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‘Angelica’ discusses relevant societal issues surrounding racism

Last Friday’s CineCulture screening featured a film that examined racism through the lens of a woman who faces it within her own family. The film, “Angelica,” centers on an aspiring fashion designer, named Angelica, who left New York City to ...

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‘The Hate U Give’ is a masterpiece

A #1 New York Times Bestseller. A William C. Morris Award for a debut author writing for teens. An Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production. A Printz honor. A Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor. A film adaptation. “The ...

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Get Out: A Cut Above

    Jordan Peele’s Get Out was quite a change of pace from his usual comedic endeavors that he is generally known for.  Although many of the themes of racism and class struggle were still present they were much more nuanced and ...

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Turn post-election fear into determination

A week ago, the nation was presented with news many did not expect – come Jan. 20, Donald Trump will become president. Emotions flew high whether people supported Trump or not. A few hours before the election results were announced, ...

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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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Maná and their Latino Power Tour brings more than just music

The mexican rock band, Maná, besides beginning the night with one of their most popular songs Manda Una Señal from their album Amar es Combatir, contributed surprising and informational content. Their presentation demonstrated the geographical area of Mexico and The ...

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EDITORIAL: Donald Trump is going to get us all killed

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Collegian would like to remind its readers that this story is an editorial — which is an opinion. This is not a news story. There is clarification here. Trump’s America is the Fourth Reich. This phenomenon of Trump ...

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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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University’s diversity recognized with weeklong event

Fresno State is recognizing diversity on campus by holding the second annual Cross Cultural Celebration Week, a weeklong event celebrating different cultures that make up the campus community. Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, assistant director for student involvement at Fresno State, along ...

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Saying ‘all lives matter’ dismisses black lives

Why do we say Black Lives Matter? Because in our society, historically and presently, they haven’t, and don’t. That is not to say that they shouldn’t. They do. What it is saying is that the current society holds little regard ...

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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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Witnessing Institutional Racism

“None of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island case, and yet the outcome is exactly the same. No crime, no trial. All harm, no foul.” – Jon Stewart With a clenching jaw, I ...

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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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The GOP is not racist

“The issue of race and American politics,” Glenn Thrush and Donovan Slack wrote in a recent Politico article, “never far beneath the surface during Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign, is making a loud, overt and surprisingly early appearance in the 2012 presidential race.” What evidence do Thrush and Slack present to make their case?

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Racism: An enduring problem

Throughout history the human race has plastered our world with racism and discrimination, which has led to hate.

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Dressing up stereotypes

A week after the largest protest staged at California State University, Fresno in nearly 40 years took place, activists staged a smaller demonstration Wednesday in protest of racially insensitive Halloween costumes.

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For Halloween, celebrate and relax

This Wednesday, exactly one week removed from the walkout that marked the biggest on-campus protest in nearly 40 years, another protest was held on Shaw Avenue south of the Save Mart Center.

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