Category: Opinions

EDITORIAL: Seeing is believing during Chauvin trial

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Ever since the horrific beating of Rodney King was captured on video, Black and Brown Americans have wondered what it would take for the judicial system to hold police accountable.   Despite the recording of King’s beating at the police’s hands, a jury acquitted three of the officers and deadlocked on

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OPINION: Onslaught of conservative legislation targets LGBTQ+

By Julio Rodriguez “Our ignorance is weaponized to pass laws that hurt people,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.  The history of this country is tainted with racist and bigoted laws that have been in place since its inception. That unfortunate tradition continues in the modern-day United States.  Arkansas and South Dakota have taken it upon

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OPINION: Voter suppression rampant, country needs to take action now

By Paul Quick The Republican Party is mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore. What is the “it,” you ask? The “it” is losing statewide and national elections due to minority voting in historically Republican states. It appears that the last straw was the highly publicized loss of two senate

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OPINION: One man’s ‘bad day’ is their daily

By Elaina Kleven It took the Atlanta Spa Shooting to finally shine the light on anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes and the discrimination they face daily. The terrorist attack on three Asian-owned spas killed eight people: Delania Ashley Yang, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michaels, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Suncha

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nobody’ dad breaks bad

By Alyssa Aldrete Bob Odenkirk has taken a beat down for the last 11 years. After several stints in the sketch comedy world during the late ’80s and early ’90s, Odenkirk struck gold in 2009 with his Emmy-nominated character Saul Goodman, a shifty lawyer that often finds himself at the brunt end of violence, courtesy

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MOVIE REVIEW: Live adaptation of ‘Tom and Jerry’ falls short of expectations

By Stephanie Arenas Longtime fans of the “Tom & Jerry” franchise have been disappointed and heartbroken. What began as a 1940’s animated cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera transformed into an entire franchise of spin-offs, video games and even movies. A more recent adaptation of the two characters was the premiere of

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OPINION: Community must organize, advocate to see progressive results from Biden administration

By Julio Rodriguez With the election of President Joe Biden came a unified sigh of relief: President Donald Trump was gone. I was working my shift at a local windows company the morning it happened, alongside people from all walks of life. My coworkers lived in Perris, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Hemet and all over the

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EDITORIAL: RCCD campus reopening plans lack discourse

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board When students, faculty and staff are expected to adapt to an online environment, open lines of communication are crucial. Language and messaging during COVID-19 must be clear and definitive. But the Riverside Community College District has blundered its messaging on the topic of the year: the return to in-person instruction.

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OPINION: Vaccination hesitancy in Black community justified

By Paul Quick Some are becoming increasingly aware that African Americans are wary of the recently approved vaccines that promise to restore some sense of normalcy to their and all Americans’ lives. It is especially concerning considering how COVID-19 has ravaged our communities. Blacks often lack access to quality health care and are more likely

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MOVIE REVIEW: Disney’s newest release ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ doesn’t disappoint

By Sigifredo Macias Being in quarantine now for a year makes you wonder if you should really spend $29.99 to watch an animated Disney movie. And the answer is yes, if you have kids. If you don’t have kids, even better. Although not the perfect Disney movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon” is an interesting

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