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Dream Center will provide attorneys for students in fear of their future

Dream Center will provide attorneys for students in fear of their future

Ryan Mancini

November 9, 2016

With the projection of Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States, Dreamers at CSUN are concerned for their wellbeing moving forward. The coordinator of the Dream Center Dario Fernandez said there will be attorneys coming to campus on Nov. 10 for students. "They will be giving information...

Poll: Should the president of the University of Missouri have resigned after claims of unreported racism?

Poll: Should the president of the University of Missouri have resigned after claims of unreported racism?

Contributor

November 9, 2015

The president of the University of Missouri system, Tim Wolfe, stepped down from his position after it was reported that the school was doing very little in dealing with racism at its campus. Members of the football team promised that they would boycott team activities, and a graduate student group has asked for faculty to walk out of classes.  ...

Racist representations in the media needs to change

Racist representations in the media needs to change

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

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

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

Race still matters in the college admissions process

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...

Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

Luis Rivas

April 2, 2014

When I tell people that hip-hop can save the world, I am usually met with confused looks, blank stares or people rolling their eyes. But it’s true. Hip-hop can fight against racism, sexism and other injustices. Here’s how: First step is to forget everything you think you may know about hip-hop. I want you to clear out all the top billboard hip-hop hit...

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

America’s legal system is still unjust for many Americans

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

Racist memes are no laughing matter

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

Katy Perry: an unconditional racist

Katy Perry: an unconditional racist

Calvin Ratana

December 4, 2013

It was just a regular Sunday night after a busy shift, one hour before closing. My co-worker decided to change the TV channel to view the American Music Awards (AMA). Some odd twist of fate led me to witness the beginning of Katy Perry’s performance and that sense of dread creeped on me and I couldn't...

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Marissa Alexander case is not unique

Mona Adem

December 3, 2013

Does “justice for all include everyone, regardless of gender, race or aristocratic dichotomies?” The only appropriate answer to your question, Marissa Alexander, is absolutely no, especially if you are a black woman living in a capitalist, white, patriarchal society. I know. Most of you probably feel inc...

Time to let the N-word fade out

Time to let the N-word fade out

Abigaelle Levray

November 25, 2013

  Although the Martin-Incognito bullying scandal may not have been fueled solely by the use of the N-word, it did bring up an important topic: the contemporary use of a word that should have died decades ago. As an African-American, I cannot say that I have never used the N-word. I can say ...

True hip hop music lies underground

True hip hop music lies underground

Calvin Ratana

November 18, 2013

I beat the p*ssy up, up, up. Hold on folks, what the hell? Did rapper LoveRance really say that he’s going to beat a vagina up? Oh yes he did. Folks, this is the state of the so called hip-hop industry today. I sadly announce that as of right now, hip-hop is malnourished and needs the love and attention th...

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