Spoiler alert: parts of this article reveal some plot developments in the first season. Earlier this year, I concluded that it was going to be a while for a series to have characters that represented the Latinx individual without focusing on the stereotype surrounding the community. However, the Netflix original series, Gentefied (2020) attempts to bring light to several social issues that have been seen in recent years in L.A.: gentrification, the pressures to accommodate to dominant cultures while keeping their own heritage. There is a lack of Latinx representation in media, especially when it comes to TV series. I find it strange now more than ever that series that represents this … [Read more...] about Review: Explaining how Gentefied gives hope for Latinx representation on TV
How many professors of color have you had throughout your entire school career? For CSUSB, diversity is big. Representation of different cultures, races, ethnicities, and genders is important to exist in our college community. It shows that everyone is welcomed and matters, no matter what identity one identifies or associates with. Assistant professor of the communication studies department, Liliana Conlisk-Gallegos, expresses that of all full professors in higher education in the U.S., about two percent are women of color and only eight percent are men of color. Conlisk Gallegos says, “I knew it was going to be an uphill battle for me to get my PhD.” From the start of her college … [Read more...] about Opinions: on university’s population of female professors
While February indicates celebration for Black History Month, with only 5% (1,002) of African American students enrolled at CSUSB, questions on representation and having a voice on issues on campus become even more evident. The idea of having safe spaces on campus is intended to make a person feel free of bias, conflict, criticism, and a place of healing. For many students, they are able to walk around different parts of campus including classes and see people who look like them. They have a sense of belonging. Nicholas Flowers, a third-year Child Development major, voiced how he felt about representation on campus. Flowers stated, “I definitely do not feel … [Read more...] about A familiar face in a safe space
CSUSB has been ranked one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, yet the different races on this campus feel there is room for improvement. “We stick together as a whole since the percentage of African Americans is only 4 or 5 perent...we do a lot of programs to represent our culture and our passion for what we love as African Americans on campus.” - “It is important for race to be represented on campus so that everyone is included and not left out.” “Being black on a college campus and not being able to express yourself or be who you are because of the system that was set not to succeed.” “I’ve always been viewed as not college worthy because of my … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: “What race do you identify with and how do you feel your race is represented on campus?”
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?