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Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

Luis Rivas

November 11, 2013

For this Veteran’s Day, I’d like to encourage everyone to honor the memory of fallen service men and women of this country by lighting the American flag on fire and burning down military recruitment centers - so that the cycle of creating veterans can end. But if that doesn’t seem appropriat...

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...

For this year, don’t be a racist for Halloween

For this year, don’t be a racist for Halloween

Calvin Ratana

October 31, 2013

Oh, Halloween. They say it’s fun to dress up and go to Halloween parties. But it isn’t – at least not when there’s rampant cultural appropriation and people dressed up in racist costumes running around everywhere. In this age, that’s exactly what Halloween has turned into: an ugly parade o...

Obama is not a sign that racism is gone

Obama is not a sign that racism is gone

Luis Rivas

August 28, 2013

In commemorating the 50th anniversary March on Washington on Aug. 28, the role that race plays in the U.S. has come back into the spotlight. But, really, it never left. Many might like to think that racism is nearly obsolete. After all, we do have our first ever African-American president. But contra...

Stop appropriating Native American culture

Stop appropriating Native American culture

Hansook Oh

November 20, 2012

  There’s been much to be angry about during this year’s Native American Heritage Month. Victoria’s Secret got into trouble after consumers expressed anger toward the faux-Native American outfit one of their models wore while strutting down the runway. Apparently, the company did not ...

PRO/CON: Fisher v. University of Texas–does affirmative action work?

PRO/CON: Fisher v. University of Texas–does affirmative action work?

Aleksey Reshetnivov

May 2, 2012

PRO Aleksey Reshetnivov contributor Affirmative action in the academic world means considering traditionally underrepresented characteristics (race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.) in the admission process, in an attempt to reverse historical disparities. This controversial topic...

Destruction in 1992 L.A. Upheaval: How law enforcement let the largest urban riot/rebellion rage on

Hansook Oh

April 29, 2012

Twenty years ago, our city convulsed with a tremor that could not be measured on the Richter scale. Fifty-three lives were lost, thousands were injured and property damage equaled $1 billion. The livelihoods of immigrants and small business owners – their American dream – were destroyed in the blink of an eye.The upheaval which occurred during the last week of April means dif...

One Asian’s thank-you note to UCLA student’s library rant

Hansook Oh

March 22, 2011

By Hansook Oh Do you ever have trouble reaching epiphanies in the library because every fifteen minutes, an Asian suddenly screams out “Ching-chong, ling-long, ting-tong” into their phone? If so, you have reason to be more afraid than annoyed. At the University of California, Los Angeles, a...

Go racial or go home

Harrison Leonard

August 30, 2010

New York City’s Staten Island borough is being plagued by a recent succession of hate crimes. National Public Radio reported on Aug. 20 of “at least 10 alleged hate crimes in the borough's Port Richmond area since April — all violent, and all perpetrated against Mexicans.” It wasn’t until...

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