While America likes to fantasize itself as a melting pot that acknowledges different backgrounds, there are many ways people divide each other unnecessarily. This greatly affects how Americans view race, ethnicity and nationality. Here at Pepperdine amidst recent racial tensions, Pepperdine needs to reeducate its students and staff to find better ways to highlight … [Read more...] about Move from Races to Just the Human Race
Photo by Milan Loiacono I knew it was a problem when the birds started to sing … as I started to get ready for bed. Most everyone in my life has told me I’ll grow out of it; nocturnality is an element of youth that will fade under the strict regularity of a 9-to-5 job. But I’ve done 9-to-5, and it hasn’t gone away; more than that, I don’t want it to. It’s not a question … [Read more...] about Letter From the Editor
Art by Caitlin Roark A micro-aggression directed at the Black/African American student body took place this semester on campus. During the Theatre Department's casting of "Ragtime," a professor involved with the upcoming show handed out flyers to students with dark skin to recruit performers for the show. Students of color later voiced their feelings of confusion and … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Unmasks Micro-Aggressions
Graphic by Nate BartonMy stomach churned as I scrolled through headline after headline bashing Jews, Blacks and immigrants. The only exceptions were articles that were too busy praising Anglo-Saxon superiority. I felt sick.A few hours after the Sept. 8 edition of the Graphic was distributed, I received an email from a coworker saying we had accidentally published an ad from a … [Read more...] about Accidents Are Not Excuses
Graphic by Falon OpsahlMy boyfriend asked if he could go after him, the man staring at us. I said “no.” I knew violence was not the answer. My heart dropped. My boyfriend’s hands shook, and rage was etched into his face. We sat there with a bitter taste in our mouths and stomachs that no longer craved the food for which we had been starving just moments … [Read more...] about When Racism Strikes, Are You Ready?