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Corporate media groups undermine democracy

Corporate media groups undermine democracy

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When accurate journalism is under attack, public awareness is the first casualty. Broadcast news organizations like CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Telemundo, Univision and FOX News ceded accurate and responsible journalism to focus on conflict, misinformation and increasing profit in their coverage of the 2016 p...

Highly visible acts of defiance magnify issues

Highly visible acts of defiance magnify issues

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Protestors against the President-elect Donald Trump stood outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore during last week’s primetime Thursday Night Football game between the visiting Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. Football fans had to make their way through hundreds of protesters to make it in...

Underrepresented groups to remain on the fringes

Underrepresented groups to remain on the fringes

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the eyes of millions of marginalized groups, a vote for Donald Trump is a vote for racism, misogyny, xenophobia, Islamophobia and the separation of undocumented people from their families. The people of the United States of America, who had the privilege of voting, have spoken and have chosen ...

Trump lied his way into office, will fail

Trump lied his way into office, will fail

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump is set to become the next president of the United States after winning the election on Nov. 9. Only one week has passed since the election and it is already clear that Trump intentionally tricked the Republican voter base into believing he was anti-establishment. Supporters of Trump gave him their ble...

Campus community ignores LGBT+ issues

Campus community ignores LGBT+ issues

By Michael Santone, News Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Contra Costa College has an outside perception as being a diverse, unified community college that embraces and accepts everyone from all walks of life. But as you start to peel back the layers, you begin to expose a core community that is underrepresented and even ignored. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgende...

Solidarity over profit

Solidarity over profit

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Brutal police actions at Standing Rock, North Dakota threatens further oil contamination of natural fresh water supplies and devalues human rights of protesters. The unjust treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters by a militarized local police force protecting private interests has garnered ...

Undocumented residents should be able to vote legally

Undocumented residents should be able to vote legally

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

For me, being a law-abiding resident means accepting second-class status, without the right to vote. But this is unacceptable. As an undocumented immigrant I am seen by this nation’s government as a criminal, without any right to vote legally. The only way I could vote is through the “back door...

Buried Fees need use

Buried Fees need use

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The Associated Student Union’s Grant for Support program at Contra Costa College faltered this semester before it could process a single application due to a lack of commitment by members of the ASU, Student Life Coordinator Joel Nicholson-Shanks said. Nearly every student in the Contra Costa Com...

Privilege is skin deep, culture is key to love

Privilege is skin deep, culture is key to love

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Race has been one of the most talked about and controversial news topics in America since 2009 and the killings of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, which brought race inequality to mainstream media. Being a 19-year-old, with very light skin and hair, who was born in America to Mexican parents is an odd si...

Hold your nose and vote for freedom

Hold your nose and vote for freedom

By Benjamin Basham, News Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

In this election, Hillary Clinton is the chosen face of the enemy. She represents the political hegemony, the corporations, the lobby groups, the foreign powers, and the corrupt institutions of our own country that slowly steal our ability to even resist them. Regardless of his dubious policies and nox...

Stand up for your ideals

By The Advocate, Editorial Board
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

Our democracy has been compromised. We are living in a time in which the best presidential candidates our primary election process could produce are a lying career politician and a corrupt real estate mogul. It is the most important election cycle in our history as a nation, and we are told to vote...

Lack of empathy disrespects all Native Americans

Lack of empathy disrespects all Native Americans

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

This week on television, feathered headdresses and face paint accompanied the beating of war drums in a show of solidarity against an outside invader intent on denigrating historically sacred soil, the deceptively named Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians major league baseball team. The 20...

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