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Opinion: Racism needs to be treated like a disease

Opinion: Racism needs to be treated like a disease

by Catherine Van Weele, Senior Staff Writer // March 17, 2021

Growing up, I was taught by my parents, my school and my peers to treat everyone as equals, regardless of how they looked.  We fell for this fallacy...

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Opinion: Anti-Asian sentiment is not new in the United States

Opinion: Anti-Asian sentiment is not new in the United States

by Gaby Jose and Jessica Octavio // March 3, 2021

Earlier this month, an 83-year-old Filipino woman fell victim to a random violent attack while riding the trolley downtown. This incident falls within...

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Does the Biden presidency promise ‘Morning in America’?

Does the Biden presidency promise ‘Morning in America’?

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // February 17, 2021

“It’s morning again in America” was the opening line to President Reagan’s 1984 “Prouder, Stronger, Better” campaign television commercial....

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Perspective: Different police response to Capitol Riot and Black Lives Matter protests evidence of two Americas

Perspective: Different police response to Capitol Riot and Black Lives Matter protests evidence of two Americas

by Katelynn Robinson and Jadyn Brandt // February 15, 2021

History was made on Jan. 6 as Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol with ease.  As America watched the news unfold that fateful morning the...

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El Centro de Brasil en SDSU organizó su conferencia virtual con invitados Abner Francisco Sótenos, Monique Paula, y Watufani Poe. Los invitados hablaron sobre los problemas raciales y sociales en Brasil.

Conferencia virtual destaca los problemas raciales en Brasil

by Noé Sandoval, Asist. de Mundo Azteca // November 30, 2020

El día 18 de noviembre, el Centro de Brasil en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego tuvo una conferencia virtual llamada “Raza, Racismo, y Resistencia...

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My experience growing up as a first generation Filipino-American

My experience growing up as a first generation Filipino-American

by Gaby Jose, Contributor // October 29, 2020

Growing up as a first-generation Filipino-American in a town with close to no other Filipinos, I became deeply estranged from my culture. My parents were...

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Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

Opinion: The emotional wellbeing of Black Americans is declining because of social injustice

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // October 2, 2020

Black Americans have been plagued by racial discrimination including profiling, police brutality, voting restrictions and mass incarcerations for generations....

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Black community members reflect on discrimination, community one year removed from vandalism, racist attacks

by Daniel Guerrero, Senior Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

The spring 2019 semester was grimly defined by multiple incidents of racism that included the vandalization of the Black Resource Center, a viral video...

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Screenshot of the Snapchat video in which SDSU student Martin Ruiz can be heard making threats to student CJ Simmons.

SDSU graduate sentenced to probation, required to take course in tolerance after sending racist Snapchat

by Kaitlyn Little, News Editor // September 19, 2019

The San Diego State graduate who made racist threats on Snapchat against a student last April has now been sentenced in court. Martin Jesus Ruiz received...

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We need to address the ongoing crisis on our border

by Ellyse Logan, Contributor // August 26, 2019

These are trying times in the U.S. People are locked up in cages at the border and children are being left without parents as ICE raids continue throughout...

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The myth of objectivity in journalism failed the Latinx victims in El Paso

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer // August 21, 2019

Earlier this month, in El Paso, the U.S. saw one of the deadliest anti-Latinx hate crimes in decades. 22 people lost their lives.  The motive of the...

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Racist Snapchat video sent to a student prompts response from SDSU

by David Santillan, Assistant News Editor // April 30, 2019

San Diego State found itself addressing racism this week for the third time in two months. In series of Snapchat videos and videos, an unidentified...

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