Trident

Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

Hundreds+of+Sea+Kings+join+the+nation+in+solidarity+with+Parkland%2C+FL.
Hundreds of Sea Kings join the nation in solidarity with Parkland, FL.

Hundreds of Sea Kings join the nation in solidarity with Parkland, FL.

Lauren Von Aspen

Lauren Von Aspen

Hundreds of Sea Kings join the nation in solidarity with Parkland, FL.

Ayden Bird, Journalist

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted praise on Representative Dana Rohrabacher’s decision to join the administration in suing California for upholding Sanctuary State laws. His tweet, liked by over 90,000 and surely seen by millions, paints a picture of our county to the nation: A close-minded bubble with hateful citizens. While we do have a bubble that needs to be broken, this statement vastly oversimplifies the reality of The OC.

Immigrants are an essential demographic of Orange County. A 2010 survey from the University of Southern California estimated that nearly 30% of the county is made up of immigrants. The survey also reports that over 20% of the immigrant population, including 41% of Latinx descent, are overskilled for the jobs they hold. Not only are immigrants a proud representation of OC, they prove beneficial to the local economy.

We didn’t vote for him. For the first time since the great depression, voters in the area chose to elect a democratic president in the 2016 election. Of the 795,000 voters, over half voted for Hillary Clinton. This shows a shift in the demographics of the county: We are becoming more and more diverse and taking a strong stance against bullies.

Corona del Mar stands with Parkland. On March 14th, students at CdMHS joined thousands of students across the nation in unity with the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. While we were there to show unity as victims, we were also there to show unity as change. It is clear that this generation is committed to bringing change to the county.

In anticipation of action based on the announcement, the Democratic Party of Orange County released an action alert with details on how to resist this hateful agenda. Their first tip is to report hate crimes. After the 2016 election, America saw a surge in hate-based crimes targeting racial minorities, LGBT+ folks, Jewish and Muslim believers, amongst others. The OC Human Relations is the organization to contact if you witness or are a victim of a hate crime. The party also urged citizens to be loud; contact your local representatives and hold them accountable. The most important tip put forward was to get out the vote. Make sure that each and every voting-age member of our community makes their voice heard.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    Lifestyle

    Advice From a Senior: How to Survive Finals Week

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    Opinion

    “All Rights Reserved” Book Review

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    Opinion

    Youngstown

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    Sports

    Boys Volleyball: Battle of the Bay

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    Lifestyle

    The Danger of Diacetyl

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    World

    Trump’s Tariffs

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    School News

    Every 15 Minutes

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    School News

    Walk In My Shoes Week

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    Sports

    Boys Volleyball: CdM vs. Northwood

  • Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are

    School News

    A Hands On Brain Experience

The student news site of Corona del Mar High School
Opinion: That’s Not Who We Are