The Charger Bulletin

Colorism: Enough is enough

Colorism: Enough is enough

Desheania Andrews, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

Racism has always existed, but its insidious cousin, colorism, has become rampant––especially in African American communities. Colorism is a form of discrimination in which people with lighter skin...

The number of refugees per country, as reported by the UN, in millions, as of March 5

Ukrainian crisis solidifies white “Model Refugee” motif

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor March 11, 2022

The pure definition of a refugee is an individual fleeing their home country to escape a form of persecution or danger; however, modern context has definitely divided the concept into the desirable and...

Banned books on a table.

First they came for the books

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor February 22, 2022

Then they come for your freedom, because when a subjugated class loses their ability to self-educate and communicate with each other, they lose their most powerful weapon. For “He who knows these...

If you give a bigot a cookie

If you give a bigot a cookie

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor October 12, 2021

On Sept. 17, a horrifically racist email was sent from an anonymous account to the Black student organizations on the UMass Amherst Campus. The email called for a return to eugenics, positing the inferiority...

“White Fragility” is a must-read before you can be “Anti-racist”

“White Fragility” is a must-read before you can be “Anti-racist”

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor September 14, 2021

It is a rare occurrence that one finds a book where every line is quotable and every chapter makes you reflect; however, sociologist Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white...

African American Museum in D.C. Faces Racism

African American Museum in D.C. Faces Racism

Beth Beaudry, Contributing Writer December 18, 2019

The National African American History and Culture Museum in Washington, D.C., is meant to share the history and culture of African Americans. There is a timeline going through slavery, the civil rights...

Blackface is Inappropriate and Offensive

The Charger Bulletin November 20, 2013

Submited by Editorial Class Writers: Vail Grafton, Kaitlin Mahar, Kiki Dudley, Kardelen Akkus, Anthony Tilman and Desiree Ramos. The term “blackface” is one that does not and will never sit well...

Arizona Immigration Law

Ashley McDowell August 25, 2010

From the New York Times, in April 2010, Arizona adopted the nation’s toughest law on illegal immigration, provoking a nationwide debate and a Justice Department lawsuit. On July 28, one day before the...

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