In a unanimous and unprecedented decision, the California State Board of Education has rightly voted to include minority history, particularly LGBT history, in the mandatory public school curriculum across the state. The law will educate students as early as second grade on LGBT history, the community’s civil rights struggles and contributions to society.
After two years, a Canadian judge, who made disgusting, misogynistic comments toward a rape victim may finally lose his job. In 2014, Justice Robin Camp, a member of the Canadian Federal Court, presided over an alleged rape case in which he essentially blamed the young woman who was assaulted.
Only 36 percent of rapes are ever reported to law enforcement, and less than 5 percent are prosecuted according to the Justice Department. Over the past few weeks, there has been much outrage because of the early release of convicted rapist Brock Turner, after he served three months of a six-month sentence.
The Dakota Access pipeline project crossing through ancestral Native American land has been an ongoing issue since April. But it has not been until now that it is gaining the media’s attention, probably because it deals with a minority group that has consistently been neglected, and thus taken advantage of, throughout history.
Despite thoughtful analysis of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem, there has been less conversation about the politics behind it.
The coming election in November is easily the most important one of my lifetime.
From recent verdicts in some high-profile campus sexual assault cases, it is apparent that those convicted of such heinous crimes are receiving punishments far too lenient; and the lifelong trauma their victims experience is not being properly considered.
In an attempt to protect young athletes, U.S. Soccer has put in place several initiatives that took effect January 2016, addressing matters such as head injuries and banning “headers” for younger children.
After two terrible seasons with Byron Scott, it was only time for Laker fans to retaliate and see him get fired. Lucky for them, he did. But adding to the sweetness of this was the hiring of Luke Walton as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
California has taken a big step to help women across the state have more access to birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptves, without a prescription.