Friday, November 16



The Westwood Neighborhood Council’s raucous and annoying meetings leave many asking why Los Angeles even has neighborhood councils in the first place. But Los Angeles is a diverse and fragmented city, and neighborhood councils can be a way for Angelenos to unify. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Omar Said: Neighborhood councils are necessary in LA despite backlash, criticism

Do we really need neighborhood councils? Those words were on every month’s agenda when Jerry Brown was president of the Westwood Neighborhood Council. Yes, every month. Read more...

Photo: The Westwood Neighborhood Council’s raucous and annoying meetings leave many asking why Los Angeles even has neighborhood councils in the first place. But Los Angeles is a diverse and fragmented city, and neighborhood councils can be a way for Angelenos to unify. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Westwood Neighborhood Council’s raucous and annoying meetings leave many asking why Los Angeles even has neighborhood councils in the first place. But Los Angeles is a diverse and fragmented city, and neighborhood councils can be a way for Angelenos to unify. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Last month, UCLA’s ROTC took part in a training session for cadets. One of the exercises involved military officers wearing what they believed were stereotypical clothing of militants in the Southwest Asia and North Africa region. Scholars have responded that such stereotypes are far from the reality in the military field. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Omar Said: Use of stereotyped Muslim attire in ROTC training perpetuates Islamophobia

It takes a lot of work to marginalize 3.5 million Americans at once. But the ROTC did just that when it stereotyped Muslims to portray enemy combatants. Read more...

Photo: Last month, UCLA’s ROTC took part in a training session for cadets. One of the exercises involved military officers wearing what they believed were stereotypical clothing of militants in the Southwest Asia and North Africa region. Scholars have responded that such stereotypes are far from the reality in the military field. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Last month, UCLA’s ROTC took part in a training session for cadets. One of the exercises involved military officers wearing what they believed were stereotypical clothing of militants in the Southwest Asia and North Africa region. Scholars have responded that such stereotypes are far from the reality in the military field. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)