The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a landmark piece of civil rights legislation intended to enforce the 15th Amendment to the Constitution by forbidding states to obstruct the voting rights of any American citizen, regardless of their race or color. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case from Shelby County, Alabama which challenges Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Though a final decision on the case could be months away, the justices appear to be leaning 5–4 against Section 5.
ESPN’s Jeremy Lin gaffe was regrettable, but ESPN doesn’t exist in a cultural vacuum. Society made their insensitivity possible.
Speakers, faculty and administrative personal come together in “Breaking the Silence” forum to discuss issues of hate and bias on the UCSC campus.
The Rainbow Theater presents the plays, “The First Seed” and “Captivated” that touch on several controversial social issues such as sexism and ethnicity. Although they both tell stories in a different perspective, they share a common message that anyone of any race or gender can relate to.
In light of graffiti on a bathroom wall in Cowell College with the message “STOP the invasion kill a Mexican!” students mobilized in protest of racism on campus and underscored the need for an ethnic studies major at UCSC.
Last week inside the Louden Nelson Community Center, concerned citizens gathered for the first of many “Unity in our Community” public peace forums. The Community Center seemed hardly large enough to hold the group of at least 120 people that attended. Prospects for seats looked grim before the welcome ceremony even began.
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversy; in fact, one might call it his lifeblood. He is a notorious presence on the airwaves for his outlandish comments, devised, at least in part, to keep his name in the headlines while pulling in more listeners.