Jerry Large, The Seattle Times

Jerry Large

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

The injustices MLK fought are still present in Seattle today

Injustices that caused strong reactions to the death of MLK 50 years ago today may look different but, sadly, are still present in our community. → Read More

America long has needed the corrective lens of ‘Black Panther’

The new Marvel Studios movie shows Africans and African Americans as complex, whole people — and that is a contribution to American storytelling that should benefit any viewer. → Read More

Build homes — not spiky fences — for Seattle homeless

We’re going to have a homelessness problem until we get serious about addressing the root causes from the start: poverty, racism, inadequate mental-health and substance-abuse care. → Read More

Comedian W. Kamau Bell draws inspiration from Bruce Lee in Seattle

Bell is such a fan of Lee that the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in town asked him to record a welcome video for the Bruce Lee Part 4 exhibit, scheduled to open March 10. → Read More

Auburn beating shows racist ideas can inhabit bodies of any color

Anyone can commit a racist hate crime because anyone can be tainted by the ideology that defines people by race. → Read More

Gun violence should spur social examination like an Ursula K. Le Guin novel

Ursula K. Le Guin, who died in Portland on Monday at the age of 88, is cause for reflection on the society we have, especially in light of the latest gun violence. → Read More

U.S. should take small steps toward peace with North Korea

The United States needs to lead the way toward peace with North Korea by lowering hostility and taking small steps toward normalizing the relationship, according to local scholar Linda Lewis. → Read More

King predicted backlash against economic and racial progress

A new book traces Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against racism and economic exploitation as a framework for dealing with contemporary challenges in that unfinished work. → Read More

Let’s outdo Santa and practice kindness all year long

The best holiday behaviors are scientifically proven to make people feel better. Here’s to that kind of health and happiness next year. → Read More

Jenny Durkan, don’t expect a minute’s rest as Seattle’s mayor

With a new mayor, Seattle is again off on a journey of discovery. Will we get what we voted for? → Read More

Two UW students — one black, one white — offer hope in their personal fight for equality

Jaron Reed Goddard and Joshua Dawson come from pretty different backgrounds. Together, they’re trying to turn the negative racial climate in this country into positive action. → Read More

Civics are making a comeback

Yet another national poll suggests American adults have turned blind to both the facts and ideals of our democracy. Look to Susan Bergman’s civics class in Federal Way for a ray of hope. → Read More

Trump stirs up GOP opposition

It’s a good sign that members of the president’s own party are taking him to task for toxic leadership. Just don’t forget your own responsibility as a citizen in future elections. That’s where real change comes. → Read More

A millionaire can save kids, and so can communities

Don’t give up on kids, just give them the boost they need. → Read More

Amazingly, our partisan divide is getting even wider

A new Pew survey of Americans shows the current partisan divide dwarfs divisions based on other characteristics, such as religion, race or gender. Now more than ever, we need to figure out how to compromise. → Read More

Seahawks get it right on protests

Trump has drawn more Americans into the fight against his view of America. → Read More

Blacks, whites way apart in views on income inequality

Many Americans seem to have persuaded themselves that discrimination is a thing of the past, according to a Yale study out this week. It’s a case of fantasy superseding the real dream of equality. Just ask Colin Kaepernick. → Read More

With Ed Murray mess behind us, time to focus on child abuse

The drama in recent months over whether he sexually abused youths years ago ought to direct our efforts to stopping child abuse, period. Let’s do that. → Read More

Beyond Dreamers, the U.S. needs a moral immigration policy

Immigration reform has to go beyond doing the right thing for the most appealing people, Dreamers. A moral policy requires a deeper look at who we are and who we want to be. We have to compare our stated values to our actions. → Read More

Philanthropy and protest part of Michael Bennett’s identity

The Seahawks’ defensive end has been sitting when the national anthem is played as a way to call attention to the absence of justice for all. That’s Bennett making a unique kind of connection and working for social change. → Read More