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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Diversity, Equity and Identity

Tanya Faison, founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento, waves the Pan-African flag as she leads the “Reclaim MLK” car caravan parade at Sacramento State on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. BLM and the NAACP hosted a caravan parade that began at Grant Union High School then proceeded to Sacramento City College, Oak Park Community Center and ended at Sacramento State. (Photo by Keyshawn Davis)

Sac State serves as final destination for Reclaim MLK Day parade

Keyshawn Davis and Tony Rodriguez January 18, 2022
Black Lives Matter Sacramento and NAACP of greater Sacramento hosted the 7th annual Reclaim MLK Day parade and the second socially distanced car caravan.
Black Student Union Board members Kameya Turner, Leila Cormier, Chiemena Agbakwuru and Ken Wilson during a board meeting on Oct. 11. BSU will be hosting this year’s Afrikan Black Coalition conference where BSU clubs from all over California will visit. Photo by Keyshawn Davis. Photo illustration by Ayaana Williams.

To be Black and free: Black Student Union to host 19th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference

Keyshawn Davis December 23, 2021
Sac State’s Black Student Union is set to host its Afrikan Black Coalition Conference during the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the University Union. Read the preview here.
The State Hornet compiled the results of our fall 2021 audit. Our audit found that each section had over half of stories focused or centered on underrepresented communities. (Graphic by Emma Hall).

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: fall 2021 audit results, mission for the spring

Emma Hall December 17, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Emma Hall closes off the section’s first semester of content with final audit results.
The State Hornet surveyed our staff’s demographics in order to analyze where we stand on diverse representation. This semester, The State Hornet had 34 students enrolled either as staffers or editors. Graphic by Emma Hall

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The State Hornet’s fall 2021 diversity report

Emma Hall December 11, 2021
With the introduction of The State Hornet’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section, editor Emma Hall releases staff demographics and our midway audit results.
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the crowd of California Faculty Association protestors at the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Nelsen said he could not get involved in the bargaining of CFA’s contracts. Photo of Nelsen taken by John Cabales. Graphic created in Canva.

EDITORIAL: President Nelsen, we don’t accept your apology — you should resign

State Hornet Editorial Board December 10, 2021
After a semester of reporting on the Sacramento State community and its frustrations with administration’s lackluster effort toward addressing racism on campus, The State Hornet Editorial Board is proposing its solution to the problem: The resignation of President Robert Nelsen.
Sacramento State’s anti-racism and inclusion convocation was moved to Feb. 14, 2022, to discuss anti-racism on campus. The convocation was supposedly moved  due to “scheduling conflicts” according to President Robert Nelsen. Photo in background taken by Patrick Posuniak. Graphic made in Canva by Ayaana Williams.

Sac State president announces new date for anti-racism and inclusion convocation

Dominique Williams December 6, 2021
Sacramento State’s anti-racism and inclusion convocation has been rescheduled for Feb. 14, 2022, President Robert Nelsen announced via SacSend Monday. This is the second rescheduling of the event, as the convocation was originally scheduled for September 2021 and previously rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2022.
David Moore parado fuera del Salón Tahoe de Sacramento State el viernes, Nov. 12, 2021. Como uno de los único profesores Afro-Americano en la administración de negocio en Sac State, Moore dijo que él ha experienciado más “frío en aislamiento” después de hablar sobre su experiencia siendo perfilado racialmente.

‘Dejen de tener miedo’: Facultad Afro-Americano urge a Sac State a llamar al racismo en campus

David Moore, un profesor del colegio de administración de negocios en Sacramento State, termina una junta por Zoom en su oficina estrecha en el Salón Tahoe rodeado por papeles amontonados y vasos vacíos...

Enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and president of Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indians Traditions Club, Amanda Croteau, as well as members of the Native community at Sacramento State and Sacramento, discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land. Photo of Croteau taken by Chrissy Martinez. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

Looking beyond land acknowledgements: Sac State’s history sitting on Native land

Chrissy Martinez and Odin Rasco December 2, 2021
Members of the many Native communities at Sacramento State, in Sacramento and beyond discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land.
Pauline Ghost-Perez with her daughter, Wynonna. Ghost-Perez, Miwok and Oglala Sioux, says her daughter changed her life after she survived sexual abuse in foster care and susbtance abuse throughout her adult life. Now, Ghost-Perez hopes to make a difference and help children in foster care.

A Native student’s survival story turned academic journey: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Emma Hall November 24, 2021

Content warning: this episode of State Hornet Spotlight features mentions of sexual abuse, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and substance abuse  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

A Native student center will be arriving at Sacramento State in fall 2022 on the first floor of Lassen Hall. Described as a necessity by Indigenous students, the center will be reminiscent of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, providing a space for representation and belonging for Native students. (Photo by Keyshawn Davis).

Sac State to open Native American student center

Keyshawn Davis November 23, 2021
Members of the Native Scholars Program provide updates on the Native Student Center opening fall 2022.
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