As the sun sets on Black History Month, there are still things people must remember year-round when it comes to Black voices. Black individuals — whether here at Pepperdine or across the nation — need to be supported, heard and not tokenized to make white saviors look good.
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Senior Alicia Oumsang said she learned the term “model minority” after seeing an infographic on Instagram in summer 2020 that discussed how the myth drives a wedge between Asian and Black Americans. Oumsang said while the idea of grouping Asian Americans as the “model minority” may seem positive at the surface level, it is important people learn just how harmful the myth is.
Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, commemorates Robinson’s prominent role as one of the first Black baseball players to play in Major League Baseball. The biographical film “42” captures Robinson’s first season in the MLB.
Pepperdine libraries hosted Brenda Stevenson in a lecture for the Larry Donnell Kimmons Memorial Lecture Series in honor of Kimmons’ death. A Pepperdine Department of Public Safety officer shot Kimmons in 1969 and Pepperdine has hosted memorial events for the past five years.
Over the summer, social media and streets rang with the sounds of protests against injustices. Now there is silence — how does one continue in allyship with the Black community?
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, Greek groups had to decide what being a part of a Greek organization is really about.
Racial and social justice movements persist in professional sports, and athletes and leagues are hoping to be leaders in this movement using their platforms.
Seaver faculty used Sept. 8–9 as a time to reflect and engage with students about police brutality — and the recent shooting of Jacob Blake — through a strike, the Jericho Challenge and A Night to Listen.
Pepperdine alumni in the journalism industry share how they’ve been working during the pandemic.
Despite mass cancelations due to coronavirus, the music industry has found new ways to connect with fans and continues to impact pop culture by supporting movements like Black Lives Matter.