By Alexander Douglas |Community & News Editor| Racism within sports has always been an issue and although progress has been made, it is still prevalent in today's society. During the early years of sports in America, players were predominantly considered "white." This was also during a time of segregation so that there were bathrooms and other such instances where they were separated from "whites." In 1947, before the Civil Rights Movement occurred, Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Some of his teammates didn't approve of the Dodgers decision and preferred to sit on the bench than play in the same game as … [Read more...] about Racism still an issue in sports
By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer| Hundreds were in attendance May 2 to watch Jane Elliot, creator of the famous blue eyes/brown eyes experiment, speak about the current state of racism in our country. The event took place inside the SMSU Event Center and was the third annual event at CSUSB featuring Elliot. The event was a huge success with approximately 700 people attending, of which an estimated 500 being students and faculty, and 200 were community members. The event was headed by the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations (ICDFR) by professors Mark D. Agars and Kelly Campbell, director and associate director of ICDFR. The ICDFR tries to have Elliot come to … [Read more...] about Jane Elliot and the state of racism
By Maylyne Togafau |Staff Writer| If you genuinely believe that you live in an America where all men (and women) are created equal, this article is not for you. As a person of color (POC) in America’s climate today, talking openly and effectively about racial issues is arguably as hard as covertly enduring them. Netflix’s Dear White People presents a satirical show that, in contrast to its title, has more to do with interracial relations than it does the race in which the title is addressed. The 10-episode series touches countless issues plaguing a college campus: gender and sexuality, domestic/dating violence, financial insecurity, privacy concerns/hacking, drugs and alcohol, … [Read more...] about Dear Red White and Blue People
By Sierra Marrero | Assistant Community Editor Stereotypes—a method to categorize people, can not only used to diminish an individuals self worth but also causes a division from ones own culture. Whether it’s subconsciously or consciously, sociology research shows that we all use stereotypes. Stereotypes are not limited to just race, but are made within the contexts of gender, religion, class, sexuality, etc. As cliché as some people may think stereotypes are when discussing its relevance in society, many underestimate the power it truly holds on people. One riddle included in research conducted by Mikaela Wapman (CAS’14) and Deborah Belle, asked participants to solve this riddle: “A … [Read more...] about Deconstructing the Types
By Gladys Oliva |Staff Writer| Well known anchor and journalist Jorge Ramos and actor Wilmer Valderrama are standing up to speak about discrimination during the current Presidential election. Ramos held a private screening of his new documentary “Hate Rising" on Oct. 16., which focused on hate groups that feel empowered by presidential candidates Donald Trump. Ramos was inspired to make the documentary after being kicked out of a Trump conference, and told racist remarks like "Go back to Univision!" “Hate Rising” reveals how quickly America went from a country full of acceptance to being full of discrimination by showing how Muslim families, Hispanic families and young kids that … [Read more...] about Jorge Ramos
By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| "Make America great again," is the slogan Donald Trump is utilizing in his presidency campaign. Interestingly enough, Adolf Hitler's slogan was "Make Germany great." What does Trump mean by, "Make America great again"? Does this mean taking away peoples' lands and forcing them to move to a segregated area? Or does this mean putting the country through an economic slump for an entire decade? America was not "great" when these events took place, just as Germany was not "great" during Hitler's sovereignty. "Whatever time era you point out in our country’s almost 300-year history was emblazoned with propaganda," stated Liana Maitland in the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump no different than Hitler
By Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer| As the first week of the winter quarter is underneath our belts, many of us might be surprised to know that we don’t have class on Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, but great men warrant great observance. The reason why we celebrate Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is to pay homage to a man who not only wrote the "I Have A Dream” speech to end racism, but who also taught us the values of courage, compassion, humility, and dignity in a time where our country was racially divided amongst the Anglo-sax and the "negros." King was more than just a great man who taught us humility. He was a man of God, who used his … [Read more...] about The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| Critical thinking is a foundational element of academic education, and in providing that, our colleges are failing us. College is supposed to be a place for the sharing of ideas and open discussion and debate in which any view is open for challenge or questioning. If any place, it should be in our establishments of higher education that issues and various topics are encouraged to be talked about intelligently and without barriers of censorship or fear of trespassing upon what is deemed politically correct. Do not mistake me, there is plenty of encouragement to partake in discussion and ask questions, but you better make sure they’re the “right” … [Read more...] about The University and the Declining of Western Civilization
By Carlos Solis |Staff Writer| Hide your kids and hide your wife because they’re hacking everybody out there. “Hacker is a term used by some to mean ‘a clever programmer’ and by others, especially those in popular media, to mean ‘someone who tries to break into computer systems,’” according to techtarget.com. I don’t think hacktivists are criminals. I believe they are doing a service to society by exposing the real criminals and spreading valuable information. “Hacktivism is the act of hacking a website or computer network in an effort to convey a social or political message. The person who carries out the act of hacktivism is known as a hacktivist,” … [Read more...] about Anonymous hacktivists bring social enlightenment
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?