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    Mmm hm! agent pombero's Avatar
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    Jonathan Maus from Bikeportland latest blunder

    In the last link below, if you CTRL + F and type "erased", you will find the original post that Jonathan posted which alleges that an unknown Asian man at a bike event was a Portland cop.

    A copy of it has been made here in PDF because Maus has been deleting his posts, undeleting them, etc. Edit: The forum isn't accepting the attachment. I'll post it somewhere else and link it back here.

    From the Willamette Week:

    BikePortland Alleges Wrong Asian Man is Undercover Cop

    From Bikeportland:

    Activists suspect ride participant is an undercover Portland Police Bureau captain - UPDATED


    Maus issued an apology:

    As to the racial component of this story, that is something that never crossed my mind until others (rather immediately) pointed it out. Why would the racial component be so apparent to others when I myself, staring at it in the eye, didn't think about it at all? Am I racist (as some people allege) because I wasn't sensitive enough to handle the story differently based solely on the fact that the two men were of Asian descent?

    I am still struggling with those questions. I think the answer to the first one is the concept white privilege. I acknowledge that is a factor. As a white male — and especially as a white male advocacy journalist with deep ties to the community — I need to do a better job being proactively aware and sensitive to race. That is difficult for someone like me who was raised to be color-blind (that was the central tenet of "multi-culturism," a strong theme in the curriculum of my southern California primary and middles school). I have to re-train myself to see race and to understand its role in shaping our city and the issues I cover. I know from my experience during the North Williams Avenue project that race is not an easy topic to engage in; but I am open to the challenge.

    Source: Bikeportland, An apology and other thoughts on that story
    Last edited by agent pombero; 04-05-13 at 09:04 AM.

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    he feels pretty badly about it. This was a group project, he shares the blame with a lot of other people

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    Moved from A&S to PNW regional.
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    Does the ignore feature just replace all of the poster's text with "Said something stupid" because that would be awesome.
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    Are cops raciest when they include a suspects race in their description?
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