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Discrimination lawsuit against LAUSD

Discrimination lawsuit against LAUSD

Two anonymous notes were shoved inside James Anthony Scott’s locker, one scrawled with a gay slur on an orange paper leaf. The other warning him to get out "OR DIE!” Scott, 16, sued the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for their lack of response to bullying...

My message: Give colored people a better life

My message: Give colored people a better life

Dear future president, Please do not forget about the vast number of Latinos who live in poor conditions. I’m honored to live in a country where every race has a chance at the opportunity to make a better life, but lately, many Americans have been blinded by...

Stop the hate

Stop the hate

Islamophobia (N.): dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force. Fourteen-year-old Tala Qasqas, sophomore, struggles every school day as a girl who is trying to receive an education, but finds it conflicting when people, like her...

What changes bring

What changes bring

Change. Sometimes when we hear the word we can sometimes are frightened by it. If there were things that I would change about myself they would be to make myself a better person, how I respond or approach the situation rather than being irrational about it. Most...

What changes bring

I’m the change for myself and community

One concrete step I am going to take to better myself is to be more independent. I am independent, but not at the point where I can do everything on my own. I have been dependent on others because I thought I couldn't do it by myself. I need to learn that everything...

Trump: Through the lens of minorities

Trump: Through the lens of minorities

As you stared at the television screen, hoping America would take a step toward acceptance and equality, and away from racism, sexism, and xenophobia, the colors slowly turned bright red. This was a red that stirred fear of hate crimes and bigotry within minorities, a...

Laverne Cox narrates a history of trans resistance

Laverne Cox narrates a history of trans resistance

In a collaboration featuring contributions from a pantheon of potent activists and creatives, acclaimed actress Laverne Cox narrates the struggle for trans rights that have spanned decades, and the nurturing and resilient community that has emerged from the fight. The...

What changes bring

Blaze Bernstein and an intolerant society

Blaze Bernstein was a college student attending the University of Pennsylvania. He was currently on winter break when he messaged Samuel Woodward and who later picked him up. Eight days later, the 19-year-old's body was found in a shallow grave in Orange County's...