Thursday, November 28, 2013
On November 21, 2013 Freshmen Logan Beaschler, Joseph Bomgardner and Colin Warren students at San Jose State University,were arrested and charged with a hate crime and battery. They tortured a black student who shared a dorm room with. For three months. The three white students hurled racial slurs, put up Nazi imagery in their dorm room and even went as far as to clamp a U shaped bicycle lock around his neck. They nicknamed him “three fifths”, referring to person the colonial-era U.S. government used to count slaves. These three white students had to learn their behavior from somewhere. Was it at home? I can’t believe this went on for three months. Why did this black student let these three white students do this to him for so long? I understand sometimes you have to turn the other cheek but come on! If you don’t put a stop to a racist they will take it to a level where your putting your life is in danger. Racism is alive and growing stronger in this world. For all of you who are in denial and say I’m not a racist you’re the main ones to worry about. Hey how about this, “Can We All Just Get Along” we’re all human beings.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan hit the eastern coast of the Philippine Island leaving in its wake death and destruction. The official death toll as of Tuesday November 12, 2013 is 1,774 and climbing. This is so sad! Not only are the people trying to survive destruction Typhoon Haiyan. They have to deal with landslides that were trigged by the Typhoon. Help is slow coming. Doctor in Tacloban reported that there are 1,000 of people with cuts, bruises, lacerations and deep wounds that need medicine. The survivor are not getting the help they need fast enough. The Philippine communities in the bay area are having fundraisers to raise money for the survivors. If you would like to help contact your local Philippine community center. You can also contact your local Red Cross 1-800-733-2767 or at the link below. My prayers go out to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.