i don't know what you expect



Hey, AAGU! I wanted to bring this atrocious piece of journalism to your attention. CSULB’s official student newspaper The Daily 49er has recently published a racist and xenophobic article about China. [x]
Some choice quotes include:

"Also, people in China love to yell, and have no concept of using “inside voices.”"
 ”Overall, people in China neglect to follow many of the social standards that we value in the West.”
"…if I had been one of those insufferable D-bags from the Jersey Shore, I would’ve left behind dozens of people with black eyes"
"Good luck trying to find anyone who is able to speak English."

This was written by the opinions editor of the paper - this person actually manages an entire section. It’s completely unacceptable and given CSULB’s history of supporting racists - I think they should be called out. An apology is overdue, not just from the writer himself but also from the editorial team for letting such garbage be published online.
You can leave a comment on the article itself or email the editor and their faculty advisor:
Editor in Chief – eicd49er@gmail.comDaily 49er Advisor – Barbara.Kingsley-Wilson@csulb.edu
Alternatively, tweet them at @daily49er
If you want more information you can check out this post. Thanks!

9/18 - 49er Issues An “Apology”; Shrugs Off All Blame “I can say, with absolute certainty, that racism, ignorance, insensitivity or overall offensiveness were not Paul’s intentions. On both a personal and professional level, I would vouch for his high quality of character and intellect.”; read it here [x]
9/18 - 49er Continues To Ignore Readers; they have published my email to them without responding to me (as of 7:00 PST, I still have not received acknowledgement of my email.)
As reference, several people have come forward with the fact that they have been contacted by the 49er for permission to print their responses, I was not offered the same courtesy.
The emails themselves were copy + pasted verbatim to different people. It really shows how much they care about this issue:

Good afternoon, 
Thank you so much for your letter. I want to address this as soon as possible. I think it’s important to clarify that the opinion in the piece is that of Hunter Paul, and only him. I would hate to think that a reader had the impression that the entire staff shares the views presented in the article. 
That said, I understand that the article did not go over well with some readers. And I want you to know that the Daily 49er did not intend to offend anyone, but we understand that some opinions are not going to come across very well. 
I think it’s important to defend the staff by saying that we are not in the business of censoring anyone’s views. That includes our staff here at the paper, and also any of our readers. 
For that reason I would love to publish your letter to the editor, if that is okay with you? Thank you so much for contacting us,
-Paige Pelonis

Again with the tired “intent” defense and nonpology.
Two other student letters have been published - both disparaging another student publication on campus “Union Weekly” - “I would have expected this from the Union…not the 49er”
A pathetic attempt to deflect blame from themselves and to make another publication look bad. Hilarious considering what the student body thinks of the 49er:



9/18 - Hunter Paul Deletes Facebook Account; There is still no apology from the writer himself. Too bad that deleting his Facebook won’t hide the screencaps that have already been taken.

Art School Dropout by Catface(the scanner massacred these colors)

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.


"people on benefits shouldn’t be having flatscreen TVs"

why what other kind of TVs do they make? its 2014, you can’t just pop into Argos and buy a 9 inch VCR combo

please sit down

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❝And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.❞
I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

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Rotating Mirror Object II (2013)Mirror, electrical motor, aluminum structures100 x 100 x 30 cm


r u ever like damn i hate my body but then ur like life is an illusion i’m floatin around on a rock trapped in an orbit around a ball of flame in a vast & largely unknown universe where death is unescapable who gives a shit ???