posted by NormaJFHarrison on 07/23/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Counseling Carnivores with Will Tuttle

mean meat eaters - like all those tribes of people - particularly in northern latitudes - but all over the world - all those mean people !!!!? who weren't particularly mean until moralizers came along to say they all are!!! I don't think so. People needing to find a way to scold other people, to tell other people that they - the discoverers of this or that 'bad' behavior - are above those bad behave-ers - like school teachers, and preachers-priests. We need to stop creating that class of people - normaha@pacbell.net

Posted by NormaJFHarrison on 07/23/2017 at 7:24 PM

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