Microaggressions are a reality at UC Berkeley. It’s time to stop ignoring them

CAMPUS ISSUES: A recent message from Chancellor Carol Christ drew the community’s attention to a widespread issue. Now it’s time to act

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Last week, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ released a statement in response to recent microaggressions directed at Chinese American faculty members on campus –– But this isn’t an isolated incident. If UC Berkeley students and staffers truly want to be “woke,” they need to unpack their internalized biases and recognize their own prejudices. All community members must hold themselves accountable for calling out harmful and discriminatory comments to create an inclusive environment.
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Students should gather to rally against Brett Kavanaugh

On Oct. 4 at noon, students, faculty, workers and community members should rally against Brett Kavanaugh on Sproul Plaza as part of a national day of action. President Trump is attempting to install Brett Kavanaugh, a right-wing judge, on the Supreme Court, which would make him the fifth member of
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Your body, your voice — your choice

2 cents on 2 sides

I lost my virginity when I was 14 years old. But before I could bask in the glory of fulfilling my sexual needs, or even process the act, the gossip about me spread around school as quickly as pink eye at a co-op orgy party. In a predominantly white, upper-middle
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Project serves at-risk Mexican youth

The first thoughts that came to mind were, “What if I get lost in the woods during a hike and I get eaten by wolves? Or what if they make us shower in groups and there’s no stalls or curtains?!” My fifth-grade teacher had chosen the top four students in
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Freedom restrained

CAMPUS ISSUES: The stay-away injunctions issued to Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protesters are a premature punishment for possible crimes.

Every UC Berkeley student has experienced stress juggling midterms, relationships and jobs. Few, though, can imagine a world where every moment they spend on campus is shaded by the pall of potential arrest. 12 of 13 Occupy Cal protesters being charged with misdemeanors for their alleged actions on Nov. 9
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