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Black student union members call for change with walk out, letter to district board

By Satya Schiller, Reporter November 2, 2023

Students, including the Black Student Union (BSU), at Tamalpais High School continue their fight against racism by organizing a walk-out and addressing the Tamalpais Unified High School District (TUHSD)...

Graphic by Naomi Lenchner

Marin’s ‘Overt and Covert Racism’: How the District Can Do Better

By Mikyla Williams October 21, 2021
The overt and covert racism and white supremacy of our community are very prevalent.
(Courtesy of Muir Beach CSD)

Muir Beach begins removing racist clauses from property deeds

By Leah Kennedy October 17, 2020
The Community Services District of Muir Beach identified over 80 property deeds that contained a statement prohibiting sale to people of color.
(Mikyla Williams)

Golden Gate Village files lawsuit against Marin Housing Authority in midst of renovation controversy

By Logan Little August 15, 2020
GGV is accusing the authority of deliberate negligence designed to push out Black and low-income residents.
The meeting was held in Mead Theater, and all attendees were required to wear masks and practice social distancing. (Logan Little)

Black Student Union hosts meeting with Mill Valley mayor

By Logan Little June 30, 2020
Attendees expressed their concerns with the mayor’s remarks and detailed their experiences with racism at Tam and in Marin. 
(Images courtesy of Annie Spratt, Benjaminrobyn Jespersen, and the City of Mill Valley; illustration by The Tam News)

Racism is of “immediate local importance”

June 8, 2020
And Mayor Sashi McEntee’s dismissal of Black Lives Matter is far from the only evidence.
(Courtesy of Kristie Amezcua)

Marin residents attend Black Lives Matter protest in Marin City

By Ruby Rose Amezcua June 5, 2020
The protest was in response to George Floyd's death, and is one of many recent nationwide protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
(Tenaya Tremp)

Tam has a problem with white fragility

By Mikyla Williams April 23, 2020
I‘ve found that while some students understand their privilege and racism at Tam, many don’t.
(Tenaya Tremp)

Why I want to teach kids

February 7, 2020
The fog of time can obscure not-so-innocent moments.
SOAR accepted the award at the National Summit for Courageous Conversation in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15. (Courtesy of J.C. Farr)

SOAR wins Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award

By Josie Spiegelman November 7, 2019
The TUHSD was awarded the Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award by Pacific Educational Group, a nationwide firm dedicated to starting meaningful conversations about race in schools.
(Samantha Ferro)

Breakthrough Day is worth doing well

June 24, 2019
The disorganized nature of the event inhibited its ability to start a constructive conversation, and may have actually dissuaded people from listening further.
Editorial: Sorry about that

Editorial: Sorry about that

By Editorial Staff June 24, 2019
A local high school student’s YouTube channel featuring Islamophobic, racist, and other fringe right-wing content under the guise of satire went viral. But whether to react to an instance of hateful alt-right messaging at all is a crucial question.
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