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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Speaking out against microaggressions is essential to prevent alienation, improve school environment

Speaking out against microaggressions is essential to prevent alienation, improve school environment

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor May 19, 2023

In SELF, students learn about microaggressions and ways to identify and speak out against them. Despite the efforts of the curriculum, however, they continue to go unaddressed on campus. Microaggressions are dangerous to marginalized communities, as they normalize stereotypes, deem them as “outsiders”...

Offensive humor perpetuates stereotypes, normalizes harmful student behavior

Offensive humor perpetuates stereotypes, normalizes harmful student behavior

Ellie Yuan, Social Media Editor May 19, 2023

Comedians such as Trevor Noah and Chris Rock are often praised for both bringing laughter to audiences and a lighthearted approach to relevant world issues. While attempting to tackle complex topics in a humorous way, comedians often employ offensive techniques that glaringly isolate targeted groups...

Microaggressions can be taken too far

Microaggressions can be taken too far

clarakieschnickllamas October 11, 2016

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas Asking someone where they’re from, which used to be a simple, commonly-asked question, is now considered offensive by many people. Microaggressions—casual degradations of any socially marginalized group—have been blown out of proportion in the last...

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