Tag: George Floyd

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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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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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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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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Riverside comes together to celebrate Juneteenth

By Erik Galicia A celebration broke out amidst nationwide protests against police brutality to honor Juneteenth at Fairmount Park in Riverside. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union forces issued the emancipation of slaves in Galveston, Texas. President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation at the start of 1863, but the Civil War

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Pro-Trump demonstration supports law enforcement in Temecula

By Jonathan Ramirez Demonstrators adorned in red, white and blue and waving American flags rallied in Temecula on June 12 in support of law enforcement and President Donald Trump. Nearly 100 protesters gathered on all four corners of the intersection of Winchester and Ynez Roads in response to the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests for

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Protests continue as hundreds peacefully march on the Riverside County Courthouse

By Erik Galicia Nearly two weeks of national protests against racial violence continued June 7 in Riverside with another large demonstration that peacefully marched downtown to demand justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Hundreds met at Fairmount Park in Riverside at noon and kicked off the demonstration with performances by local

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