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  • Collection: 1980-1989: Selected Items

"Slaughter: Bigotry Not Behind Us" - October 7, 1988, page 3, The Occidental Weekly

On October 8th, 1988, the Los Angeles Times published an Op-Ed piece by newly appointed President Slaughter. The Occidental Weekly reprinted President Slaughter's article. In the piece, President Slaughter illuminates the rising issue of diversity in…

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

"Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Issues" - May 18, 1983, Faculty Notes

In April of 1983, a report was released by the Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Issues (and reproduced in the faculty minutes from May 18th, 1983. President Gilman appointed the committee in 1982 amid growing concerns over diversity. The Committee was…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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.…