LBJ's Michele Deitch discusses a murder in an Amarillo prison locked down because of COVID-19.Read more
"'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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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."Read more
"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.Read more
LBJ's Sherri Greenberg weighs in on the tension between safeguarding the economy and public health when the two are intertwined.Read more
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.Read more