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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

'It's hell living there': Texas inmates say they are battling COVID-19 in prisons with no A/C

"There are more than 100 state-run jails and prisons in Texas. Only about one in four have air conditioning in inmate housing areas. As Texas enters what could be the hottest month of the year, prisoners said the pain and fear of battling COVID-19 is being exacerbated by inescapable heat. The

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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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Media Mention July 30, 2020

Your local jail may be a house of horrors

The Marshall Project uses and cites research on jail oversight by LBJ's Michele Deitch.  

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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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Media Mention July 22, 2020

Demand for at-home abortion pills exploded during the pandemic

In the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Americans sought out pills to end pregnancies on their own — without the help of an abortion clinic. LBJ's Abigail Aiken talks with VICE about the findings of the study on which she was lead researcher that found a 27 percent increase in the rate of requests for the pills from Aid Access, an organization that ships abortion-inducing pills across the United States.

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Media Mention July 21, 2020

New PAC pushing for Austin to adopt a strong-mayor government and election reforms

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg explains what a strong-mayor government looks like and how it differs from the form of government that currently runs the city of Austin. 

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Media Mention July 21, 2020

More women sought medication abortion services online after Texas banned abortions amid COVID-19

During a ban on abortion services in Texas earlier this year, more women sought out a telemedicine abortion service called Aid Access, according to a new study from UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. The study found a 27 percent increase in the rate of requests for medication abortion by mail in the U.S. between March 20 and April 11 compared to the beginning of the year. Dr. Abigail Aiken, the author of the study, said she saw the biggest increase in requests in Texas. She said the state, which had the most severe restrictions on abortion at the time, saw a 94 percent increase in requests in that period.

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