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  • Collection: 1980-1989: Selected Items

Latinas Speak Out

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The Latina struggle is different, she is up against much more. Family ties. Takes adjustment to come to Oxy.

Understanding Black Awareness

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A common complaint among both black and non-black students at Oxy has been that black oriented activities have been attended only by black members.

"Oxy marches to honor King" - January 14, 1986

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1986 marks the first year of an observed, official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Black Student Alliance and the Reconciliation Team of the Protestant Christian Community joined together to develop the commemoration and march for King's honor. The…

Professor Matsuoka Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Matsuoka entered Oxy the same year as President Obama. In this excerpt she shares her experiences as an Oxy student in the early 1980s from the culture shock as a first year to the student activism surrounding apartheid in South Africa and…

"Pres. Slaughter to be inaugurated" -April 7, 1989, page 1, Oxy Weekly

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John Slaughter was inaugurated as Oxy's eleventh president on April 7, 1989 in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The reception was at near Keck Theater where originally was planned to be a closed reception at $100- $125 a plate, however Slaughter…

"Black student harassed by LAPD" - March 15, 1985, page 1, Oxy Weekly

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A black female student was harassed by a two Los Angeles Police Department officers near Eagle Rock Plaza in the Spring of 1985. Based on the report, the officer got out of his car and asked the student for her I.D. One of the officers accused her…

"Boesak and Tutu Visit Oxy"- Spring 1990, page 48, La Encina

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Two pages of the La Encina have been dedicated to Reverend Alan Boesak and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, two leaders in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Alan Boesak spoke in Thorne Hall and Desmond Tutu delivered a speak in the Greek Bowl.…

"Student Assaulted In Pauley: Alleged Racial Slur Generates Violence"- May 4, 1990, page 1, The Occidental

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This article depicts an on-campus physical encounter that involved Oxy students. The assault resulted from an alleged racial slur that was directed towards an African-American female student from a Caucasian male student. The African-American student…

"Forum anatomizes dorm options"- January 27, 1984, page 1, The Occidental

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This article in The Occidental concerns residence hall issues. A representative for the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Affairs, Hedy Chang, brings up the idea to start a Multicultural Annex in order to "break down racial stereotypes" and allow for…