The American River Current

Black Minds Matter hopes to spark dialogue about students of color

A banner for the Black Minds Matter event is set up next to the Black Lives Matter display shown in the Student Center at American River College on March 6, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

March 28, 2019

American River College hosted a Black Minds Matter workshop March 11 that was designed to shed light on the issues that young black men face in the world of education. The workshop used the public coursework of author and social scientist Jonathan Luke Wood, who is a proponent of uplifting men of c...

Opinion: “White spaces” are everywhere – including ARC

Opinion:

Shiavon Chatman

September 26, 2016

  Imagine being alone in a place where there was no one who looked like you or understood your experiences. Imagine having a conversation with someone who assumed the actions and behaviors of people who looked like you and made predictions about the way you conducted yourself. Being a...

Brave space tackles representation and racism in the media

A subgroup of students participate in discussion at a brave space meeting on March 31. (Photo by Allante Morris)

Shiavon Chatman

April 6, 2016

American River College hosted a brave space meeting Thursday, organized by the members of UNITE. The event primarily focused on the importance of representation for people of color in the media and the presence of racism in film and television. Brett Spencer, a UNITE community intern, warned the audience...

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