Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro was interviewed for an article about cuts to ethnic studies programs throughout California that appeared in the Oct. 30 Los Angeles Times. "We want to partner with the chancellor to look at the status of support for ethnic studies programs at campuses," Kenneth Monteiro said. "As the CSU comes out of a very bad economic situation, how can we become better resourced and how can we become more incorporated as leaders helping to grow the university?"
Africana Studies Lecturer Dave "Davey D" Cook commented on rapper Kanye West's appropriation of the Confederate flag for a Nov. 5 WGN-TV report. "Kanye doesn't move by accident. There's definitely a level of publicity involved in this," Cook said. "Kanye runs the risk of green-lighting something that is overtly racist, and I don't think he has any plan in mind on how to educate people. The opportunity to educate people on the symbolism of that flag and the racism attached to it is there."
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