The American River Current

Nationwide ethnic harassment leads ARC to reaffirm their commitment to equity

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. 
(file photo)

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 Virus,” it created a stigma towards anyone who is depicted to be of Chinese descent or any type of ...

Equity Programs and Pathways holds Hate & Bias Workshop

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)

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 to listen and discuss how students deal with hate and bias, on and off campus, and also thei...

Breaking News: Unauthorized flyers found on campus

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)

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 ticket booth on the right side of the football stadium, near Parking Lot S. ARC’s Public Informa...

Opinion: “White spaces” are everywhere – including ARC

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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...

Opinion: With race, there’s no such thing as color blind

Some might think it's better to not see race, but this means not seeing racial realities. (Photo Illustration by Allante Morris)

Shiavon Chatman

April 4, 2016

When one claims that they are “color blind” when it comes to race, they believe they’re doing a great service to people of color, but claiming to be colorblind can mean not seeing someone’s identity and experience. When one says they are color blind, this means they fail to notice skin col...

Holocaust survivor pays tribute to the family that saved him

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed speaks at a college hour Tuesday. Malmed is the author of 'We Survived...At Last I Speak,' in which he recalls his experiences hiding in German-occupied France in the 1940s. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Jordan Schauberger

November 12, 2015

Update, Nov. 24 at 12:59 p.m.: This article has been updated to include that Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver said in an email that he could not attend the college hour featuring Leon Malmed due to "academic obligations." Students, faculty and staff gathered in a packed music hall at Ameri...

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