LA County lacks racial integration

Sometime last week, I was walking across campus and talking with a friend about Los Angeles. The talk was engaging, but at one point he mentioned that he does not believe Los Angeles to be a particularly segregated city. His case is rooted in the fact that the city’s diversity is remarkable in terms of […]

AKA is 105 years strong

For the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), the 105th anniversary of their sisterhood is a time to reflect on the women before them and to take a moment to celebrate their friendship. “To be a part of an organization that has been around for so long means to be a part of […]

Students must engage with city

If you drive north on Vermont Avenue, beginning just west of Compton, you travel through the Latino-dominated community surrounding USC, pass Koreatown and end up gawking at ritzy homes at the base of the Hollywood Hills. Too often, however, these diverse Los Angeles communities are extremely isolated from one another. Such de facto segregation deals […]

Couples reflect racial tolerance

When my father was born in 1941 Oklahoma, African-Americans could not share water fountains or school pencils with Caucasians, let alone date them. My, how times have changed. Though it comes with its own set of problems, interracial dating has become less of a dangerous endeavor and more of — dare I say it? — […]