In the last 6 months, there have been four major attacks by white supremacists in the US

  • It took President Donald Trump three full days to acknowledge the deaths of two innocent men in Portland, Oregon. 
  • Since Trump’s election, at least four attacks have taken place in the U.S. at the hands of white supremacists.
  • The deaths of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best
    • On Friday, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and 53-year-old Ricky John Best were allegedly stabbed to death by Jeremy Joseph Christian after coming to the defense of two teens Christian was harassing. Christian additionally injured 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher in the attack. 
  • The death of William Sims
    • On Nov. 12, 2016, just days after the presidential election, police in El Sobrante, California, discovered the lifeless body of 28-year-old William Sims. Sims, a black man, was a musician, retail worker and beloved member of his community. According to CBS, police believe he was attacked because of his race.
  • The death of Timothy Caughman
    • On May 22, James Harris Jackson, a known white supremacist, allegedly stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman to death in NYC 
    • As Mic reported, Caughman told police the stabbing was “practice” for a larger attack against black men that he planned to carry out in New York’s Times Square. Jackson told police he specifically traveled to New York “for the purpose of killing black men." 
  • The death of Richard Wilbur Collins III
    • On May 20, 23-year-old Richard Wilbur Collins III was visiting friends at the University of Maryland campus when he was approached by 22-year-old Sean Christopher Urbanski.
    •  Urbanski allegedly told Collins to "step left, step left if you know what’s good for you,” according to University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell. When Collins refused, Urbanski reportedly stabbed Collins in the chest, killing him. Read more (5/31/17)

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes following deadly Friday attack

  • Portland police have identified the victims in Friday’s stabbing on a Portland MAX light rail train as 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and 53-year-old Ricky John Best, the Washington Post reported. 
  • A third victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, survived the stabbing and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
  • The three men were allegedly stabbed by Jeremy Joseph Christian after coming to the defense of two Muslim women Christian was harassing. Christian was taken into custody on Saturday and is being held without bail. Read more. (5/28/2017 2:35 PM)
Survivor In Portland Train Stabbings Is An Autistic Poet

“Autistic people have often been accused of lacking empathy. It’s an easily disproved canard that autistic advocates have long and repeatedly explained. As with many things having to do with autism, non-autistic people mistake non-neurotypical responses to emotional situations as evidence that autistic people lack emotions or don’t sense or identify with the emotions of others. Those who like to rely on convenient narratives connecting what seems to be obvious instead of digging deeper–or, you know, asking autistic people–propagate the false impression that autistic people lack empathy. They don’t.”

how brave are you?

On Friday, several men were killed and injured while intervening in a hate crime against Muslims in downtown Portland. I know the man who was injured; he was my mentor when I was a Portland Youth Poet Ambassador, and he’s such a kind and lovely soul.

Today, I read an opinion column in The Oregonian that discussed their heroic actions. The author wrote, “We all hope we would rise up against that kind of vitriol, but the reality is, most of us would not. It makes what Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, Rick Best and Micah David-Cole Fletcher did that much more extraordinary. It’s one thing to post on Facebook that you, too, would speak up in defense of a young Muslim woman. It’s quite another to actually do so in front of an armed and violent man.”

It’s very true–I don’t know if I could actually muster the courage to do what these men did. But we should all aspire to be as selfless and brave as they were, because if not us, then who? 

Dan Rather made an incredibly moving plea to 45 to speak up about Talesin Myrddin Namaki-Meche and Ricky John Best, the two men who were killed, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, the man who was wounded, defending two teenaged girls against a racist attack (a terrorist attack)  in Portland.

45 won’t, of course.  Or not until someone hands him a scripted speech and tells him he doesn’t get his phone back until he delivers it.  Because these men stood brave against a white extremist of the Trumpian stamp, and 45 wants to ignore that group entirely, except when he can use them to his own benefit…

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dylan and kitty had gone to the hair salon and dylan thought it would be fun to have a change for once so she cut off her hair for the first time since she was a kid. when they got to the cranks house she pushed her hair behind her and smiled at david and micah. “you boys ready?”

dylan some how convinced kitty to go blonde. and for some reason she was okay with it and actually liked it. but honestly she was scared to show micah. hiding in her hoodie she walked into the home with dylan and smiled nervously giggling. “i hope you like it..”


“What the fuck bro? you’re fucking engaged? HAAAA!” David exclaimed, obviously shocked as well as super intoxicated. He had probably drank a little too much and was shaking his head at the other. Jer had glared at him but David didn’t care, in fact he had stumbled into a nearby stand almost knocking over a lamp. Micah had pulled David into his bedroom and sat him down, ‘you’re done for the night, go to bed you dweeb,’ he said before leaving him in there. David groaned as the light was shut off and pulled out his phone drunkly, blinking an eye at the bright screen. “Fuck, you’re bright. god is that you?” he laughed at his own words and found himself dialing his girlfriend’s number as he got comfortable on Micah’s bed. 


Since her messy break up with David, Zara was thrilled to have finally found someone who made her truly happy. Respected her, loved her, treated her how a girl should be. Micah was in her eyes, perfect. And she was finally going to get the chance to show him off at a party tonight, their relationship starting to get pretty seriously. Walking in hand in hand she waved and said hello to her friends, including the host of the evening, going to grab herself a drink from the near by open bar that was set up.