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  • Collection: 1980-1989: Selected Items

"Asian Alliance"- Spring 1990, page 152, La Encina

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This is an excerpt from Occidental College's La Encina dating back to 1990. The page depicts a picture of the Asian Alliance cultural club and pictures of the demonstration that occurred to protest against Florentine Gardens, the nightclub that…

"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…

"Blackface Senior Photo" - 1983-1984, page 58, La Encina

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In the 1983-1984 La Encina Yearbook, there is a section for candid and event photos of the Senior class. Pictured in this photo (on page 58), are three senior students in blackface and dressed as Tito, Michael, and Jermaine of the Jackson 5. The…

"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.…

"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…

"Letter to the Editor: What's offensive about a servant auction?" - February 12, 1988, page 2, The Occidental Weekly

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In a Letter to the Editor, President of the fraternity Kappa Sigma Garet O'Keefe defends a "Servant for a Day" auction the fraternity held during Black History Month. This letter follows a series of Letters to the Editor involving O'Keefe and the…

"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…

"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…

"Racial Slurs" - October 6, 1989, page 2, Oxy Weekly

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This is a cartoon from the Oxy Weekly on the Opinions page.