Re: On the firing of a “tenured UC professor”

The University of California Board of Regents dismissed a professor from the Riverside campus named Rob Latham after his student issued a formal complaint alleging him of sexually harassing that student with the comment “ride you hard,” and distributing drugs to other students.

If a heterosexual man had made the exact same statement, no lewd implication would ever have been inferred.

-Rob Latham


The University of California Board of Regents dismissed a gay professor from the Riverside campus named Rob Latham.

One of his students issued a formal complaint alleging him of sexually harassing that student with the comment “ride you hard,” as well as distributing drugs to other students.

The Hearing Committee dismissed the original charges of “flagrant, serial sexual harassment,” and instead charged him for his recurring “psychological illness.”

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Re: Abolish ICE? Please don’t.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was established 15 years ago in response to the 9/11 attacks.

People want to abolish ICE because of Trump’s immigration policies.

Before the U.S. had a Department of Homeland Security (DHS), immigration was managed by the Department of Commerce first, and then the Department of Labor next.

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Quick Thoughts: Media Literacy Should Be Taught To Children (and Parents)

Kids (and, surprisingly, babies) nowadays have their hands on smartphones, tablets, computers, and/or gaming systems with social media sharing. They’re exposed to much more information than I ever was when I was a kid! (I’m a post-millennial, by the way.)

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Re: Scarlett Johansson Stepped Down from A Transgender Role for A Movie

At first, I was one of those people who was extremely against Scarlett Johansson acting as a trans-man in a movie. But now that I think about it… I’m kinda split down the middle.

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Black Woman Arrested For Climbing the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day

I can understand why police officers arrested her.

A lot of people visit Ellis Island, and I believe that you have to purchase expensive tickets to access the crown.

…And I do know that the original torch of the statue was removed because of a bombing attack.

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…How in the world did she get on the Statue of Liberty?

(The first half of this blog post will be about my reaction to this article, while the second-half will focus on my reaction to another article about the same incident.)

(Right now, I’m assuming that a lot of people are defending that woman’s actions like the author of that article.)

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News Reporters and Journalists Definitely Need (More) Protection / Reaction to Capital Gazette Attack

My initial reaction to the Capital Gazette shootings on June 28, 2018 (before the shooter was identified): “Is this a ‘Charlie Hebdo-like’ attack on American soil?” Yesterday (July 2), I saw the video below and was shocked to hear what Jim Cavanaugh said about the shooter: he was posting tweets about Charlie Hebdo (4:14).

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Thoughts on BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, “Square Up” Comeback

I decided to make a separate post about Jisoo because my tone is gonna be different for her. Despite how I wasn’t satisfied with BLACKPINK’s four new songs, I was super-duper impressed by Jisoo’s improvements.

When I saw the MV for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du”, I thought that Jisoo’s vocal lines really stood out to me. In my opinion, her voice sounds more pleasing than Rosé’s now, and more mesmerizing than Lisa and Jennie’s vocals.

I honestly thought that the “Square Up” album would have solo songs for each member to showcase their vocals. If the album was formatted like that, then I probably would’ve appreciated the album more.

Anyways, back to Jisoo… Her dancing has also drastically improved. Her dancing seems to compliment everyone else’s dancing now; the other three members have been pretty good dancers since their debut.

If Jisoo continues to improve herself as a YG performer, then she just might exceed 2NE1’s Dara. I love Dara, but she (like ANY OTHER ARTIST), has flaws and weaknesses – she’s not a great dancer, but her visuals are one of the (and perhaps the ultimate) best in the K-Pop industry. Jisoo is often compared to Dara because of her stunning visuals, but also how she didn’t quite have strong vocals to showcase when she debuted. Both Dara and Jisoo really do justice to the visual role, and work hard to perfect themselves as performers.