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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...

‘Antiquated beliefs’ fuel political campaign

‘Antiquated beliefs’ fuel political campaign

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Mike Pence is the current governor of Indiana and Donald Trump’s Republican running mate in the 2016 presidential election. The possibility of Pence becoming vice president is one of the most overlooked catastrophes waiting to happen to the people of the United States. Pence is a staunch social and fiscal ...

Remembering dedication

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Contra Costa Community College District family has lost its most valued leader. Governing Board Trustee John T. Nejedly, 52, died in his Hilton-Riverside room on Oct. 9 while attending a community college leadership convention in New Orleans. Nejedly’s influence in securing districtwide construction b...

Coverage is proof revolution will not be televised

Coverage is proof revolution will not be televised

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Nearly eight weeks have passed since Colin Kaepernick was spotted sitting silently alone as his teammates stood for the national anthem before the third San Francisco 49ers’ preseason football game. Since then, players from various sports and all walks-of-life have joined the 28-year-old’s prot...

Snap judgments on race affects psyche

Snap judgments on race affects psyche

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Discrimination against interracial couples can have a lasting negative effect on a relationship and the  emotional well being of children born into those relationships. On more than one occasion, while playing with our son at the  playground, mothers have come up to my wife and asked how much she c...

Walking backward

Walking backward

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 6, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

"The Black Panther Party and Its Legacy: A Seminar,” missed the chance to compare and contrast the racially charged political climate that created the revolutionary party 50 years ago to present-day social movements. The event was held on Saturday in the General Education Building as part of the W.E.B. ...

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