Students discuss diversity and ‘colorblindness’

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Justice Education program hosted a panel of students who discussed the importance of recognizing diversity in our everyday lives and the media as part of the Justice Friday series. The conversation was led by seniors Taylr Davis and Courtney Lamar, junior Caylin McCallick and sophomore Alex Shambery. Lamar explained there are a lot of aspects that makeup the concept of diversity. “Diversity includes all aspects [of a person] whether that’s race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual preference, et cetera.” When asked about the validity of the term “colorblind,” Davis said that concept can be misconstrued to promote hatred.“I truly believe that if you teach people that seeing others is not about the color of your skin then yes, people can use the idea of being ‘colorblind,’” Davis said. “However, many people use it as a crutch … They use it to say, ‘Oh, I don’t see color’ but then they go off and do something racist so I feel like it doesn’t have an equal proponent.”Lamar said in order to progress as a community, the recognition of diversity is a necessity. “You have to acknowledge that someone is different than you to move forward. To get all the best perspectives, you have to acknowledge diversity and that you come from different backgrounds and have different experiences.” Shambery noted how important it is to see people as who they are, rather than labeling them by the color of their skin.“Yes, I‘m black, but just because I’m black no one should assume they know me, what I stand for or what I’ve been through just by looking at my skin tone,” She said. “I think that’s something that’s very important to think about when we talk about whether or not we believe in the idea of being colorblind.” Shambery explained how valuable having a diverse group of friends can be.“It’s amazing; it’s one of the best things in the world having best friends who are [different than] me,” she said. “I can’t imagine having only friends who are exactly like me, who come from the exact same background as me and like the exact same things that I do. That would be extremely boring and how can you grow when people are exactly like you?” McCallick said people benefit from both their personal and professional lives by engaging with diverse groups of people.“Groups that are diverse [explore] more avenues because people are coming from all these different intersections in their lives and are seeing things from different perspectives, which allows a group to solve more problems and think more creatively.”The panel also focused on the influence media has in perpetuating white culture as the norm. “I don’t watch TV often, but when I do I’m constantly appalled by the abundance of all white commercials,” Shambery said.“ I rarely see people of color. I rarely see interracial couples. I rarely see queer couples. I rarely see Muslims or Jews or disabled people. I rarely see commercials of poor black kids in America. I rarely see reports of Hispanic, of Black kids going missing.”Lamar also commented on how important it is to normalize diversity in the media“Seeing underrepresented people in the media shouldn’t be shocking … movies shouldn’t focus on stereotypical struggles of [black people], that creates a stigma about it.”Lamar said there is hope for the future and she has already seen some positive examples of diversity in modern media.“I see good influences with the Buzzfeed and Facebook videos and their incorporation of different types of people into their videos,” she said. “These videos relate to our generation, are very popular and can influence our generation into becoming more diverse and open.” The Justice Friday series takes place every Friday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in the Student Center.Tags: colorblind, Diversity, Justice Fridaylast_img read more

Cricket News Ravichandran Ashwin Takes 350th Wicket, Equals Muttiah Muralitharan’s Record

first_imgNew Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin has broken several records in Test cricket and during the Vizag match, he achieved another feat. In his first over of the fifth day, Ashwin bowled a length ball that spun back in sharply and kept low to breach the defences of Theunis de Bruyn. The wicket of de Bruyn was Ashwin’s 350th in Tests and he achieved it in his 66th match, equal with Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka. Ashwin’s feat continued his magnificent Vizag Test in which he picked up 7/145 in the first innings. The offspinner is the fastest Indian to get to 200 wickets. On the same day Ashwin picked up five wickets, his spin bowling counterpart Ravindra Jadeja became the second-fastest to 200, achieving the feat in his 44th match. Jadeja, though, is the fastest left-arm bowler to take 200 wickets in Tests in so few games.Also Read | Two Kids At Home, Books And Archaeology – R Ashwin Reveals Reason For Not Watching CricketAshwin had last played a Test for the Indian cricket team in December 2018 during the Adelaide Test against Australia. After getting injured again, Ashwin spent a considerable time on the sidelines with India playing a majority of ODIs and T20Is before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The offspinner was not included in the playing XI for the series against West Indies but was picked for the Vizag Test against South Africa. Ashwin responded by taking his 27th five-wicket haul.Also Read | Ravindra Jadeja Takes His 200th Test Wicket, Enters Elite List Of BowlersAshwin also has 27 five-wicket hauls and he is second behind Anil Kumble for the most wickets by an Indian bowler. During his time away from cricket, Ashwin had played some County cricket for Nottinghamshire and he picked up five wickets in one match. He also played some games in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.”To stay away from cricket itself was very tough for me. In order to substitute, I played whatever games I got. I tried and made opportunity for myself to go and play some county cricket (for Nottinghamshire). I tried and played the TNPL as much as I could, played some league cricket in Chennai,” Ashwin had said on the previous day after picking up his five-wicket haul. India’s last series at home against South Africa in 2015 resulted in Virat Kohli’s side winning the four-match series 3-0. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Trojans hold off Notre Dame rally in final seconds

first_imgSOUTH BEND, Ind. — After more than three hours bearing the cold, USC needed one more second, one more play and one more stand.It got all three.False alarm · USC’s defense celebrates its victory after what it thought was the final play of the game. The officials ruled that there was one second left on the clock, giving Notre Dame another chance, but the Trojans again prevented the Irish from scoring. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanThe Trojans defense held strong on three straight passes to the end zone to stave off a furious Notre Dame comeback, securing a 34-27 win Saturday against the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium.The win was USC’s eighth straight against Notre Dame. But unlike the previous three routs by the Trojans, Saturday’s game resembled the 2005 “Bush Push” game that was defined by a final dramatic drive.Notre Dame took three potentially game-tying shots at the USC end zone, from the Trojans’ 4-yard line, but couldn’t complete the comeback. With nine seconds remaining, Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph fought for a jump ball with USC cornerback T.J. Bryant in the corner of the end zone but was ruled out of bounds. On the next play, USC cornerback Josh Pinkard knocked down what he thought was the final play of the game as his teammates spilled onto the field to celebrate.But officials ruled that there was one second left on the clock, setting up USC’s defense for one final stand.“Whether we had to go back again or not, that just doubled the fun of trying to get it done,” USC coach Pete Carroll said.A pass intended for Notre Dame wide receiver Duval Kamara fell to the ground to clinch USC’s win.The last-second finish was unexpected for a USC team that had led 34-14 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish reeled off two quick touchdowns and came up with game-changing defensive plays, however, to keep the game competitive.After two straight blowout wins against Washington State and Cal, USC found itself in a similar position to the early portion of the season when it faced closely contested games against Ohio State and Washington. USC linebacker Chris Galippo called the frantic finishes the “theme of the season.”“This is the most stressed-out game I’ve had — way more than Ohio State,” Galippo said. “They just had chance after chance after chance.”USC appeared to have the game in hand at the beginning of the fourth quarter when it led 34-14. But Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen fought off a slow start to rally his team to within a few yards of the upset. The Heisman Trophy candidate connected with wide receiver Golden Tate on a 45-yard touchdown pass and found Tate again for a 15-yard score to draw the Fighting Irish within seven.Clausen finished 260 yards passing and three total touchdowns. His two touchdown passes were the first that USC’s defense had given up all year.“He’s a great football player,” Carroll said. “We’ve known that since he was 14. You’re seeing the culmination of a career and all that here.”But Clausen’s effort may have been eclipsed by USC quarterback Matt Barkley, who mirrored Clausen’s rise as a Southern California high school football legend. Barkley passed for a career-high 380 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-29 passing.The true freshman tore up a blitz-happy defense that left itself vulnerable in the secondary throughout the day. Holding onto the ball until the last second, Barkley repeatedly found his two favorite targets, Damian Williams and Anthony McCoy, for big gains.After missing his first completion of the second half, Barkley completed seven straight passes for 195 yards.“There’s no way to describe it because there’s nobody else to compare him to in our history,” Carroll said of Barkley’s performance. “He’s just so poised and so comfortable in the arena that it doesn’t really matter where we’re playing. It doesn’t affect him.”Both Williams and McCoy finished with more than 100 yards receiving on the day. Williams had two touchdowns, including a 41-yard jaunt on a screen when an unsuccessful Notre Dame blitz left the Fighting Irish undermanned on the perimeter.“I already knew I had [the touchdown] by the time I got the ball,” Williams said. “It was three-on-two and that usually works out for us.”Carroll highlighted penalties and a lack of forced turnovers as two of the biggest reasons for the Trojans’ inability to close out in the fourth quarter. USC forced four fumbles but did not recover any of them.The Trojans committed eight penalties for 70 yards but were flagged frequently in the second half at critical junctures. Senior safety Taylor Mays and redshirt sophomore defensive end Malik Jackson both earned personal foul penalties on the final drive to shorten the field for the Fighting Irish.“I really think without the knuckleheaded 15-yarders that kept moving the football, we were going to be OK,” Carroll said of the final drive.For a Notre Dame team whose last five games have all been decided by seven points or fewer, the failed final drive was devastating.“We just were hoping that we would score, and when we didn’t, it was like someone drove a knife into our hearts,” said Notre Dame linebacker Brian Smith.The frigid weather and close finish may not have been to the Trojans’ liking, but the atmosphere served as an initiation into a storied history for many of the players.“I kind of understand now why this rivalry is so big,” Barkley said.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard gives away 1 million backpacks to school children

first_imgKawhi Leonard loves the kids.The NBA star recently teamed up with the Clippers Foundation and non-profit Baby2Baby to give away one million backpacks to school children in need. 𝐁𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭. @kawhileonard returns to his Moreno Valley elementary school to kick off donating one million backpacks to SoCal students!— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019MORE: Clippers hiring Tyronn Lue as Doc Rivers’ top assistantHelping level the playing field across SoCal. @kawhileonard and @baby2baby surprise all of 107th St. Elementary with backpacks on the first day of school!— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019The day was extra special for the two-time NBA Finals MVP, as he returned to his former school, Cloverdale Elementary, to make the announcement.  “My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court,” Leonard said. “This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former Elementary School, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special.”It’s bigger than basketball. #ThisIsWhyWePlay— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019The backpacks were given to every student in the Moreno Valley Unified, Inglewood Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, according to a press release from the Clippers.Leonard signed a three-year, $103 million deal with the Clippers in July.last_img read more

Wellington boys end season with 67-46 loss to Mulvane

first_imgMulvane 67 Wellington 46Mulvane 16 17 21  13 — 67Wellington 15 11 11 9 — 46Scoring: Mulvane – Daleney 2, Lampe 28, Dempsey 21, Price 10, Brown 2, Daramus 2, Baker. Total 16 (6) 17-18 67. Wellington – Gilmore 2, Phelps 7, Reichenberger 5, Baker 8, Nance 16, Daugherty 8. Total 13 (2) 14-19 46. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The great thing about post season basketball is also the aggravating thing about post season. It comes down to one night. And if it isn’t your night… it’s over.The Wellington boys basketball team season came to an unceremonious end with a 67-46 sub-state loss to Mulvane in Rose Hill. The Wildcats had the hot hand. Wellington did not. Mulvane opened with a 16-15 first quarter advantage and expanded the lead to 33-26 at the half.Then the Wildcats went off on a 21-11 run in the third en route to a 67-46 victory. Mulvane’s Guner Lampe was red hot tonight scoring 28 points for the Wildcats including 17 in the second half. Collin Dempsey had 21.The Cats was outstanding at the free throw line going 17-of-18 for the game.Wellington seemed snake bit at times especially in the second half – making untimely unforced turnovers.Trevor Nance led the Crusaders with 16 points.It most certainly was an up and down season for the Crusaders especially down the stretch. Wellington won six games in a row and won the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic for the first time in years in an outstanding basketball game against Kingman.Wellington would go on to win three more games including these same Wildcats 60-43 at their place. But when the winning streak came to an end it really came to an end. Wellington would lose its final six games and ended the season at 9-12. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Littleone · 335 weeks ago So sorry but the team is still a winner. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more