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 Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| Ghetto. The multipurpose word utilized to describe a variety of settings, characters, and actions. However, it has not always been "multi-meaningful." The term "ghetto" originated during the Holocaust era in the 1930s, used to describe a segregated area in a city. "A section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships," as defined by dictionary.com. Ghettos were a mix of organized insanity and brutality built to separate Jews from the rest of Europe. The history behind the word … [Read more...] about Ghetto-ization of word “Ghetto”
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 Emmanuel Gutierrez |Staff Writer| A high school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama once considered a “model of racial integration,” has now been segregated following a ruling by their school districts. Brown v. Board of Education ruled state sponsored segregation was a violation against the “equal protection clause” of the 14th Amendment. However, school districts have overturned the ruling due to complications arising from newly constructed schools, changing school zones, and lack of funding to bus students, according to nola.com. The integration of students prioritized a heterogeneous mix of racial and cultural backgrounds, but simultaneously, students of varying socioeconomic classes began … [Read more...] about Alabama judge allows segregation of high school