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DAC and AS create anti-Asian racism social media campaign

April 30, 2020

Reports of racial discrimination against Asian-Americans have emerged since President Donald Trump’s reference to the coronavirus pandemic as the “Chinese Virus.” In recent weeks, acts of racism...

Gucci, catch me outside.

The $890 black balaclava sweater has been taken off the market by Gucci. Image courtesy of NBC News.
February 14, 2019

Not a week into Black History Month and fashion retailer Gucci is already sending out an apology. The controversial item is a women’s black-wool sweater retailing for $890. The sweater was in collaboration...

Racial divides continue to grow across college campuses

Women and people of color look over in contempt of the cis, white man. Photo credit: getty images - Dane
November 7, 2017

Many college students across the nation have begun to face challenges pertaining to first amendment rights, racism and discrimination. A sign with the words “It’s OK To Be White” raised controversy...

#MarchforScience still had its problems

#MarchforScience still had its problems
April 28, 2017

The March for Science did a great job in showcasing the importance of current scientific issues and triumphs to Americans, but there were still some problems.Conversations about climate change are what...

#WomensMarch was disappointing

January 25, 2017

The premise of the march is something that everyone should agree with. Women and men are equal. Women's reproductive rights will be under attack under President Trump, and there is a rational fear about...

Racism now trending

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson
January 23, 2017

On Jan. 5, a video of four teenagers who bound, gagged and tortured a disabled white teenager went viral, affectionately picking up the hashtag “BLMKidnapping.” The four teenagers were arrested...

White isn’t always right

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won
May 18, 2016

First thing I want to say is if you’re white and sensitive, hit that back button. This is not an article you'll want to read. Now with that being said, I’m going to be talking about how I dislike...

Chico State talks diversity, but does it walk it?

Paul Zingg, president of Chico State, addressed diversity on campus in an email to all students and faculty.
December 15, 2015

As Chico State amplifies its commitment to diversity and inclusion like universities nationwide, some members of the campus community are pushing back by exercising their right to free speech. In a...

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Illustration by Darian Maroney
April 11, 2015

I've experienced racism many times throughout my life but not here in Chico — not until Cesar Chavez weekend. I thought I would be used to it by now, hearing the offensive things people had to...

Feminism ruins everything

November 30, 2014

I've always considered myself a feminist, but it wasn't until my women's history class at Chico State that I really understood what that meant.Feminism taught me to think critically and scrutinize everything...

Halloween costumes offend cultures

October 31, 2014

[View the story "What constitutes an offensive costume? " on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Madison Holmes can be reached at [email protected] or @madisonholmes95...

Chico international students face racism

Chico international students face racism
October 29, 2014

"Fuck Asians!" was not what Rie Ikebe expected to hear on her first outing in the United States. Ikebe, an international student from Japan studying communications, and her friend were walking on...

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