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Solidarity with Chiitaanibah Johnson

Solidarity with Chiitaanibah Johnson

American Indian Strudents Association

September 15, 2015

During a meeting held by the American Indian Student Association, members were asked about how they felt about the event that occurred at California State University, Sacramento. On Sept. 1, Chiitaanibah Johnson, a Navajo/Maidu student, stood up to her professor after he suggested that what happen...

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

CSUN’s UNAM partnership could spell disaster

Professor Rudy Acuña

May 7, 2014

A recent speech by Asian American studies professor, Glenn Omatsu, reminded me of the importance of Asian American and ethnic studies in combating stereotypes. Omatsu is a pioneer in ethnic studies. For more than thirty years he has explored the rich history of Asian Americans, such as all Asians do not...

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Latinos will pass whites as majority ethnicity in California in March

Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

In the wake of the ethnic studies debacle at Cal State Los Angeles, educators believe the forecasted change in California’s demographic profile represents a significant event and could become a catalyst for debate, not only in diversity reform throughout all levels of education, but in hiring practic...

Raise your voices: Ethnic studies needs students to stand up

Raise your voices: Ethnic studies needs students to stand up

Calvin Ratana

February 17, 2014

Cal State Los Angeles’s Academic Senate meeting last month must have had a tense atmosphere as over 100 students, community members and activists jammed the room. But why are so many people attending an academic meeting, something most students would try to avoid? Because these students and community members wanted to hav...

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

CSULA protest could impact CSUN ethnic studies courses

Devan Patel

February 16, 2014

As Cal State Los Angeles students and faculty anxiously await Tuesday’s Academic Senate vote on their proposal to include at least one ethnic studies class as a general education requirement, CSUN faculty have stressed the importance of these courses while expressing appreciation for CSUN’s commitm...

CSUs need ethnic studies program

CSUs need ethnic studies program

Calvin Ratana

November 3, 2013

Take up your picket signs, raise your fists and get your voices out, brothers and sisters; ethnic studies is yet again under attack and it is our responsibility to save it. According to an LA Times article, various CSU campuses are looking to trim costs and ethnic studies programs are bearing the brunt of the cuts...

CSUN proves to be most diverse of CSU system

CSUN proves to be most diverse of CSU system

Lucy Guanuna

March 19, 2013

After breaking ground by founding the nation’s first Central American studies program and one of the first Chicana/o studies programs, CSUN continues to have one of the largest and most diverse selection of ethnic studies programs in the California State University system. CSUN boasts a number of major and ...

CSUN students and faculty create a documentary giving insight to effect of Arizona ethnic studies ban

CSUN students and faculty create a documentary giving insight to effect of Arizona ethnic studies ban

Mercedes Richardson

November 27, 2012

When Arizona outlawed Mexican-American studies last year, CSUN students and faculty participated in protests and captured the struggle of schools and communities in the documentary "Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind." After 13 years, the Mexican-American studies programs have be...

CSUN community reacts to CSULA’s ethnic studies dispute

Sharon Hardwick

February 10, 2011

While the Asian American Studies program at California State University, Northridge is thriving, students and faculty at California State University, Los Angeles are baffled by the administration’s decision to suspend their program. On Feb. 2, students and faculty protested the suspension, which...

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