Social Justice

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Social Justice was never something that I was consciously aware of. I was fortunate enough to grow up in an environment where I just thought of myself as a person, not necessarily a person of color (POC). I am Mexican and Portuguese and that was where my thinking ended. I was proud of my bac…

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My name is Ricardo Friaz, and I was an undergraduate and graduate student at Stan State from 2006 to 2014, as well as an instructor from 2015 to 2017. I am currently a PhD student and employee in the Philosophy Department at the University of Oregon, which is a program I was granted admissio…

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When I first graduated and left Stanislaus State to begin my career as a reporter at our local paper in 2016, I knew I would cover some of Turlock’s most historic moments. However, nothing could prepare me for what 2020 would bring just four years later.

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As the states open back up because of a pandemic and our timelines on social media go back to how they used to be before the death of George Floyd, it is important to remember that although things seem normal, they aren’t. They’re far from it, actually. 

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The Signal will be covering and updating news surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement bi-weekly. Updates will be posted every Wednesday. 

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California is known for being diverse. With a population breakdown of 39.3% Hispanic or Latinx, 36.8% White, 15.3% Asian, 6.5% Black or African American, 1.6% Native, and 0.5% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, it’s definitely home to people from all walks of life. Here in the Central Valley,…

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Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, a lot has been happening in our country. On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was now an uprising of voices calling for dramatic, but much needed societal change. Aside from us both believing in the Black Lives Matter Movement and all it st…