Articles Tagged With ‘Race and Ethnicity’




Cal Poly student pleads not guilty in threat case

A Cal Poly student accused of sending a death threat to the leader of the SLO Solidarity group has pleaded not guilty. Charles Raymond Bird, 20, is charged with one felony count of criminal threats and a hate crime enhancement.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student faces six years in prison for Facebook threat

A 20-year-old Cal Poly student faces a maximum of six years in prison for allegedly sending a death threat to the leader of the SLO Solidarity group, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Charles Raymond Bird... (Continue reading)

Hundreds attend pro-Islam rally in SLO

About 200 people attended a rally in San Luis Obispo in support of the local Muslim community. Attendees included pastors, rabbis and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill. [Tribune] The rally took place Friday afternoon at the Mosque of... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student arrested for threat to diversity leader

University police arrested a Cal Poly student Friday for sending a death threat to the leader of the SLO Solidarity student group. Hundreds of students, faculty members and even Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong joined SLO Solidarity in pro-diversity rallies... (Continue reading)

Diversity group, Cal Poly president march together

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong marched Thursday alongside a student group threatening his job. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and supporters marched in solidarity with the cause “Cal Poly is no place for hate,” according to the university. Matt Klepfer,... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly diversity leader gets death threat

The organizer of a new Cal Poly student group calling for diversity and inclusivity on campus received a death threat. [KSBY] On Monday, the SLO Solidarity sent a list of 41 demands to Cal Poly administrators. Group organizer Matt Klepfer... (Continue reading)

California student paper gives ‘safe space’ to minorities

In response to protests over issues pertaining to race, the student newspaper for California’s Claremont Colleges is offering ink and an unfiltered voice to people of color. The editorial board of “The Student Life” made the announcement earlier this month.... (Continue reading)

South County billing dispute erupts with allegation of racism

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Amid a discussion on a multi-month billing dispute that is pitting South County cities Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach against the Oceano Community Services District, an elected official stormed out of a board meeting, alleging she was... (Continue reading)

Senators say California must dump Donald Trump

Ten state senators all calling on state-run enterprises, private businesses and individuals in California to stop investing money with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom they accuse of racism and hate speech. On Wednesday, Sen. Isadore Hall, D-Compton, along with... (Continue reading)

Latinos surpass whites in California

California’s Latino population now exceeds its white population, recently released census figures show. [LA Times] As of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos lived in California. California’s white population, as of last summer, was 14.92 million, according to the... (Continue reading)