Tag Archives: discrimination

Is Google’s algorithm racially biased? This Fresno State alumna thinks so

Fresno State alumna Safiya Umoja Noble visited campus last Friday to talk about how Google algorithms can be racially biased. An algorithm is commonly defined as a process or a set of steps that can be followed to achieve a ...

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Lecture shines light on power of whistleblowers

The Department of Social Work Education welcomed a Fulbright scholar and University of Lapland professor to the Henry Madden Library on March 15 to present a lecture about whistleblowing. Laura Tiitinen presented her lecture: “Whistleblowing in the Finnish Child Protection ...

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Fresno rallies against election of Donald Trump

Amid national unrest following last Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump to the presidency, about 500 people descended on one of Fresno’s busiest intersections – Blackstone and Shaw avenues – Saturday to join protest efforts. “We’re out here to stand in ...

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Ethics Center hosts Anti-Muslim, Arab discrimination and civil rights panel

The Fresno State Ethics Center hosted its first Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Discrimination and Civil Rights panel Thursday evening in the University Business Center to discuss the civil rights and discriminatory stereotypes aimed toward Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans. The panel included guest speakers ...

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That’s not so Raven: an open letter to a confused Raven-Symonè

Careful Raven, your bigotry is showing. Last week the former child star and panelist on Emmy-winning show “The View” made some discriminatory and outright racist comments regarding “ethnic-sounding” names. The comments were made in response to a popular YouTube video ...

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Equal pay lawsuit raging

The Women’s Studies Program hosted an event Monday, which featured guest speaker Aileen Rizo, a math consultant at the Fresno County Office of Education, who is pursuing a lawsuit in effort to receive equal pay. The lecture featured Rizo’s story ...

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‘Religious freedom’ laws help justify discrimination

The country is in an uproar over what’s happening in Indiana and Arkansas. The Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to hear a case on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, legislators are waging a war on equal rights to ...

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Groups protest denial of funding for MEChA

Protesting students, faculty and alumni challenged Fresno State’s motto “Discovery. Diversity. Distinction.” at Associated Students, Inc.’s public meeting held Wednesday, expressing concerns over discrimination against underrepresented minorities after several student organizations were denied funding.

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South Africa’s uniter dies at 95

The first black South African president, an iconic human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, died Thursday at 95.

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Sikhs Plagued by Ignorance

The attack on the Twin Towers 11 years ago left the United States in shock, and some of the outrage about the terrorism has been misdirected at the Sikh community in America.

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Lawsuit against ASI dismissed

A former employee’s lawsuit against the California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) was dismissed late last spring. Annie Tremp, the former ASI executive director, filed the lawsuit in September 2008 claiming that she had been subjected to age discrimination, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.

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Ethnic face of campus changing

Just a generation or two ago, the face of Fresno State’s student body was predominantly white. In the last twenty years alone, the ethnic face of Fresno State has changed dramatically.

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