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Deafening sound of discrimination

Off the Beat

From the first moment I witnessed someone laughing at my father for his deaf accent, I realized people could be incredibly cruel. And I quickly learned that life wasn’t fair. My father was born deaf and didn’t grow up in a deaf community, so he struggled to communicate with hearing
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‘A new form of censorship’: Protect your local newspapers or they’ll disappear

NATIONAL ISSUES: Local papers are closing their doors across the country, and residents have the power to stop this epidemic

Last month, the East Bay Express laid off its entire editorial staff — except for one editor.
Unfortunately, this represents a national trends in which local newspapers in the United States are collapsing at an alarming rate, leaving many communities without essential news coverage.
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UC Berkeley needs more courses on domestic violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was the “permanent federal response” in efforts to decrease the occurrences of violence against women while providing the necessary resources and care to alleviate the stress of the situation. For 24 years, the act has served as a reminder that domestic violence is no
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We must protect Temporary Protected Status

Since 1990, the Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, program has provided legal and humanitarian protection to immigrants in the U.S. fleeing natural disasters, war and political unrest. At the end of 2017, President Trump threatened to terminate the TPS program and deport more than 320,000 TPS beneficiaries already living in
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Model Minority

Cal in Color

Seared into my memory is the first time I fought with my friends. We were in ninth-grade world history when my friend offhandedly joked, “Yeah, but Rona’s Asian and has a big house, so she wouldn’t get what we’re going through.” “Excuse me?” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
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