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Fri Aug 14, 2015, 10:29 AM

10. And as Marissa said, gentification is driving black residents from the only area they were allowed

to live, for the wealthy. The history of social connections in that article still exist and their descendents are what may be described as the 'rentier class.'

While some of the wealthy got that way by endeavors, it was built on the theft of land from the Duwamish, as people here know, and on the backs of laboring POC. Many working class non-whites did not benefit as may be assumed either, but there is a divide in some areas. But Seattle is changing rapidly.

The current icon for King County is MLK, Jr., but it was named for a slave holder, William R. King. Seattle is in King County.

The Washington State Flag Sucks



'If you’ll notice, it’s poorly designed and has a slave-owner on it', George Washingtom. For many people thinking of George gives them a nice feeling. But not for all.

By Kelton Sears -Aug 26 2014

King was an especially vocal advocate for the Fugitive Slave Act, which set aggressive legal mandates for the return of slaves who managed to escape plantations and find their way to the free states.

One hundred and fifty-five years after naming itself after this guy, King County officially acknowledged that William Rufus DeVane King, despite how cool he may have seemed in 1852, really loved that vile Fugitive Slave Act a lot. Also, he and his family collectively owned, like, 500 goddamn slaves.

King County, it realized, was named after an asshole.

In 2005, a 19-year effort led by City Councilmember Bruce Laing and County Executive Ron Sims culminated in then-Governor Christine Gregoire’s signing of a bill effectively changing the county’s namesake from racist asshole King to civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. When the movement finally succeeded, Sims wrote, “This is a profound and meaningful change that sends a strong and positive message about the values of our government and the people we serve.” Two years later, the county officially changed its logo from a king’s crown to a silhouette of Dr. King.




http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/954425-129/why-washingtons-state-flag-sucks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_R._King

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