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Something much dumber than white privilege is behind the Oregon militia standoff.


If all we're supposed to learn from this incident is white people are given more leeway to speak and act than people of color, I don't think we learn enough. If we don't examine why power is threatened by Black people demanding justice for police overreaction, I think we do an injustice to the protesters who are actually challenging the power equation.

Jeff Dorchen visits the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and finds the only policing going on to be the narrative kind, where comparisons to the treatment of Black Lives Matter protestors at the hands of law enforcement miss one vital measurement - relevance, and with it the chance of accomplishing anything real and lasting.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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