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.

Acevedo: Tone-Deaf Leadership

Irvine Mayor Christina Shea has thumbed her nose at veterans, students, and now people of color. If she wants to be on the right side of history, she will need to learn to embrace all members of her community.