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Hollywood has become more inclusive but lighter skin tones are continuously chosen over darker skin.

Hollywood’s representation issue needs fixing

Melody Mulugeta, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Minority representation is a bone that actors, directors and viewers have picked for decades. Although our society has definitely evolved from once having an aggressively racist film industry, many...

The beginning of the 2020-2021 remote school year has brought forth a new set of challenges that Cal staff and students alike have to face.

Anonymous Cal student posts racist comment during class on the first day of school

Angela Deanne Paloma and Ronnie Gogoi August 14, 2020

Cal High was once again attacked by an anonymous act of racism when a student submitted a racist comment in a virtual lesson on, of all days, the first day of school. In a letter emailed to the school...

The case of Ahmaud Arbery is an unacceptable example of injustice

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor May 19, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, left his house on Feb 23 to go for a run through his neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga. He was unaware that he was not going to return home. Something as ordinary...

Hate crimes rise after election

Brandon Victoriano, Online Moderator and Editor February 15, 2017

While President Donald Trump entered the presidency with the lowest approval rating in US history, there are still millions people who rejoice at his victory. Within 10 days of Trump’s election, about...

Freshman Lajolie Beurge addresses the student body with her poetry at the assembly.

Racism remains an issue on campus

Brian Nakajima, News Editor and Online Administrator December 20, 2016

The previous months have taken a toll on Cal High as many students, staff and parents have become exhausted by the issue of racism. Since the first instance of racist graffiti at Cal was discovered...

Teacher disturbed by racist incident

Ghalaza Niazi, Guest Writer April 10, 2014

Recently I went for a walk up the hill one afternoon. A group of middle school boys were coming down the hill. As the last four boys went past me, one of them said something with an Indo-Pak accent. I...

Racism rears its ugly head once again

Editorial February 28, 2014

Earlier this month, area high school, Carondelet, served fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, among other foods, for lunch intending to pay homage to Black History Month. While Carondelet administrators...

Racial Studies Stir Students Statewide

September 13, 2010

By Caitlin Kawaguchi Throughout California, racially-charged incidents have been popping up. Intolerance towards ethnic opposites has created a chain of discrimination, and Cal High has not been exempt. Racially...

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