Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

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Unpacking racial tensions behind hate crimes

Tae Tran, Assistant Opinion Editor March 23, 2021

The rise in Asian-American hate crimes extends to more than just sporadic incidents of violence. Due to the pandemic and rhetoric of Donald Trump, there has been a dramatic increase in hate crimes against...

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Rowdy Trailblazer: Profile on Kimiya Factory

Jaida Sloan, Assistant News Editor March 16, 2021

From tragedy, a grassroots organization was born. Kimiya Factory is the president of Black Freedom Factory, a grassroots organization working for equity and diversity in the community and in the workplace....

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A source of strength: Celebrating Black History Month

Santiago Elizondo, Contributing writer February 12, 2021

Black History Month was created to remember important individuals and events in Black history. Black History Month originally began as Negro History Week, created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African...

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#BlackLivesMatter: The Paisano’s commitment to keeping the UTSA community informed

Editorial Board September 15, 2020

The Paisano denounces systemic oppression and racial bias, and we will remain committed to providing you with content covering these issues as we approach our 40th year in circulation.  As student...

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Clout-driven activism is not real activism

Marina Cruz, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020

​Performative activism is defined as activism done to increase one’s social capital rather than out of devotion to the cause. It is used in a number of ways to support movements such as LGBTQ+ rights,...

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Lackadaisical authority in the face of social justice

Kristin Paredez, Contributing Writer August 25, 2020

I am a Latina and my opinions and life experiences are not representative of how it feels to be Black in America. If you were to ask me whether I believe that looting and destruction of property during...

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Our words matter

Samantha Ceballos March 29, 2018

Empowerment is for everyone. No one person or group should be treated as though they do not deserve to succeed or move up in the world. We are all worthy of feeling empowered because we all matter. Empowerment...

What is #BlackLivesMatter

Kat Joseph and Ricardo Rodriguez April 10, 2017

Ricardo joins the African American Studies Advisory Board at UTSA to discuss their definition of Black Lives Matter. Check out more videos on our Youtube channel.

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