There have been many controversial issues this year when it comes to race.
The news has shown riots, killings and other situations stemming from racial issues.
The Collegian is addressing these issues through this package. The pur- pose is to start an open discussion about race issues in America.
As part of that conversation, these stories will sometimes cite sources by race, with their permission.
This isn’t typical of our coverage of the Delta College campus. Our staff felt it necessary, though, to show var- ied opinions.
Delta College is a diverse college with students willing to be open in discus- sions about race, racism and the current state of color politics in the country.
“I’m disgusted about racism. We’re human beings and we should all be treated equals,” stated Jimmy Cao, who is Vietnamese.
Hispanic student Raul Dominguez said race shouldn’t matter.
“It should be abolished because every- one is the same in God’s eyes,” he said.
Jorge Gonzalez, another Hispanic student, agreed.
“I feel it’s a lazy mentality you’re gen- eralizing a group just for not getting to know the person better,” said Gonzalez.
Marcus Smith, who is Caucasian, said racism is taught.
“I feel it’s something that shouldn’t exist and it’s off of what parents teach
their children,” said Smith.
The students interviewed said rac-
ism exists, but definitions for it are dated from history.
Some people aren’t as racist as once upon a time in American history.
Dewuan Johnson points out the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight as a point of race contention.
“We take to many things personal when it comes to race,” said Dewuan Johnson, who is African American.
Assumptions cause conflict.
Conflict will rise and people are go- ing to be affected in some way form or fashion.
“I feel racism shouldn’t be a factor for anything,” said Dillon Amidas, who identified himself as of Indian de-scent.