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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

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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Media Mention July 2, 2020

How Black Lives Matter transformed the Fourth of July

LBJ's Peniel Joseph writes, "Racial justice protests around the nation make this Fourth of July perhaps the most important in American history. Independence Day 2020 is imbued with new meaning about what it means to be an American, rooted in a collective effort to squarely confront the bitter and beautiful struggles that shape our profoundly historic present."

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Media Mention July 2, 2020

The Bay Area is sitting on a nuclear time bomb

"Quiet as it's kept, close to San Francisco sits a commercial facility with enough highly enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon — on the scale of the bombs dropped on Japan at the end of World War II," writes LBJ's Alan Kuperman.

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July 1, 2020

American While Black — Reaching the Policy Tipping Point

Dr. Niambi Carter, associate professor at Howard University, joined us to talk about institutional racism in this country both historically and today. Her recent book, "American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship," is a timely analysis of how racial black identity, American heritage and notions of citizenship shape our contemporary political and policy landscape. In this moderated conversation with the LBJ School's Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, she discussed how public policies such as the "war on drugs" have entrenched inequitable systems and what policy change is necessary for Black Americans to not just survive but thrive in the United States.

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Graphic: LBJ In the Arena, with UT
Media Mention July 1, 2020

Feds nix college degree requirement for merit-based hiring

"President Trump signed an executive order making federal hiring 'merit-based,' which means skills and competency for a job will take precedence over a college degree for many types of jobs. LBJ's Donald Kettl talks about the implications of such a change.

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Media Mention June 29, 2020

Virus spikes while local and state officials bicker over face mask mandates

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg weighs in on the tension between safeguarding the economy and public health when the two are intertwined.

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Media Mention June 25, 2020

UT professor reflects on university's desegregation

It's one thing to witness history, but in Edwin Dorn's case, he lived it. Recent protests for Black Lives Matter demanding racial equity and condemning police brutality brought him back to his days as an undergraduate at the University of Texas. He was one of about 200 African American students who attended the university in the early 1960s.

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News June 25, 2020

Webinar: Building the Beloved Community: Allyship During Racial Crisis

LBJ's Dr. Peniel E. Joseph, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) and Barbara Jordan Chair of Ethics and Political Values, and panelists Lawton Cummings and Kelli Mason, partners at Notley, an Austin-based nonprofit social impact firm, discuss meaningful paths to allyship and fostering an inclusive and equitable society for all in a June 25, 2020 webinar. 

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Media Mention June 24, 2020

Hacking world hunger during the coronavirus pandemic

Global hunger is one of the most dangerous side effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the most vulnerable to hunger live in the world's richest cities, or work in the industries that feed us. In this episode, The Take explores the global food chain's weak links and how some are innovating to help keep people fed. LBJ's Raj Patel joins Al Jazeera's "The Take" to discuss it. 

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