Tag Archives: racism

Kaepernick Rolling Out of the Constitutional Pocket: NFL’s Restriction of Players’ First Amendment Rights

by: Nicolas Chavez On August 26, 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for sitting during the national anthem prior to his team’s third preseason game.[1] Kaepernick explained the purpose of his silent protest is to use his status as a professional athlete to bring light to the prevalence of institutionalized oppression of people of […]

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 […]

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, […]