Tag: Black Lives Matter

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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Viewpoints excels at National College Media Convention, awards show

Staff Report Viewpoints took home a total of 15 awards, including two national awards, at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 20. News Editor Cheetara Piry was also re-elected Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California president. The staff placed second in the Associated Collegiate Press National Best of Show for their print

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Riverside City College implements plan to combat anti-Black racism

By Jennipher Vasquez A group of Riverside City College faculty took part in a professional development training with San Diego State University faculty in the summer of 2020 to participate in a 10-point plan to address racial injustice and anti-Blackness on college campuses.  The 10-point plan, created in response to George Floyd’s killing, was introduced

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EDITORIAL: Law enforcement must be held accountable for Ernie Serrano’s death

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner in New York City, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hector Arreola in Columbus, Georgia, Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin in Phoenix, Arizona, Rodney Brown in Cleveland, Ohio. Up to 70 people have said those words before dying in police custody, according to The New York Times.  And

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Riverside City College prepares for new CSU requirement

By Cheetara Piry Riverside City College is working to include an ethnic studies discipline in its catalogue by fall 2021 despite a state-imposed time crunch. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the ethnic studies requirement for California State University graduation into law Aug. 17, making California the first state to do so. The CSU Board of Trustees

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Series Review: ‘Social Distance’ reflects reality of our new normal

By Kyiesha Chavez This year has been a strange year to say the least.  With the pandemic putting everything at a standstill for the past seven months, sometimes it’s difficult to remember anything besides COVID-19. Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” encapsulates this strange time perfectly.  Set in the first few months of the shutdown,

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Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump rally confront each other downtown

By Erik Galicia The vitriol of some of Donald Trump’s supporters was put on display in downtown Riverside when Black Lives Matter activists responded to a rally in favor of the president Oct. 18. At one point, Black Lives Matter activists Junior Vilchiz, Azley Tellez Rivera and Kai King walked over to the pro-Trump demonstration

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Opinion: Black Lives Matter organization disingenuous

By Diego Lomeli The United States of America is more divided now, in 2020, than ever before. We turn to the news and what do we see? Rival factions layered in either makeshift or military grade body armor fighting in the streets of our nation.  As amusing as it is to consider American police officers

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Editorial: Voting is especially crucial this election

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Statistically, the 18-24 age group has been the least active in voting since 1964.  According to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau report, America’s youngest voters have moved toward less engagement over time. Voting rates among the 18-24 age group dropped from 50.9% in 1964 to 38% in 2012. The numbers

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Opinion: Sudden recognition of Black lives insincere

By Ashley Hayner The color black is salient among many, now anyways. Whether you agree with it or not, at one time you’ve heard the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” But it wasn’t until after George Floyd’s death May 25 that people worldwide began taking real notice as to why Black lives matter.  I say this

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