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A few students share their previous negative experinces with the cops and how that affected their preception of them. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Julian Mendoza // November 15, 2019

Growing up, many people in the group Meet the Heat were afraid and skeptical of law enforcement. Despite their past experiences, they are working with University Police to start a relationship.Ka Lynda...

Alicia Keys The Gospel as seen on Apple Music. Photo credit: Rylee Pedotti

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Rylee Pedotti // November 14, 2016

Alicia Keys has long been revered for her vocal prowess and soulful awareness. In a time where artists are using candid self-reflection to deliver honest and forthcoming projects, Alicia Keys delivers...

Photo credit: David Molina

Race relations are moving backward

Jeff Guzman and David Molina // October 14, 2016

Race relations in the U.S. are starting to move backward. Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that race relations in the United States are generally bad and that a majority of Americans think that...

Students discuss being mistaken for other ethnic groups

Daisy Dardon // January 25, 2015
Opinion columnist Daisy Dardon discusses being mistaken for other ethnicities with her readers.
Illustration by Darian Maroney

Ask before assuming about someone’s ethnicity

Daisy Dardon // January 20, 2015
A whole host of countries other than Mexico have Spanish-speaking people.

Americans shouldn’t fear identity labels

Alyssa Dunning // October 18, 2014
Pretending that differences don't exist doesn't fight prejudice.

Americans divided over use of labels

Alyssa Dunning // October 11, 2014
Many people disagree on whether identity labels should be embraced or rejected.

New movie, TV show will spark race conversations

Alyssa Dunning // September 14, 2014
"Dear White People" and "Blackish" are welcome movies to a writer with a mixed-race family.

Old mindsets haunt modern progress

Matt Murphy // May 5, 2014
No matter how accepting this generation is, past generations are still discriminating.
Affirmative action may be legalized

Affirmative action may be legalized

Enrique Raymundo // March 11, 2014
A California constitutional amendment would let public universities consider race, sex and ethnicity when admitting students. The amendment passed the state Senate in January.
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