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Docking Paychecks: The High Cost Of Working As A Port Truck Driver

On average, port truck drivers who are classified as independent contractors earn less than minimum wage after deductions. VoiceWave’s Crystal Niebla follows a California worker in Long Beach who says … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

The film industry and where I fit in as a young woman

An aspiring film director reflects on her introduction to the medium, her growing awareness of gender discrimination in the industry, and her determination not to let that stop her ambition. … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

School systems are failing students of color

How good is a school system that rewards students for perfect attendance and but gives little support for the young people who struggle each day to get to school and … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rejecting guidelines on transgender bathrooms puts all students at risk

Kern School Board trustee Chad Vegas recently told a local news site that he would not comply with the Obama Administration’s recently issued federal guidelines requiring that schools allow transgender students to … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

After SCOTUS victory, the fight is far from over

Merced College student Jacqueline Hernandez explains why, even after the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right for same sex couples, there is still much work to do. Being gay in a … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

An anthology of school discrimination stories ‘speaks for justice’

Boyle Heights high school students became published authors with their first-person accounts of discrimination in school. In the writings, they explore the roots of prejudice within the history of segregated schools. “I entered the … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Judge says discrimination suit against school district can go forward

A Kern County Superior Court Judge ruled that a discrimination suit filed by Latino and African American students against the Kern High School District can move forward. The expulsion rate in district … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coachella High students open to dialogue on Arab mascot

Coachella Valley High School students had an open conversation a group that says the school’s mascot, the Arab, perpetuates negative stereotypes.  A representative from the Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living the American Dream

A Yemeni family migrating to San Leandro in 2000 found an accepting new home in the U.S., but that all changed after the World Trade Center attack.  Mid-Eastern and other … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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