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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 of their work against racism and other forms of oppression. The leaders moved many students to ask...

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 point. Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has closely observed and reported on these affairs, has already written a memoir about what i...

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 Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 1. “Everyone should watch this film,” CSUN political ...

Interracial couples: is the racial divide over?

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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 racist stigma behind interracial couples truly disappeared? Jackie Leonardo, a 23-year-old Filipino CSUN s...

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 saw the trending hashtag— #OscarsSoWhite. Harris said that this year the Academy was celebrating...

Ferguson’s grand jury denies justice to Michael Brown

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Thomas Gallegos

November 26, 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 did, however, deserve an involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, or second-degree murder charg...

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 platform, if you do not have the proper color or proper sex organ, people aren't going to take what you are hop...

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, black people are primarily depicted as the drug dealers, the thugs or the hardcore convicts. In the meantime, white people are p...

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 has not been passed yet, it is a step toward preventing the unjust treatment of women behind bars and r...

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 history of affirmative action and what the program is. And as the years progressed, I started to see why my...

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 racial discrimination, black inferiority versus white superiority and the sanction of racism and hatred...

Racist memes are no laughing matter

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Whitney Shepard

March 6, 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, one of the decades’ most popular comedians, debuted with his 2011 stand-up film “Laugh At My Pain.” But some topics shoul...

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