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Test monitoring systems which use facial recognition software, have been proven to have algorithmic racial and socioeconomic biases, according to a 2019 study done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). (Photo via Unsplash)

Test monitoring systems show bias, educators look for new ways to combat changing learning environments

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges to move learning online, some professors started using test monitoring systems to monitor students while they take tests from home.  While test monitoring...

Doctors can be racist and their standing in the community does not exclude them from being responsible for their actions. Education does not give you a pass on treating others with respect. The picture on the left shows my daughter and myself, and the picture on the right is the photo the doctor saw of me. (Photo Illustration by Lorraine Barron)

Medical professionals are not above systemic racism

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor May 17, 2022

When you choose to go to school or take a job it is on you to be a productive member of society in that position. That position does not allow you to mistreat people or be dismissive.  It doesn’t...

Asian-Americans have been targeted and referred to as a “virus” since the COVID-19 pandemic started. (Photo via Pixabay)

Anti-Asian hate crimes need to stop

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against the Asian community have risen greatly in America. Acts of violence against Asian-Americans are being reported across the country each...

Deemed the worst year ever 2020 was a tough time for everyone, due to climate catastrophes, the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, and more. (Photo via pixabay)

Recapping the “worst year ever”: 2020

Madison Duong, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Looking back on the year 2020, there seems to have been more bad than good. There’s a long list of horrible things that happened in 2020, everything from natural disasters, devastating diseases, social...

Over the summer people flooded into Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento over the course of weeks to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality across America. The Black Lives Matter movement and message has been at the forefront of these protests demanding justice, accountability, and national defunding of the police. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Editorial: LRPD needs more than reformation, it needs total reimagination

The Current Staff October 14, 2020

The summer of 2020 was one most of us will likely never forget. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stopped when George Floyd was killed after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt...

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. When President Donald Trump recently called the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus,” it created a stigma towards anyone who is depicted to be of Chinese descent or any type of Asian heritage. 
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Nationwide ethnic harassment leads ARC to reaffirm their commitment to equity

Brandon Zamora March 25, 2020

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, and many people worldwide getting infected, people are becoming more fearful every day. When President Donald Trump recently called the coronavirus the “Chinese...

Beth Madigan, Administrator Assistant for the Vice president, (front) and Robin Neal, Vice President of Student Services(back), expressing their thoughts and views on the discussion at the hate and bias workshop Dec. 3, 2018 (Photo by Breawna Maynard)

Equity Programs and Pathways holds Hate & Bias Workshop

Breawna Maynard December 13, 2018

The Equity Programs and Pathways department conducted a Hate & Bias Workshop on Dec. 3, hosted by Joshua Moon Johnson, Dean of Student Services. The purpose of the workshop was for faculty and students...

An unauthorized flyer was found posted to the ticket booth at the far right side of the football stadium near Parking Lot S. At least two flyers were found on American River College’s campus on Nov. 1 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Breaking News: Unauthorized flyers found on campus

Jennah Booth November 1, 2018

At least two flyers were found this morning on American River College’s campus, each one reading: “It’s okay to be white.” One sign was taped to the gym doors and the other was posted on the...

Artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist, artist and mother of a child with Autism on a reception on the Gallery James Kaneko at the American River College on Sept. 25. The exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” is at the James Kaneko Gallery until October 18. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

From the other side of the glass: ‘Considerations Sanity in Surrender’

Itzin Alpizar October 17, 2018

The new exhibit “Considerations Sanity In Surrender” at the James Kaneko Gallery is an individualistic journey into societal struggles in which artist Haleh Niazmand reveals her experiences as an activist,...

The cast of West Side Story pose on stage, some students atop various stage props, during rehearsals on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by  Itzin Alpizar)

“West Side Story” opens fall production season

Itzin Alpizar October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

Opinion: White spaces are everywhere - including ARC

Opinion: “White spaces” are everywhere – including ARC

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...

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

Brave space tackles representation and racism in the media

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...

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