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Sterling controversy is distraction

Everyone has been focused in on the comments made by the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling from an audio recording obtained by TMZ between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano. In the recording Sterling made racist comments about photos of Stiviano on Instagram with Magic Johnson and Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Sterling received an appropriate punishment handed down from NBA commissioner... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Tokowitz Sterling has had a remarkable amount of media coverage lately, but for all the wrong reasons. On April 25, TMZ Sports, a subsidiary of our favorite celebrity gossip website TMZ (not so much this writer, but you get the idea) released what was reportedly a racist comment made by Sterling earlier this month. Sources say that Sterling had essentially... 

Another racist case in Florida

In a trial that echoed George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin two years ago, another white man has killed a black teenager in Florida without being convicted of a murder charge. Thanks to the state’s “stand your ground” law, 47-year-old Michael Dunn, responsible for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis, was only convicted of three charges of attempted second-degree murder... 

Perry’s video only for shock value

Pop stars have some of the biggest egos in the world. Some even think that they are equivalent to a God, as we found out last year with Kanye West’s album “Yeezus.” But the one thing that is worse than when fame inflates an artist’s ego to the size of a God, is when they think they can make a mockery of one. In this case, Katy Perry’s music video for “Dark Horse” does just that. More... 

Halloween showcases its worst

Now that the candy coma stomach aches and party-induced hangovers of Halloween have subsided, it is time to look back on the mess that was made. Not the literal one you made in your bathroom on Nov. 1, but the trend of truly disturbing and inappropriate costumes that seemed to hit a horrible peak this year. It’s not news that people like to dress in offensive costumes, but this year, some of the... 

Black neighbor joke is nearing insult

On the Internet nothing seems to go better together than a charismatic, black neighbor and a meme. The most recent black neighbor to fall victim to this trend is Charles Ramsey. Ramsey made the news when he helped rescue three missing women in Cleveland, but when his newscast interview went viral, he turned into an Internet celebrity. Ramsey was eating his McDonald’s when he saw Amanda Berry, a woman... 

Students raise awareness of racism with ‘Hoodies and Hijabs’

Students raise awareness of racism with 'Hoodies and Hijabs'
Christopher Osuala, a Cal Poly Pomona senior electrical engineering major, recites his original poem, “The Unbroken Cycle,” about racism against African Americans at the “Hoodies and Hijabs” demonstration Wednesday outside Founders Hall. eveny highlighted the concern of students and faculty after the deaths of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida and Shaima Alawadi in San Diego. Leticia Arellano-Morales... 

Lecture focuses on Latino students

Lecture focuses on Latino students
Rocio Rosales, assistant professor of psychology, describes Latinos as the largest population in Southern California with the lowest frequency of college education. Her research reveals that first generation Spanish-speaking students face a high dropout rate. / photo by Cameron Barr Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Rocio Rosales, assistant professor of psychology, spoke on Monday in the President’s... 

BSU panel tackles racism, religion

BSU panel tackles racism, religion
Leeshawn Moore, BSU adviser and director of institutional research, offers opinions during a lecture on “The Help” in the President’s Dining Room, Feb. 23. She and Rev. Jeanette Williams showed clips of the movie and added commentary about each scene. / photo by Debora Escobar Mariela Patron Staff Writer The Black Student Union marked the last Black History Month event with a panel discussion... 

Racism in sports is unacceptable

Good-natured teasing and ribbing is expected between sports teams as they compete, but when racism is used to attack or belittle an opponent it is socially and morally unacceptable. During a basketball game on Feb. 3, a rivalry between Pittsburgh’s Brentwood High School and Monessen High School reached a new level of unsportsmanlike conduct when two students from the predominantly white Brentwood... 
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