Art by Jessica RagsdaleIn my memory of action and thriller films, Muslims have been the enemy. While my parents, growing up under the threat of a potentially nuclear World War III, feared thick-accented Soviet spies above all else, I grew up in fear of women in hijabs and of suspicious men talking on cell phones and looking meaningfully (and obviously) at American soldiers.This … [Read more...] about Remember the Other Victims of 9/11
Image by Falon Opsahl Editor's Note: This article was originally published in a special section on race in the Graphic. Time and time again, I find myself being a part of, or witnessing, a conversation about race that involves people of color getting angry and the other side, the majority, becoming defensive. When that happens, the conversation ends and absolutely … [Read more...] about Let’s Turn Race into a Conversation, Not a Debate
Photo Courtesy of Haley VideckisJudge Dean D. Pregerson held the scheduling conference for the Videckis v. Pepperdine University case Thursday at the United States Courthouse in Los Angeles."The court set a trial date, as the parties requested, of May 23, 2017," the plaintiffs' attorney Jeremy J. Gray wrote in an email.It has been almost two years since two female former … [Read more...] about LGBTQ+ Federal Trial Date Scheduled
Photo courtesy of Haley Videckis The next trial date for the discrimination lawsuit against Pepperdine, a case in which University staff members allegedly discriminated against two student athletes suspected of engaging in a homosexual relationship, will be determined at a scheduling conference on March 3, according to the United States District Court. As mentioned in a … [Read more...] about Videckis v. Pepperdine University trial moves to Federal Court, opening new doors for LGBT community
“I’m just not attracted to Asian men,” she says. “But to each their own, right?” I freeze. This is hardly like preference towards ice cream flavors, I think. This is personal. However, upon second thought, even when it comes to ice cream flavors American polls consistently show preference towards vanilla. In her attempt to make me feel better, she adds, “But I think Asian … [Read more...] about Dating or Discriminating?