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San Jose residents highlight police brutality in the Bay Area as they celebrate Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

Kevin Nguyen, Reporter | April 29, 2021
When former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for the murder of George Floyd on April 23, residents gathered in downtown San Jose to draw attention to police brutality in the Bay Area.
Black Lives Matter protesters fill the streets of Santana Row in San Jose to demand justice for the death of former San Jose State University student Gregory Johnson.

Black Lives Matter supporters fill Santana Row, demand justice for Gregory Johnson

Manveen Kaur Anand, Reporter | October 7, 2020
The chants of “Being Black is not a crime!”, “F--- your privilege” and “Black power!” filled the streets of Santana Row in San Jose on Oct. 2, at a Black Lives Matter protest over the death of former San Jose State University student Gregory Johnson.
Tamara Willams, 26, 2020  Virtual Graduation Commencement Speaker

2020 commencement speaker calls out college for ‘hypocrisy’ on racism, discusses police harassment

Kathleen Quinn, Former Editor-in-chief | August 21, 2020

De Anza College’s commencement speaker for the 2020 graduation said she believes the statements about anti-racism from the college are insincere, as she recently recalled racist incidents towards her...

Timeline of the Umoja program at De Anza

Umoja faculty, students unsupported, unheard by De Anza College administration

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn | August 20, 2020

De Anza College faculty members and students claim they have felt no support for the Umoja program from upper administration, leaving Black students isolated and not invested in. The program, formerly...

De Anza College five-year plan failed to close the success gap or recruit Black students

De Anza College five-year plan failed to close the success gap or recruit Black students

Kathleen Quinn, Former Editor-in-chief | July 28, 2020

Five years later, De Anza College’s “Education masterplan 2015-2020” has failed in its aim to recruit Black students and decrease the success gap at the college. Mallory Newell, supervisor of...

Former De Anza College professor faces backlash after posting about ‘negative experiences’ with Black students, faculty

Former De Anza College professor faces backlash after posting about ‘negative experiences’ with Black students, faculty

Annalise Freimarck, Editor-in-chief | July 27, 2020

A De Anza College student confronted her former professor over social media in early June for making a public post on Facebook, expressing that he has had negative experiences with Black students and faculty...

Phillip White's twitter statements against the Black Lives Matter movement in December 2014

SJPD officer who made anti-BLM remarks, won’t be back at De Anza College

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn | July 21, 2020

Phillip White, a San Jose police officer who got in trouble for sending antagonistic anti-Black Lives Matter tweets in 2014, has been back at De Anza College to help with the basketball team since that...

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