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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

Media Mention June 11, 2020

What does representative policy look like with Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

This episode of "Organize Your Butterflies" features a conversation with Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, assistant dean of civic engagement, lecturer and faculty affiliate of Mexican-American and Latino Studies, and

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Media Mention June 10, 2020

Unmasking the 'outside agitator'

Whenever a protest boils up, it's a safe bet that soon after, some public official will blame any violence, disruption or looting on "outside agitators" — mysterious outsiders who swoop in from out of town to stir up trouble. LBJ's Peniel Joseph

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Illustration of protests for NPR's "Code Switch" by LA Johnson
Media Mention June 10, 2020

The uprising and its leadership: What does it look like in this moment?

LBJ's Peniel Joseph joined George Ciccariello-Maher of the Decolonizing Humanities Project at the College of William and Mary on WNYC's "The Takeaway" to talk about the role of the Black Lives Matter and social justice movement, and how it compares with past and recent social movements.

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Media Mention June 10, 2020

NASCAR does the right thing on Confederate flag ban

On June 10, after issuing an earlier statement in support of racial justice that did not address the flag, NASCAR said it is banning the flying of Confederate flags at its races. "Banning Confederate flags at all NASCAR events is both symbolically and substantively important. It's of a piece with a movement nationwide to take a new stand about Confederate monuments and statues celebrating the legacy of racists," writes LBJ's Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention June 10, 2020

Peniel Joseph on Black Power and the struggle for America's soul

On The National Podcast of Texas, recorded June 9 by phone, LBJ's Peniel Joseph weighs in on what he believes are the next steps for the movement, the difficult conversations that will have to happen first, and what role the young white crowds he’s seeing at protests might play in the movement. He also outlines what we can learn from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and evaluates Texas’s historical role in previous civil rights struggles.

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The LBJ School's Dr. Peniel Joseph during the Kerner Commission event on March 5, 2018
Media Mention June 9, 2020

Trump may compare himself to Nixon in 1968, but he really resembles Wallace

The president has employed the same kind of inflammatory language as George Wallace did in the 1968 campaign. Richard Nixon ran that year seeking the middle between the Alabama governor and Hubert Humphrey. LBJ's Paul Stekler talks about the comparison.

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Media Mention June 9, 2020

The illusion of a rapid U.S. recovery

The United States has built an economy based on global demand for advanced goods, consumer demand for frills, and ever-growing household and business debts. This economy was in many ways prosperous, and it provided jobs and incomes to many millions. Yet it was a house of cards, and COVID-19 has blown it down, writes LBJ's James Galbraith.

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Media Mention June 9, 2020

Capitalism and coronavirus: "disaster" capitalism

We need a radically different model to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, writes LBJ's James Galbraith.

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News June 9, 2020

LBJ faculty lauded for achievements during 2019–20 academic year

While this past academic year saw some remarkable changes in the academic process, the continued excellence of LBJ School faculty remained constant. Here is a collection of the recognition that LBJ faculty garnered in 2019–20.

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LBJ faculty honored with awards during the 2019–20 academic year
Media Mention June 8, 2020

What you need to know about protesting in times of civil unrest

Recent protests in honor of George Floyd have drawn ire from some who oppose the destruction of property, calling participants "un-American," but the performance of protest and rebellion is historically patriotic. What is America's history with collective uprisings against racial injustice? Is there a difference in how white protestors are treated versus protestors of color? How have rebellions influenced real change? LBJ's Peniel Joseph joins Texas Public Radio's "The Source" to talk about how national and local governments and law enforcement bodies responded to these demonstrations, and what legal rights protestors have if they are arrested.

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