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White student unions shouldn’t exist

On March 28, UCSB’s White Student Union held its “International White Male Thanksgiving Day,” (IWMTD) or at least that was what was promoted on...

R’perspective: What I learned about white privilege

Today, like every day for the last 18 years, I woke up white. I sat through class today without being looked at as being the...

Public policy panel discusses climate change

On Oct. 29 the UCR School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development hosted a Climate Change Panel seminar at...

Statistics show how racial disparities may affect states’ livelihood

As race relations dominate the national spotlight, UCR sociology professor Dr. David A. Swanson, a distinguished demographer, released a vignette comparing the socioeconomic makeup...

Ferguson decision is only fuel to an already-burning fire

On Nov. 24, 2014, a grand jury decided against indicting police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The indictment would...

Editorial: Affirmative action not needed to improve UC’s diversity

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times — at least, for the University of California, it is. For the 10th...

Should Michael Dunn’s actions be considered a hate crime or not?

Last year on Nov. 23, a 17-year-old African American teenager was with friends while parked at a convenience store when he was fatally shot...

Racially insensitive mascots reinforce negative stereotypes

Coachella Valley High School made national headlines this past month after the high school was asked by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) to change...