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Media Mention July 13, 2020

How long can you hide a dead body in a prison cell?

LBJ's Michele Deitch discusses a murder in an Amarillo prison locked down because of COVID-19.

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Media Mention July 9, 2020

James Galbraith: 'The United States economy was a house of cards that collapsed with the pandemic

"'We will not see a rapid economic recovery because the problems of the American economy are structural,' said LBJ's James Galbraith, author of books like Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know and Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe, to BBC Mundo.

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Media Mention July 8, 2020

Inside Pasco jail, 100 inmates test positive for the coronavirus. Here’s how Tampa Bay jails are faring.

One hundred inmates at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus over the past two and a half weeks, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said. LBJ's Michele Deitch said that the turnover in jails, which generally hold people awaiting trial or serving sentences of less than a year, pose a heightened threat to those inside and outside because of high turnover. Many arrestees are booked in and released within 24 hours, either after posting bail or with a promise to appear in court later.

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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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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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