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DeVos has got it wrong on Title IX

NATIONAL ISSUES: DeVos is pushing discourse on sexual harassment backwards. The UC system and the Berkeley campus cannot be complacent.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced last week her intent to roll back current Title IX policy, threatening years of work by students and campuses to fight rape culture. National discourse about sexual harassment is moving backwards, and the UC system and UC Berkeley campus cannot be complacent. Student advocates,
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Rewind, press play

Off the Beat

Movies are my own vantage points into the past. Rather than the photo albums my mom meticulously keeps or the half-scribbled-in diaries I sometimes find around my childhood room, movies are access points from which I can tap into my past.
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UC Berkeley must commit to zero tolerance for hate

Now, many privileged communities strategically co-opt the concept of free speech to legitimize their open hatred of historically subordinated populations and to strategically disguise their prejudiced, dehumanizing ideologies as benign political opinion.
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How to train a racist

Off the Beat

We spend 12+ years learning about how we owe every modern invention, from the ranked-choice voting system to the panini press, to white people.
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letter to the editor

More comprehensive review of Berkeley housing crisis needed

In their op-ed, Igor Tregub and Marian Wolfe, members of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission, assert that “developers of market-rate housing use these higher rents so that their projects ‘pencil out,’ making the probability of more affordable rents unlikely, at least in the near-term.” The authors falsely suggest that future rents
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