In this year’s election, Berkeley candidates must not make empty promises

CITY AFFAIRS: Many city officials have done little to uphold platforms they ran on. This insincere rhetoric must end.

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This November, Berkeley will hold elections for several local positions, including City Council and the rent and school boards. As candidates launch their campaigns, Councilmember Ben Bartlett is doing a stellar job of demonstrating precisely how they should not behave. When Bartlett was pulled over by a Berkeley Police Department
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UC Regents must address discrimination on campus

How many sex discrimination and harassment complaints against the University of California does it take for the UC Board of Regents to understand that it has a very serious problem on its hands and take action? I am a longtime plaintiffs civil rights and employment attorney in Oakland and a
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International students at UC Berkeley: A hidden struggle

Like many other students around the world, I dreamed of studying at one of the world’s most prestigious and renowned universities — UC Berkeley. When students see the enormous financial burden their families will carry for four years, that dream quickly turns into thin air. With living and university expenses
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A bedroom masquerade

Sex on Tuesday

This column was originally published in the April 5, 2011 issue of The Daily Californian. Everyone wears a mask to bed. Personality is multifaceted. It is fluid in the way that it is never exactly the same around two people, that it reveals itself only partially at best. And yet, during the potentially
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UC Berkeley needs to be efficient about confronting problematic building names

CAMPUS ISSUES: If administrators seriously value diversity and inclusion on campus, they must face UC Berkeley’s racist legacy.

It has been more than 2 ½ years since a committee was first formed at UC Berkeley to review building names that have roots in racist and oppressive histories. So far, not a single name has changed. People of color at UC Berkeley continue to study, work and teach in
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Recent UC student workers contract is regressive

In late August, UC student-workers across the state saw one of the most regressive contracts in a decade take effect. To make matters worse, this atrocious contract was embraced by some in the leadership of the UC Student-Workers Union, or United Auto Workers Local 2865. And the process of contract
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Crossing the line

Off the Beat

Over the last few months of writing a weekly column about my mixed background, I’ve realized how proud I am to be biracial in spite of the occasional sense of exclusion. I’ve talked about what racial categories mean to me, discussed the feeling of being excluded from my Algerian side
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People’s Park is a historical monument worth fighting for

In a letter to UC Berkeley alumni published in the summer 2018 issue of California Magazine, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced her intention to build student housing on People’s Park. We, the undersigned members of the People’s Park community, object to these plans. Our park, the People’s Park, was
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