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‘Hands Up’ don’t shoot

“7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments” On Sept. 30, Fresno State’s University Theatre had its opening night for the first production of the school year, Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments. Directed by Professor Thomas-Whit Ellis, Hands Up is a play written ...

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Frat shows that racism lives

Did you know we live in a post-racial society? Well, it’s true, right? We have a black president, so racism is over. It turns out some people didn’t get that memo. By now, everyone has heard what happened in Oklahoma ...

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Violence and rioting weakens the message of peaceful protests

America is drowning under a racial divide. Some people are shouting “racism” while others shout “reverse racism.” Although this is an ongoing ordeal, it has come back to the forefront of the national conversation as a result of the police ...

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Pastor recounts Ferguson protests

Eleven days after the Aug. 9 death of black teen Michael Brown, protesters marched down one of the streets near the Ferguson, Missouri, apartment complex where he was killed – including several Fresno pastors. Brown’s death at the hands of ...

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Ferguson racial tensions resonate in Fresno

Although Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 2,000 miles away from the Valley, the Fresno area has ties to the incidents that have unfolded – from people joining in on the protests to a history packed full of similar racial undertones. The ...

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Campus experts weigh in on social media activism

Before cable television outlets could break news of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., at the hands of a white police officer, there was already a mass buzz on Twitter – intense debate on racial injustice that spurred the ...

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