Presidency and race collide in 2008 election

November 19, 2008 1

Barack Obama’s election victory was a bittersweet pill for many people in this country.

All Americans can take pride in and celebrate the Obama presidency as a symbol of progress in the struggle for equality and civil rights.

African-Americans remain judged on skin color

November 19, 2008 0

I am a young woman in my senior year of college, who is proud to be African- American.

There have been many times in my life where people and the media tried to make me feel like I was less of a person because of the color of my skin.

A two-sided view of choice

November 19, 2008 0

An Independent writer and political activist states that any rational human being would not only protect a human child but also not disregard women’s rights to abort.

Pro-life: Any human being who supports enslavement of women towards their “unwanted” child.

Protests against Proposition 8 get ugly

November 12, 2008 29

Apart from the momentous selection of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States, another significant, yet less noticed news event took place on Nov. 4.

The voters in the state of California passed a ban on gay marriage. The ban known as Proposition 8 overturns a recent decision by the California Supreme court that stated same-sex marriages were afforded the same rights and recognition as heterosexual marriages.

From Halloween costumes to Santa and his reindeer

November 12, 2008 1

Every year Christmas seems to rush upon us; advertising and marketing for Christmas force us to feel this way.

Just two weeks ago, three days after Halloween, I started to see Christmas advertisements. That is crazy! What happened to Thanksgiving?

Election of Obama sparks racisms flurry in minds of many

November 12, 2008 1

As people in the United States, and in fact the whole world, gathered to hear the results of the election, some were happy and some were disappointed. Of course, those who supported and voted for John McCain were upset and let down. On the other hand, Barack Obama fans rejoiced in their victory. Obama’s victory in this election is historic for African-Americans and is something that should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, from what I have seen around campus and from what I have heard from others, some people decided to take the road of racism when referring to Obama.

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