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A conversation with Victor Lewis & Peggy McIntosh addresses white and male privilege

Peggy McIntosh speaks with CSUN student
Meliss Arteaga November 2, 2016

A discussion on overcoming white and male privilege, and other issues, was led on Tuesday by two colleagues of 22 years, Victor Lewis and Peggy McIntosh, two of the most renowned speakers on the topic...

Review: “Between the World and Me” and “The Fat Tail”

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Ryan Mancini August 30, 2016

Race in America is an issue that has gained new purpose in recent years. With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the subsequent protests against police brutality, it has been a national focus...

Tom Bradley’s documentary kickstarts black history month at CSUN

The panel of guests at the documentary screening of Briding the Divide on Monday, Feb. 1. From left: Lorraine Bradley (Tom Bradley's daughter), Alison Sotamyer (producer), Lyn Goldfarb (producer), Kent Kirkton (director of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Foundation at CSUN).
Kate Haggard February 2, 2016

A viewing of "Bridging The Divide," a documentary featuring former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, was shown in the Armer Theater at CSUN. The event was one of the first to be held on campus to kickstart...

Interracial couples: is the racial divide over?

TOLERANCE PHOTOGRAPH BY NATALIE CAUDILL/DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Kathleen Johnson March 18, 2015

It was only 15 years ago that Alabama was the final state to legalize interracial marriage. At one time a forbidden concept, interracial couples have greatly increased in our society today, yet has the...

Reality—Gender and Race Gap in the Film Industry Needs to be confronted

Reality—Gender and Race Gap in the Film Industry Needs to be confronted
Madeline Sensibile February 27, 2015

If you've checked any form of social media or turned on the television in the past few days, you probably heard Neil Patrick Harris "joke" at the start of this year's Academy Awards and right after...

Ferguson’s grand jury denies justice to Michael Brown

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Thomas Gallegos November 25, 2014

The St. Louis County grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown did not deserve to die. Wilson...

The rise of the white, male celebrity activist

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Natanya Toomes October 22, 2014

Race and gender do not play a factor in what gets recognition in the media, said no one ever. If you are a white male, chances are what you have to say won’t go unheard. No matter your celebrity...

Racist representations in the media needs to change

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Natanya Toomes October 15, 2014

Black and white, two hues usually set to depict opposites. From films to one’s own reality, these shades alone hold the power of how we view each other in society. In many films and TV shows,...

Sterilizing women prisoners is denying a human a life, future and humanity

Women prisoners are taking their babies for a walk. However for some, they have been denied the privilege of walking their own child. Courtesy of MCT
Himerria Wortham May 7, 2014

The California Senate Health Committee was presented with a bill on April 2 that aims to close loopholes that allowed for the sterilization of women prisoners without state approval. While this bill...

Race still matters in the college admissions process

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Calvin Ratana April 16, 2014

“Affirmative action was the government’s first and only program that attempted to combat institutional racism.” Those words rang loud in my head, as my high school teacher taught my class the...

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

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Champaign Williams March 12, 2014

Disclaimer: If you do not believe that racism is still heavily embedded in the American culture, then you are going to detest this article. However, if you have grown frustrated with the reality of...

Racist memes are no laughing matter

Illustration by Julie Salvaterria/Contributor
Whitney Shepard March 5, 2014

Life shouldn’t be taken too seriously and we should all be able to laugh at ourselves, right? After all, the most successful comedians have made a career out of laughing at their pain. Kevin Hart,...

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