George Lopez Under Fire for Racist Joke

Melody Gulliver Arts & Entertainment, News

Photo by Jason Karsh via Flickr On Saturday, George Lopez delivered a racially charged joke at his Phoenix standup comedy show. Lopez stated, “There are still two rules in a Latino family: don’t marry someone black and don’t park in front of our house.” Immediately following the joke, a woman sitting near the stage began to flip Lopez off. Angered …

Why are the #OscarsSoWhite?

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Photo by Cliff via Flickr On January 14th, the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced. And to many’s astonishment, for the second year in a row, none of the 20 categories held an African American nominee. This could not have been due to a lack of content or talent exhibited by Black actors and actresses. There were a …

Black Organizations Release Official Statement on “Kanye Western”

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  The Afrikan Student Union at UCLA released an official statement on the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi “Kanye Western” party held Monday,October 5,2015:   On the night of Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 the UCLA chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority threw a party themed ‘Kanye Western’. At this party, students were encouraged to dress …

USAC Representatives Pass Resolution to Address Racism, Supporting SJSU Activists

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In response to verbal and physical assaults on a Black first-year student by his three white roommates at San Jose State University (SJSU) in November, UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution that takes a stance against racism and to propose actions to support tolerance and diversity. The resolution adopted Tuesday, January 22, hopes to …

Editor-in-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits on Naked Black Woman

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On January 20th, 2014, Martin Luther King Day, an online magazine entitled Garage, published a photo of its Editor-in-chief, Dasha Zhukova, sitting on a chair made to resemble a half-naked Black woman. Miroslava Duma, the blog’s editor, posted the insensitive photo on Instagram, and further marketed the image as something of trending, fashionable, and contemporary art.  In the image, the …

Peggy Noland’s Shocking Oprah Dress

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Most recently, there has been quite a stir about the particular fashionable taste of fashion designer Peggy Noland. One of her graphic dresses displays a life-size image of what appears to be an unknown, and unclothed, Afrikan American female with a photo-shopped image of Oprah’s face in exchange.  There are multiple images of women and even one with an image of …

Us vs. Us: The Fist Divided

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To be a Black student on campus is to be both seen and unseen: seen in the sense of recognition as an outsider, yet unseen as the apparition of a true deserving Bruin. With this, UCLA’s Afrikan-American community should be a congregated sanctuary; even-being true, the miniature community still stands divided. Why aren’t UCLA’s Black students and student-athletes more involved …