NBC Bay Area interviewed Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Kenneth Monteiro for a Feb. 17 report about the "Super Sunday" visits by California State University leaders to African American churches to talk about planning for college. "The ideal for a public institution is it should reflect the state in which it's in, at least. If it's public, it should reflect the people who actually pay for it and the people who work very hard to get into it," Monteiro said. "Churches are historical institutions in the community, if you want to reach the African American community" you go there.
International Relations Lecturer Robert de Neufville argued in a Feb. 18 Big Think op-ed that gay marriage is a civil right and should not be decided by a popular vote. "There’s no sense fighting over whether allowing same-sex couples to legally marry diminishes the sanctity of marriage. Legal statuses aren't sacred," de Neufville wrote. "But even if a majority favored forbidding same-sex marriage (as has been suggested), it would be wrong to do so. My rights as a human being do not diminish no matter how many people vote them away. This is the very essence of the idea of human rights."
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