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The Year in Review: 2015–2016

 

 

BY: JANYL RELLING, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief The death of Freddie Gray while in police custody and subsequent unrest in Baltimore, MD. The racially motivated mass shooting of nine parishioners at the historically black “Mother Emanuel” African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. The landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The traffic stop that lead to […]

 

 

Acknowledging Sanism

 

 

BY: MARLON BAQUEDANO, Editor-in-Chief Elect There’s a stigma associated with it. We have to remove it. Mental health is no different than any other disease. You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It happens. And people at any age who have it deserve access to treatment, quality treatment, quickly. And we, as […]

 

 

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The Year in Review: 2015–2016

 

 

BY: JANYL RELLING, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief The death of Freddie Gray while in police custody and subsequent unrest in Baltimore, MD. The racially motivated mass shooting of nine parishioners at the historically black “Mother Emanuel” African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. The landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The traffic stop that lead to […]

 

 

Acknowledging Sanism

 

 

BY: MARLON BAQUEDANO, Editor-in-Chief Elect There’s a stigma associated with it. We have to remove it. Mental health is no different than any other disease. You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It happens. And people at any age who have it deserve access to treatment, quality treatment, quickly. And we, as […]

 

 

Quick, Cry Foul! They’re on the Come Up! – Confronting the Myth of Black Privilege

 

 

BY: TARA JACKSON Beyoncé’s Super Bowl celebration of ‘blackness’ put a dent in the hopes of some that Game Day would “be a time to escape all of the nonsense.” [1] Upon discovering that the cast of The Wiz Live was all black, many cried ‘reverse-racism.’ [2] How dare they start #BlackLivesMatter? All Lives Matter! Regardless […]

 

 

“What Political Prisoners?” – Freedom of Speech in Cuba

 

 

BY: TABATA FREITEZ ARTEAGA On March 20, 2016, history witnessed the first sitting U.S. President’s visit to Cuba since the Cold War.[1] Even before landing in Cuba, President Obama greeted the Cuban people with a warm tweet, reading: “¿Que bolá Cuba?” However, only 5% of the Cuban population has access to the Internet, which is […]

 

 

The Fallacy of a Post-Racial America

 

 

BY: SYLVIA FRANCA In 2008, America elected its first black president. “It seemed so heady – such a landmark moment in racial justice.”[1] The election of an African-American to our highest political office was alleged to demonstrate a triumph of integration.[2] Americans of all stripes were justifiably proud when the country elected President Barack Obama, […]

 

 

 

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