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

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.

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.

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

Tamara Willams, 26, 2020  Virtual Graduation Commencement Speaker

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 and recalls racist incidents towards her by FHDA police officers and a De Anza counselor. Tamara Williams, 26, recently graduated from the De Anza College...

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

Timeline of the Umoja program at De Anza

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 known as the Sankofa Scholars, began in 2008 with a pilot, and then was officially launched in 2009....

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 college research and chair of the college planning committee, said the plan aimed to prevent succes...