Police policies affect people of color disproportionately

The NAACP has always operated using the principles of emotional intelligence and civility; accordingly, I will continue to encourage all people, police and citizen alike, to think about what’s in their and the communities’ best interest before they act. Citizens must always question unjust acts and challenge bigotry; however, I will encourage people of color to respond in a measured and tactical manner that reduces the possibility of them being harmed which will further erode the already fractious relationship that far too many citizens of color have with the Berkeley Police Department (BPD).
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Income inequality assymetric

It’s official: The topic of income equality is in vogue. From researchers to cable talk show hosts, from policy makers to civic leaders, it seems like everyone is talking about the economic disparities between the affluent and the low- to middle- income earners in the United States. In fact, recently,
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The missing black students

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley’s dearth of African American students is out of sync with our values and alienates members of our community

Today’s inauguration ceremony is an opportunity for Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. He will have the ears of the campus — professors, students, administrators and many other members of the community. To take full advantage of this opportunity, however, Dirks should take the time to reflect on the values and diversity of our campus and on who makes up our community.
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VIDEO: Berkeley Juneteenth

The Berkeley Juneteenth festival commemorates the date of the last state to emancipate slaves.