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America’s so-called inclusive melting pot is lacking some vital ingredients

Kristi Doan, Staff

April 19, 2017

I never really understood what it meant to look or be “too Asian,” but I spent my entire life avoiding that epithet. Vietnamese was my first language, and my dad took pride in me retaining it as I was struggling to be bilingual in my English as a second language classes. Not only was I struggling verbally, I was strugg...

PRO/CON: The con; what were they thinking?

Ashley Navarro, Features Editor

February 16, 2017

The day of the election, I woke up early to drop off my ballot. It was the first presidential election I was able to vote in. Despite not favoring either candidate nor the candidate of my party, the Libertarian party, I voted for who I thought would protect my basic human rights along with millions of others. That night I...

Editorial: it is time to end government-sponsored discrimination at blood drives

Editorial Staff

April 20, 2015

Every semester Cosumnes River College welcomes BloodSource onto campus in order to spend two days collecting blood from students who wish to donate. Their most recent visit to the campus was on April 14 and 15. Most students and faculty are able to walk right into the BloodSource buses, roll up a sleeve and go about their...

Discrimination continues to divide society

Tracy Gilkerson, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

Several decades after the civil rights movement, there is still the illusion that there is a  superior race.  It behooves me to think what Dr. King, Malcolm X and others who fought so hard for equality would say about today’s society. We have become so politically correct about equality that I feel that the pendulum is...

Offensive products ignored until holidays

Johny Garcia, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

In today’s society, we openly question many politically incorrect Halloween costumes. This year it is the “Sexy Anna Rexia” costume, which makes light of a serious illness. Unfortunately, there are many items that continue to offend people on a year-round basis which are ignored or go unnoticed by the majority of...

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