Articles Tagged With ‘Race and Ethnicity’




There’s a sinkhole in my chest

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER, Salty waves burn my cheeks – boiled by the seething rage in my gut. I was 16 years old when four black girls were blown to bits in their Birmingham church. On the day I became... (Continue reading)

Race relations on the mend in California, poll finds

A recent poll of voters across the state indicates that Californians believe race relations are improving, but racial discrimination remains widespread. [LA Times] Nearly two-thirds of participants in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll said they believe race relations are... (Continue reading)

Playing the racist card

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Are two members of the Oceano Community Services District Board trying to stop the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District from performing a managerial audit by attempting to connect citizen volunteers to dozens of racist... (Continue reading)

EXCLUSIVE: Former sanitation plant manager tied to racially charged emails

By KAREN VELIE More than a dozen emails laced with racial epithets and allegations of wrongdoing have been sent to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District over the past six months from an IP address belonging to a... (Continue reading)

Chinese immigrant gets posthumous California law license

The California Supreme Court posthumously granted a law license to a Chinese immigrant on Monday. [Mercury News] California denied Hong Yen Chang a license to practice law nearly 125 years ago. Chang graduated Columbia Law School and received a license... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police hit with racial discrimination suit

Grover Beach resident Rayvell Snowden Jr. is suing the Pismo Beach Police Department in federal court, alleging officers racially discriminated against him in a 2012 burglary case. Officers arrested Snowden, a 44-year-old African-American man, following a burglary of about $12,000... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles police arrest hundreds of Ferguson protesters

Protests following a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for a fatal shooting have spurred arrests across California, including hundreds in Los Angeles. [LA Times] On Monday, the grand jury opted not to indict officer... (Continue reading)

California bans government display of Confederate flag

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits state government agencies from selling or displaying items containing the Confederate flag. [Mercury News] Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton authored the bill after his mother saw replica... (Continue reading)

Attack outside Mid-State Fair deemed a hate crime

A 25-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted an African-American man while yelling racist remarks outside the California Mid-State Fair last week. [Tribune] On July 20 shortly after 10 p.m., Ernest Martin, 50, left the fair and was walking... (Continue reading)

Chumash Casino pulls sponsorship of LA Clippers

The Chumash Casino Board announced Monday it is pulling its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team following racist comments attributed to the team’s owner Donald Sterling. Sterling is alleged to have made negative comments about African Americans while... (Continue reading)