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There are more factors that go into success than just being hardworking

by Jessica Octavio, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

When I was younger I had always dreamed of doing something absolutely extraordinary in my life. As I got older, the clocked ticked on and my aspirations seemed to expire. I am now 19, and I am too old to be a child prodigy in classical...

Prejudice and racism: They differ more than you might think

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist

January 27, 2016

Racism describes a system built to keep a race or ethnicity away from success and evolution — a systematic disadvantage based solely on race. By that definition, minorities cannot be racist, per se, making reverse racism i...

Q&A: Racial Privilege

February 9, 2015

The Daily Aztec sat with Africana Studies Assistant Professor Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers to discuss racial privilege as it exists in society today.  Daily Aztec: What is the most interesting part of being an Africana Stud...

Letter to the editor: gender privilege

by A.T. Furuya, Contributor

February 9, 2015

Gender is a social construct. Let me say this again, gender is a social construct. People are not born a gender, they are born into a society (e.g. the United States) and assigned a gender at birth (I am a mixed race queer transgender...

Access to privilege exists in more ways than one

by Anthony Berteaux, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 8, 2015

One could argue that I’m the “token minority.” I’m Japanese, part African American and gay; three minorities who, historically, haven't exactly been known for having the “easy life” here in the United States. There...

White-washed resumes pay the bills

by Emmilly Nguyen, Senior Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

It may not be your profanity-riddled Facebook status or incriminating Instagram picture that’s keeping you from your dream job. It can be something as simple as your name. There is such thing as name discrimination. Depending...