Introducing Multicultural Meanings with Celine Foreman. Words have meaning, and here is the place to learn what they mean and the impact that their meaning has on specific communities.
Although both the Black and Asian American communities share a history of struggle against racism, they are being pitted against each other due to a system guided by white supremacy. It is time for these two communities to stand in solidarity by taking the time to relearn each other’s history and culture.
George Floyd and Daunte Wright’s deaths highlight how use of force by the police can end in tragedy. Systemic changes are needed in American policing to prevent continued racism and police brutality.
Asian people in the United States have been experiencing overt racism ever since the mid-1800s. People must educate themselves on history and not use it as justification to spread hate.
There has been an exponential rise in Anti-Asian hate incidents reported throughout the United States. The Graphic stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community and our AAPI peers against anti-Asian racism and hate.
With K-pop becoming a global phenomenon — thanks to the prominence of several Korean artists such as Psy and BTS — it has allowed Korean culture to flourish throughout many industries. However, the ever-growing genre of music has also caused many individuals to essentially fetishize Korean culture — failing to look beyond K-pop’s triumph and into the more tragic side of Korean culture.
After the Instagram page @blackatpepperdine posted a story suggesting that a Chinese student was racist against a Black student, it received backlash from some Chinese students. @blackatpepperdine shows the problem of racial identity undermining the struggle for equality.
After a summer and fall full of promises to promote diversity and inclusion, upper administration needs to ensure their next move is appropriate. Pepperdine cannot truly be a home to all until campus no longer allows for a culture of complacency surrounding bigotry.
Pepperdine’s actions to promote equality must be further amplified, considering its numbers do not show any effort toward promoting a diverse community.
Seven members of the Pepperdine faculty have signed a statement responding to denouncements of Dean Peterson.