May 26, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 1:17 pm Peaches, Peaches, Peaches
  • 1:14 pm Bonner Crowned: The Fearless Leader
  • 1:10 pm A Legacy Defined: Cilecia Foster
  • 1:03 pm The Toros Sweep Stanislaus State, Start CCAA Championships 
  • 12:56 pm Year In Review: 2022-23 Toros Athletics 

(L) Taniyria Holt, 24, was arrested for accidentally shooting her 18-year-old teenage sister in her head. When the teen died from her injuries Holt was charged with manslaughter. (R) Matthew Coleman, 40, was arrested for murdering his two children with a spearfishing gun after he believed that “his wife, Abby Coleman, possessed serpent DNA, and had passed it onto his children and that all things were pointing to the idea that his children have corrupted DNA that will spread if something is not done about it” according to the criminal affidavit. Art by Joseph Sanker.

By Joseph Sanker Staff Reporter

Taniyria Holt accidentally shot her teenage sister in the face while handing her a gun inside a car. Holt’s sister later died due to her injuries and Holt was charged with manslaughter. 

Matthew Taylor Coleman murdered his two children due to believing in a QAnon conspiracy theory that his wife and subsequently his children possessed serpent DNA. He believed that his children needed to be murdered in order to stop the DNA from spreading. Coleman was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals. 

When Holt’s story was reported on, the image of Holt, an African American woman, that was presented to the world was her mugshot from the Miami-Dade correctional facility. When Coleman’s story was reported, the image of Coleman, a white male, that was presented to the world was from Coleman’s personal Instagram portraying Coleman with his wife and children in tow on the beach, smiling. In both instances of reporting, the crime of murder had occurred but the murderers in each story are portrayed differently in the media.

Richard K. Gordon, Professor Emeritus in Teacher Education at California State Dominguez Hills, whose area of expertise includes African-American issues, Multiculturalism, Race and Race Relations, said the different portrayal of races in media is not unusual and is due to the perception of each race. 

“Criminality is frequently associated with Blacks, whereas with whites it’s usually something that has to do with the failings of society,” Gordon said. 

“Society felt that it was more of a nurture issue [with whites] as with blacks it was more of a nature. So, blacks [are] naturally disposed [to] criminality whereas  whites had just happened to be in communities where they needed resources.” Gordon goes on to name times in history where the media followed the idea that it is in the African American nature to be criminal.

“In New Orleans, after [Hurricane] Katrina, they had a white family that went into a grocery store and took some resources and the caption was something like they were doing what they needed to survive.” Gordon said, “Where as they showed a black family coming from a grocery store and they identified them as looters.”

Another example of racial bias in media was during the 1991 case of Rodney King.

“The first words from the newspapers were that he’s a criminal, Why didn’t he just listen? Why didn’t he do what he was supposed to do? Why didn’t he respond to the police officer’s command?” Gordon said, “The fact that he was beaten after a traffic stop [was because] he was perceived as a criminal.”

Gordon also points out that the media does not pay as much attention to crime in rural areas, where more white people are located, in comparison to urban areas, where more African Americans are located. “There was a woman who was running for governor in Oklahoma, just this past election cycle, and during her debate with the current governor she said…we have more crime per capita than New York City and Chicago.” Gordon said. “And she was absolutely correct. Per capita. These cities, these rural cities, have more crime. But the media buys into that narrative that it’s the nature of blacks to be criminals. And where are the blacks? They are in the urban centers, and so we report on those statistics.”


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