By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| John Boyega, actor in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been targeted for issues that may not pertain towards the actual film but for being black. The release of the new trailer had people go straight to social media, trending #BoycottStarWars, with comments stating key words like "White genocide." "#BoycottStarWarsVII because I am sick of muds being casted in white parts. #StopAppropriatingWhiteCulture," tweeted @DarklyEnlighten, who is notorious for posting racial slurs. The tweet may have been removed before print. "#BoycottStarWarsVII because instead of using the force, they use affirmative action," stated @Bjom_Blonde It … [Read more...] about New Star Wars Trailer, Bring out the White Hoods?
by Lita Gaithers |Staff Writer| Despite student demonstrations, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, UC Berkeley Republican students held a bake sale based on race and gender with prices ranging from $2 for Whites, $1.50 for Asians, $1 for Latinos, 75 cents for African Americans, to a quarter for Native Americans. Women were given a discount of 25 percent. The UC Berkeley Republicans’ bake sale was in response to another campus organization’s event in support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s California SB-185, that would allow UC and CSU colleges to consider race, ethnicity and gender as an admission factor. According to a CNN story, other college campuses such as UC Irvine, Bucknell University in … [Read more...] about Bake Sale to consider race, ethnicity, and gender