Herein lies a document detailing a perception of two alternate realities existing in Seattle 30 years ago; one for the majority, and one for the marginalized. The story of The Monastery.
“During eight years of relentless attacks, Freeman still managed to bring cohesion to wanting elements of society who needed a place to flourish. Against this backdrop came ‘The Monastery’s ‘come as you are and join us as we are’ message of enlightenment, which provided a ready stage for this city’s alternative community to come into its own.”
For over a hundred years, Confederate statues have attempted to rewrite history and make the Civil War about Southern Pride. …We cannot suppress the ugly details involving systematic torture of African Americans. Lynching was often carried out against men of color accused of a crime without trial.
If there is one issue that seems to be engaging the political and social conscience of our era: global warming. Though a deeply polarizing topic, particularly with regard to its implications and severity, the bigger scandal can be found in the misinformation surrounding it.
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