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San Francisco State University student Toshiar Green addresses a crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the California State Capitol steps in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 23, 2018. Sac State students reveal how police brutality and the massive media coverage reporting it has impacted and affected their mental health. Photo in background taken by Emily Rabasto. Graphic created in Canva.

Black Sac State community, therapist discuss psychological impacts of police brutality

Chrissy Martinez and Michael Eskridge June 7, 2021
Ever since George Floyd was killed by now-convicted police officer Derek Chauvin, the conversation about police interactions with Black people has been prevalent in the U.S. Sacramento State students voiced their concerns regarding police brutality and how the media coverage affects their mental health.
Sacramento State’s Division of Inclusive Excellence announced that Sac State students, employees, faculty and administration are allowed to choose their gender pronouns that are displayed on their Student Center and profile pages. The State Hornet compiled this FAQ about pronouns and LGBTQ+ inclusivity at Sac State. (Photo by Kayleen Carter.)

FAQ: How to add your pronouns to your Student Center

Estefany Nuñez May 19, 2021
Sacramento State’s Division of Inclusive Excellence announced that Sac State students, employees, faculty and administration are allowed to choose the pronouns that are displayed on their Student Center and profile pages. The State Hornet compiled this FAQ about pronouns and LGBTQ+ inclusivity at Sac State.
(Left to right) My-Thy Nguyen, Marietess Masulit and Yee Thao discuss their experiences dealing with anti-Asian racism due to xenophobic rhetoric tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Hornet spoke with members of the Asian American community at Sac State about what they have experienced since the start of the pandemic. Photos courtsey of Nguyen, Masulit and Thao.

Asian Sac State students, faculty share experiences navigating racism during the pandemic

Estefany Nuñez May 7, 2021
With the increase of anti-Asian targeted attacks tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, The State Hornet spoke with members of the Asian American community at Sac State about their experiences with anti-Asian racism during the pandemic.
Sacramento State's only Black professor in the college of business administration, David Moore (left), and political science professor Robert Oden (right) speak at a teach-in on systemic racism in higher education for the California Faculty Association on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. At the virtual event, Oden said President Robert Nelsen was negligent in not sanctioning the professor, Sanjay Varshney, for what he did to David Moore. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Professor calls for President Nelsen’s resignation amid systemic racism at Sac State

Mercy Sosa, news editor April 30, 2021
Sacramento State's only Black professor in the college of business administration, David Moore, spoke at a teach-in on systemic racism in the university for the California Faculty Association on Tuesday.
Annette Reed, Tolowa Dee-ni', sits as chair of Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State. Working at the university since 1998, Reed previously served as director of Native American studies at Sac State. Photo courtesy of Annette Reed.

Native American ethnic studies chair recounts higher education journey

Emma Hall April 13, 2021
Annette Reed, one of 18 Native American faculty members at Sacramento State, has become a mentor and inspiration for Native American students at Sac State.
(Left to right) Jeannie Wong, Chi Vang, Seunghee Wie and Yee Thao spoke about the surge of anti-Asian attacks at Sac State’s virtual Stop AAPI Hate event on March 30. This event comes after the mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16 that killed 6 Asian women, which also provoked national dialogue about anti-Asian racism. Screenshots by Emma Hall.

Sac State AAPI community members respond to nationwide anti-Asian attacks

Emma Hall March 30, 2021
Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty, staff and students are calling for change following the Atlanta shooting on March 16 that killed six Asian women, as well as the increase in anti-Asian attacks.
From left to right, peer mentors Alexis Jimenez, Ashley Jeffers, and women and gender studies department chair Dr. Sujatha Moni discuss inclusivity in the women’s studies department at Sacramento State. The department celebrated its 50th year anniversary this year. Photos taken via Zoom.

Women’s and gender studies students and faculty reflect on department’s 50th anniversary

Estefany Nuñez and Skyler Lacey March 29, 2021
Sac State’s women’s gender studies department was one of the first programs of its kind in the United States when it was first established October 1971. Faculty and students spoke with The State Hornet to share their thoughts on the department’s 50th anniversary.
Andrea Ritchie discusses police violence, mass incarceration, and criminalization through the perspective of Black women and women of color in a Sac State virtual event Monday, March 8, 2021. The event was held in celebration of Women’s History Month and the 50th anniversary of the women’s studies department at Sacramento State. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Attorney and activist Andrea Ritchie talks police violence against women of color

Diego Tejeda March 8, 2021
Activist and attorney Andrea Ritchie discussed the rising rates of female incarceration, the death of Breonna Taylor and police misconduct against women of color in honor of Women’s History Month.
Environmental science professor James W. Reede stands outside the University Union’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic Feb. 8, 2021. Reede was raised by his community activist mother who worked alongside many prominent civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Belafonte and A. Phillip Randolph.

Environmental studies professor reflects on experience with civil rights movement

Estefany Nuñez February 26, 2021
Sac State environmental studies professor James Reede said he will never forget seeing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King sitting in his mother’s living room. Read about his experience with the civil rights movement.
From left to right, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina are Black politicians that have risen in prominence in local and U.S. politics. “Rep. James Clyburn” by SEIU International is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. “Kamala Harris” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo of Carroll Fife courtesy of City of Oakland's website. Graphic made in Procreate.

Sac State Black community reflects on Black leadership’s impact in politics

Sydney Roll and Jacob Holden February 19, 2021
Black Sacramento State students, an alumnus and a professor reflect on the rise of Black political figures.
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