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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

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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Media Mention June 7, 2020

Not so black & white? Peniel Joseph, professor of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Malcolm X, the hero of many protesters and rioters taking to the American streets these days, once said that, if you aren't careful, the media will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Is it even possible to make that distinction in today's America? LBJ's Peniel Joseph, author of "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.," joins Oksana Boyko, host of RT's podcast "Worlds Apart," to talk about it.

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Media Mention June 6, 2020

'These bullets do kill people' — why some in Austin want police to stop using less lethal ammo

LBJ's Peniel Joseph said the use of less lethal weapons that cause massive external and internal injury is "excessive force against groups of protesters who have been largely peaceful."

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

Riot forces at White House include tactical teams wearing insignia from Texas federal prisons

Previously unidentified officers wore shirts with insignia from at least two federal prisons in Texas, one of which includes active coronavirus infections. LBJ's Michele Deitch said the lack of identification on the officers’ uniforms makes it difficult to hold them accountable.

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

Clearing of peaceful protesters not morally right, says Adm. McRaven

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven weighs in on military leaders becoming increasingly vocal against the president and the president's clearing of Lafayette Square for a photo op, which Adm. McRaven says was not morally right.

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

Author interview: Peniel E. Joseph on 'The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.'

LBJ's Peniel Joseph published The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. (Basic Books) in March. In it, he writes, “Conventional depictions of Malcolm wielding a sword in pursuit of black dignity while King carried a shield for the defense of black humanity tells only part of the story … This neat juxtaposition…eras[es] the profound ways in which their politics and activism overlapped and intersected….”

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

Will protests bring police reform? Texas race relations experts, legislators weigh in

Millions of Americans of all colors have bonded in their anger. They want to change the way law enforcement institutions arrest, punish and incarcerate the black community. "We need a drastically reduced criminal justice system, where we redistribute that money and those resources into a new vision," says LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

How the death of George Floyd reignited a protest movement

"The protests are about more than policing. They expose the historic and contemporary fact that criminal justice in America represents a gateway to panoramic systems of racial and economic oppression," LBJ's Dr. Peniel Joseph, founding director of Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin, told Euronews.

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

Conspiracy theories and racist memes: How a dozen Texas GOP county chairs caused turmoil within the party

Texas's top Republican officials, including Gov. Greg Abbott, had condemned four GOP chairs for proliferating conspiracy theories on Facebook. The posts, from chairs of some of the largest counties in Texas, suggested George Floyd's death was staged to erode black support for President Donald Trump. LBJ's Peniel Joseph said Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick don't set the agenda as much as they reflect the beliefs and feelings of constituents who voted them into office.

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Media Mention June 5, 2020

Presidents and the books they wrote

In this episode, LBJ's Will Inboden, and author and journalist Craig Fehrman, discuss his book, Author and Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote. In this fascinating conversation, Inboden and Fehrman examine the relationships between presidents and their ghost writers. In addition, they talk about how it is that presidents use these books to advance their political views, careers, and at times, their financial well-being.

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