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Social justice courses use history lessons to empower change

Asha Wilkerson, department chair of Legal Studies, and Sociology professor for the fall 2020 semester is co-teaching Introduction to Social Justice Studies (SJS 300) in a synchronous online course at American River College. The SJS 300 course is a required course for students majoring in social justice. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)
SJS 300 dives into the importance of social consciousness
September 30, 2020

Over the last couple of years, the Los Rios Community College District has gone through an institutional redesign, with a commitment to the social justice and equity of all students who have experienced...

I’m not angry, that’s just my face

Current editors (from left to right) Alexis Warren, Hannah Yates, Jennah Booth and Imani Smith are unapologetic about being assertive in the newsroom. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
May 8, 2019

“It’s cool that you can be mean to people and not care.” I’m not an unkind person, so a passing comment like this, despite its genuine intent, would typically send me into a confused panic just...

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)
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...

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