Posts Tagged as "diversity"

Diverse Long Beach Celebrates Its Many Holidays

Jan. 6, 2017 / By
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Long Beach communities celebrated Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and other traditions last week while, for some, the holidays continue on.

UC’s Fall Class is Most Diverse in Its History — How Did They Do it?

Oct. 7, 2016 / By
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A calculated mix of outreach, tuition relief, and easing of financial aid applications have all contributed to various record-breaking outcomes.

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq: Lots of Style, Little Substance

Jan. 21, 2016 / By
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Visually, the film is stunning. But the movie’s visual appeal means Spike Lee often puts style before substance.

Op-Ed: Gov. Jerry Brown Fails Students by Vetoing Ethnic Studies Bill

Oct. 15, 2015 / By
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Ethnic studies creates empathy through understanding. It benefits students of color and white students alike.

How I Traveled The World Without Leaving Long Beach

Jul. 17, 2015 / By
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Long Beach was named one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so I wanted to find out, "Can I see the world without stepping a foot outside of the city?"

Time to Introduce Ethnic Studies into the LBUSD Curriculum

Mar. 18, 2015 / By
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As one of the most prominent school districts in the nation and ranked among the best in the world, it is time for the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to require the teaching of ethnic studies as soon as possible.

Diversifying Environmental Movement Key to Tackling Climate Change

Mar. 9, 2015 / By
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Despite the rapidly changing racial and ethnic composition of the United States, environmental agencies, NGOs, and foundations have remained predominantly white, according to a recent study from University of Michigan.

Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

Nov. 14, 2014 / By and
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While these aren’t the only two white rappers in the scene, and certainly not the only two white musicians incorporating hip-hop into their music, some hip-hop fans are very critical about what they’re calling “cultural appropriation” of black culture.

Commentary: Why My Culture Is Not A Halloween Costume

Oct. 29, 2014 / By
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In the U.S., we are proud to call our country a melting pot of numerous world cultures. From an early age we are socialized to accept and appreciate the culture of other people, but when does appreciating culture cross the line to insult and appropriation?

Music Review: Three International Artists To Watch in Long Beach

Oct. 24, 2014 / By
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In Long Beach, I can travel across the globe without ever having to leave my city. But above all of my Long Beach cultural lessons, what I hold close is the music. These three international musicians are my top picks for fresh and creative local music.

Is Long Beach Segregated?

Oct. 17, 2014 / By
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Everyone knows Long Beach has a rich diversity, but is it segregated?

Commentary: Why Aren’t LB Music Fests More Diverse?

Oct. 7, 2014 / By
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Long Beach music festivals bring in hundreds of people to the city every summer, but one avid concert-goer in the city is beginning to notice that something about the festivals just isn't right.