UC Berkeley must join students in fighting for increased diversity

CAMPUS ISSUES: Students have been doing the heavy lifting to improve diversity for years. Now, UC Berkeley must pick up some of the load

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Students have been saying it for years. And now, a comprehensive study is backing them up — UC Berkeley is not a welcoming place for students of color. The report, released by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, ranked UC Berkeley the lowest of all UC campuses
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Being Muslim and Black at UC Berkeley

I am Muslim. I am Black. I am a Woman. It’s important to remember that our identities aren’t defined by one group but rather multiple factions. This intersectionality is what makes us individuals. At UC Berkeley there is a lack of Muslim students and even fewer Black students, making it hard to find a solid community.
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In harrowing times, students can turn to each other for support

CAMPUS ISSUES: Sessions is simply wrong to dismiss the importance of counseling at a time in which college students encounter raw, targeted and blatant racism on a regular basis.

There’s been one major silver lining in the last week. In the face of unprecedented harassment, fear and discomfort, students have rallied around each other.
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Building on a history of action

Amid historic lack of resources for Black students, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center provides safe space, services for Black community

It has taken more than two years of organizing rallies, marches and demonstrations for the Black Student Union, or BSU, to obtain a five-year contract for the Hearst Field Annex space with a $30,000 annual stipend to pay for its programs.
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