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Sanctuary or bust

Sanctuary or bust

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Demagogues throughout history have manipulated insecurities about the economy to pass laws that violate the human rights of minority groups. President-elect Donald Trump cast blame on immigrant and Muslim communities for the shrinking middle class through the loss of low skilled wage jobs to nation...

Protests should burst onto suburban streets

Protests should burst onto suburban streets

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This week, hundreds of veterans and civilians are planning to make the trek from all corners of America to join Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota after police and private security unleashed an offensive onslaught in their direction over the Thanksgiving holiday. In ...

Experience from newspaper lays out useful habits

Experience from newspaper lays out useful habits

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Time spent at a community college is often approached with the idea of rushing through it and finishing quickly so one can go on to the next step of their educational path. But I found tremendous value in staying for a prolonged period and choosing to improve certain skill-sets I wasn’t really aw...

Bipartisan ignorance cannot quell hate

Bipartisan ignorance cannot quell hate

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

President-elect Donald Trump will head the executive branch while Republicans control the majority of seats in the Senate and House of Representatives come January. Contrary to popular belief, the Democratic Party’s greed and liberal sensitivity helped this happen more than any private donor, Republi...

Music industry manipulates artists with money, fame myth

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In our continuously troubling times of social and economic inequality, racial discrimination and police brutality, modern-day rappers and entertainers willingly turn a blind eye to the issues facing American society as they continue to exploit their fans. Even A-list artists who come from impoveris...

Trump fuels call to action

Trump fuels call to action

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Fear, anger and uncertainty grips people in cities nationwide in the wake of 60 million voters endorsing Donald Trump as our president-elect, and his policies to “make America great again.” Trump’s resounding Electoral College victory, using a platform built on misogyny, nationalism and xenop...

BART should expand line to West County

BART should expand line to West County

By Salvador Godoy, Advocate Staff

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ever since BART began operating in 1972 serving the Bay Area, the Richmond line is the only service in the system that has gone without expansion. In the early 1980s, the BART West Contra Costa Extension began initial studies to find possible ways to expand the BART system to San Pablo, Hilltop, Pinole a...

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...

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