Online Words Have Real World Outcomes

Mignon Combs Opinion

There is no accountability for online hate speech. A person can post cartoons of lynchings, spout Nazi rhetoric, deny the Holocaust, and call Mexicans rapists, and their social media account will likely go unchecked. Their actions online, though, do not exist solely in series’ of ones and zeros. The implications of online hate rhetoric are felt in the real world, …

Voting For Inclusivity: The Ongoing Fight For Black Education

Melody Gulliver Archive

Photo via Flickr The Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that every citizen has the right to primary and secondary level education, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality. Although higher education is not funded by the federal government, the government is responsible for creating policy framework and administering appropriate oversight. Therefore, university and college admission should be determined by merit, …

Newsflash: Pro-Black Is Not Anti-White

Domonique Hamilton Archive

Photo by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr Recently, Black artists like Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar have made very prominent statements showing pride in their African American roots and raising awareness of pertinent problems within the Black community. However, for some reason many people have taken offense to their performances. These people, a majority of the Caucasian descent, have taken to social …

Is There Still a Need for Black History Month?

Brian Griffith Archive

Photo via Flickr “Either you want to segregate or integrate,” said Stacey Dash expressing her feelings about Black issues in America today. Recently, the  infamous Ms. Dash has been receiving a lot of attention for her outspoken declaration that things like BET and other “Black only” award shows are no longer needed at this time. She even goes as far …

Producer of “Dear White People” Visits the Bunche Center

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This last Thursday, I was given the opportunity to attend an info session with up-and-coming director Justin Simien and the talented producer/writer Lena Waithe at the Ralph J. Bunche Library. I was fairly excited to meet the masterminds behind the highly anticipated film, “Dear White People,” to hear them speak about their motivations for creating the project, and what sort …

Mass Incarceration: Slavery By Another Name

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The Afrikan Student Union at UCLA currently exists to promote, protect and serve the social, educational, and political interests of people of Afrikan descent. On Tuesday, February 4th, ASU Administrative Staff introduced a resolution to UCLA’s Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) urging it, the UCLA Foundation, and the UC Regents to divest from corporations that have investments in the two …