The Subtleties of Prejudice
When Shadin Awad had the opportunity to introduce Dr. Angela Davis at the 31st Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, she was met with praise. Attendees admired her eloquence, making comments like, “I was so surprised to hear how well-spoken you are,” and “Wow, you are…
Reflections on Injustice
A roar of applause greeted a 61-year-old man, donning his trademark black suit, as he sauntered up to the Media Theater’s stage. Dr. Cornel West, the sole reason why hundreds of students filed into the theater that night, had arrived.
Preparing for War, Not for Safety
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a “state of emergency” through an executive order on Monday, which comes 100 days after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Since Brown’s death, his family members, their supporters and Ferguson residents have organized for months, demanding accountability for Brown’s killing.
Supreme Court Upholds Barriers to Polls
The driving force behind a democracy is the voice of the people. In Texas, that voice will be silenced an estimated 600,000 times by the Supreme Court’s upholding of State Bill 41 (SB 41) — a law requiring individuals to provide one of seven forms…
Obama’s Proposal Aims to Close Education Gaps
The first steps a preschool student takes into a classroom can be the beginning of a fulfilling educational career. A recent report surveying 97,000 schools by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights shows this is not the case for all students due to racial and economic discrimination.
Protesters Rally Despite Downpour
Students gather at Quarry Plaza calling for the resignation of Napolitano as well as to escalate next week’s anticipated AFSCME strike.
Courts, SJSU Must Respond With Justice
The ringleader of a series of violent and racist acts committed against a 17-year-old San Jose State University (SJSU) student recently pled “not guilty” to misdemeanor charges of hate crime and battery.