OPINION: Gangsta rap is not the problem

The recent murders of rap artists are connected via structural violence, gun laws, over-policing and systemic poverty — not via the contents of their music, argues David De Souza PO ’24.

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Despite widespread faculty support, CMC president delays Racial-Ethnic GE proposal

Professors at Claremont McKenna College began working on a Racial-Ethnic General Education (GE) proposal following George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. But, two years later, the fate of whether the GE will be implemented remains uncertain. 

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Lights, camera, casting: Unpacking race and representation on ‘Bridgerton’

Because of its inconsistency with discussing race and culture, season two of “Bridgerton” continues the first season’s failure at genuinely portraying a post-racial society, argue Sridha Chadalavada PO ’24 and Anuradha Krishnan PO ’24.

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The 5 to the 10: Wait, this is not Los Angeles — how white flight created the LA suburbs

Have you ever wondered why Claremont is so white? Southern California columnist Cassidy Bensko unpacks the white flight that created Los Angeles suburbs and the local politics that aim to keep them white.

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Author Hanif Abdurraqib speaks on correcting the record of American music at Scripps Presents

Poet, essayist, culture writer and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib chatted about his new book, “A Little Devil in America,” inspirations, forgotten history and more at Scripps Presents.

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