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COMMENTARY: Killing Whales…Again?

“What is the Japanese whaling industry thinking? What could they possibly be thinking that would justify moving against another species? We have seen the impact of the conscious human destruction of various species—the buffalo being a profound example—and we know that once a species is gone, there is no bringing it back. There is no ‘oops, sorry’ moment.”

Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

Some of the violations that have been reported include closed polling places, new limitations on voter registration and removal of names from voter lists. The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act while acknowledging the persistence of voter discrimination. Following the Court’s decision, which, as a practical matter, eliminated preclearance requirements under the Voting Rights Act, hundreds of voting rights violations have been reported. 

Q&A: CSUB Professor Talks About Social Justice

Ivy Cargile is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, Bakersfield. Her research focus is in American political behavior. She researches elite and voter behavior with an emphasis on the Latino community. She is interested in how Latino voters are influenced across various domains, such as candidate evaluations, public opinion about issues important to the community, and the context in which political learning occurs.

Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

“In Federalist No. 54, James Madison wrote about the chief concern of the representation of slaves concerning taxation and representation,” said Maxim Thorne, an attorney and managing director of The Andrew Goodman Foundation. “This federalist paper states that slaves are property as well as people, therefore requiring some, but not full, representation. Ultimately a decision was made to count every three out of five slaves through the creation of the Three-Fifths Compromise,” he said.

AUTO REVIEW: 2020 Toyota Corolla 

More than 50 years later, 50 million plus copies have been sold worldwide, making the Corolla the best- selling car ever. And despite a market that has turned sharply towards crossovers and SUVs, Toyota vowed not to turn its back on sedans as it introduced the 12th generation of the Corolla.

Black Historic Inspirations to Overcome

“You will go through many trials and obstacles in life and I want to tell you it’s not because of your heart but the color of your skin. But just like people before your time, you will overcome.” My grandmother told me that randomly one day when I was young, but I never really understood the severity in what she said.