Harvey: It’s Time to Start Listening to the Students Behind Black Lives Matter

On June 5th, a group of high school seniors, myself included, organized a protest on what would have been the last day of high school. Inviting Orange County Human Relations to teach de-escalation techniques, contacting the police to ensure our safety amidst gun threats, and encouraging Black students to speak about their experiences, we took initiative to provide a safe and productive environment for students to voice their opinions, and we did so peacefully.

Resnick: Schools First…Diversity Last

While the demographics in Orange County have drastically changed in the past several years, the Board of Directors of Schools First Federal Credit Union, the largest financial institution in the county has not. The Board of Directors have created an exclusive private club atmosphere making it nearly impossible for anyone to serve.

Republican Party of Orange County Statement on John Wayne Airport

Hon. Fred M. Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, released the following statement:
“Following the latest national trend, Orange County Democrats have demanded that John Wayne Airport change its name, and that John Wayne’s statue be removed. The Republican Party of Orange County calls upon all clear-eyed Democrats and all other Orange Countians to stand against the radicals who wish to erase our nation’s history. 

Smoller and Moodian: It’s Time to Rename John Wayne Airport

John Wayne’s white supremacist views came to light again when a 1971 interview he did with Playboy magazine went viral in early 2019. As symbols of racial intolerance are taken down across the country, the time has come to rename our airport and remove Wayne’s statue. The actor does not represent our diverse, cosmopolitan community.