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Media Mention August 7, 2020

What it takes to build a nonpartisan pipeline for women candidates

"In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women's Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office. It's not that simple." LBJ Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll (MPAff '20) talks with The 19th about the program's mission.

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Luci Baines Johnson talks with a group of Presidential Leadership Scholars
Media Mention August 3, 2020

What Bill Clinton got 'exactly wrong' about Stokely Carmichael's role in the Black freedom struggle

"Former president Bill Clinton's disparaging remarks about Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael (later Kwame Ture), made while eulogizing civil rights hero John Lewis last week, exhibited not only poor taste but a tragic misunderstanding of Black history," writes LBJ's

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Media Mention August 1, 2020

Book review: 'Sword and the Shield' explores 2 civil rights icons

In his review of The Sword and the Shield, the latest book by LBJ's Peniel Joseph, Michael L. Ramsey writes: "There is a lesson for us all in the writing of Peniel Joseph's The Sword and the Shield. Half a century after the untimely deaths of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph has provided an in-depth look at two dynamic leaders who challenged Americans to live up to our professed belief in equality for all."

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Media Mention July 31, 2020

Joseph: America is on a brink like none since the Civil War

"America's Third Reconstruction began with the soaring promise of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election and the victory of a campaign that millions took to be a definitive symbol of historic racial progress," writes LBJ's Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention July 30, 2020

John Lewis witnessed a 'river of activism' flow from the civil rights movement to BLM

Civil rights leader John Lewis served as a perfect example of the fluidity between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the Black Lives Matter movement, LBJ's Peniel Joseph, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at The University of Texas at Austin, told Jeremy Hobson and Allison Hagan of WBUR's "Here & Now."

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July 29, 2020

Rethinking Policing: Police Accreditation & Data Driven Policy Models​

LBJ Assistant Professor Gordon Abner discussed his research on police accreditation and talked with Jameila "Meme" Styles of MEASURE, an organization at the forefront of addressing community policing and social disparities through a data-driven model. Abner and Styles talked about how to best harness data to bring about effective and equitable policies that reimagine policing.

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Graphic: LBJ In the Arena, with UT
Media Mention July 23, 2020

How can local government address systemic racism?

LBJ's Peniel Joseph, one of the nation’s leading civil rights scholars, has studied and written about the history of race and democracy. He has some ideas on how cities and urban areas can begin to dismantle racism.

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July 17, 2020

U.S. Election Security in the Shadow of COVID-19

Elections are regarded as a reflection of the strength and qualities of a country's democracy. The 2016 election revealed deep flaws in the U.S. voting process. Election security was a national security concern in 2020 even before the global COVID-19 pandemic put the logistics of an election into question. What is the status of the critical infrastructure that underpins fair and open voting? Can we ensure a voting process that upholds confidence in American democracy? LaShawn Warren, EVP of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined Lawrence Norden, director of the Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, and LBJ's Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.

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Graphic: LBJ In the Arena, with UT
Media Mention July 6, 2020

The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. revisited in 'The Sword and The Shield'

"Dr. Peniel E. Joseph’s The Sword and The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. could not have been published at a more apropos time," writes Jamal Eric Watson in his review. 

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Media Mention July 2, 2020

Black Studies scholar Peniel Joseph on the significance of the BLM protests

LBJ's Peniel Joseph talks with Texas Monthly about what he sees — echoes of the past and hope for the future — in the Black Lives Matter demonstrations rocking the nation. 

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