What’s in a Label?

By: Anthony Tran During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Raven-Symoné, an actress who rose to fame after stints on The Cosby Show and Disney Channel, spoke out against the use of labels with respect to her sexual orientation and her race. After being asked by Winfrey about her sexual identity and same-sex relationship, Symoné made…

Some perspective on the Chinese Americans’ sentiments toward SCA5

by Sean Deng In California, a bill aimed at restoring affirmative action in California’s public university admission process has encountered strong oppositional responses from the Chinese American community. The bill, titled Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (SCA5), was introduced to repeal California Proposition 209’s ban on considering race as a factor in California’s public university…

Lights, Camera, Race: Racial Inequality in Hollywood Castings

by Waleska Suero When The-Girl-Everyone-Can’t-Stop-Talking-About, Rooney Mara, was cast as Tiger Lily in the upcoming film, Pan, once again people couldn’t stop talking about her; only this time, talks turned sour. The casting decision sparked outrage all over the Internet, resulting in an online petition with over 7,000 signatures asking Warner Bros. to “stop casting…