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All black women are beautiful. Respect us.

by Jasmine Mouzon, Contributor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I was raised to feel comfortable and beautiful in my own skin. My mother would always make it a point to remind me that I was a black queen. So, by the time I got to college, my confidence was as high as it could possibly ...

Equal crime deserves equal punishment

by Jasmine Mouzon, Contributor

August 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

How many times have you scrolled down your Twitter or Facebook timeline and seen that someone has been sentenced to a lengthy amount of prison time for selling marijuana? How often has this person been black? Now how many times ha...

Judging one race for smoking marijuana while commending another for doing the same is wrong

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Since the legalization of marijuana in California and states across the country, stories about cannabis businesses and yoga-friendly weed activities have spread through the media. While the legalization of marijuana is long overdue, I...

‘Viceland’ is a shallow dive into racial issues

by Danny Dyer, Contributor

February 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Racial confrontation is the selling point for Viceland’s newest documentary series “Hate Thy Neighbor.” Hosted by bearded British comedian Jamali Maddix, the series attempts to dissect the mindsets of the most radical hat...

“Colorblind” delusion a problem

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

August 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

“I am reminded every day when I walk into lecture and I am the only black girl,” said sophomore Lauren Merriweather when asked what role race plays in her life. “And when I walk into a store and have workers tailing me. I...

Film industry lacks diversity, and that’s a problem

by Marissa Ochoa, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2015

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Major blockbuster hits are coming soon and every moviegoer should be excited, but beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood lies a very prevalent dilemma. Although movies can rake in big bucks for all people involved, people in the...

Access to privilege exists in more ways than one

by Anthony Berteaux, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Rally around the Warrior

Rally around the Warrior

October 6, 2014