Entries by Assistant Editor

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Challenging the Problematic Description of Being “Articulate While Black”

Dr. H. Samy Alim, UCLA Professor of Anthropology and David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Division of Social Sciences, and Dr. Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Emerita, recently released an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “Of Course Kamala Harris Is Articulate.” They challenge the often used description that […]

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The UCLA Black Feminism Initiative Offers A Much Needed Social Justice Perspective

The UCLA Newsroom recently spotlighted the UCLA Black Feminism Initiative, which was launched by the Center for the Study of Women in 2019 under the leadership of Dr. Sarah Haley. Its mission is to support, develop and perpetuate Black feminist scholarship and ideas among the campus community. It also offers mutual aid for the interdisciplinary […]

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CPL Releases New Research on the Lost Wages Assistance Program in California

The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new Data Point focused on the “Lost Wages Assistance” program that started on September 7th in California. After Congress couldn’t come to an agreement about a second stimulus plan, the President put forth this program. CPL’s research team found that about 192,000 California workers will not […]

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CSW Policy Brief Series 2020 Presents Confronting the Carceral State: Reimagining Justice

In 2019, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) collected Policy Briefs on the theme “Confronting the Carceral State, Reimagining Justice.” The call for submissions was developed by CSW Director Grace Hong and the Black Feminism Initiative Director Sarah Haley. The review committee included Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean of the UC Berkeley School of […]

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LA Social Science “Summer Take-Over” with Drs. Haley and Hong Discussing Abolition and Feminism

LA Social Science presents its first “Summer Take-Over” featuring Dr. Sarah Haley and Dr. Grace Hong who joined the e-forum for an in-depth discussion about abolition and feminism. Interview Chapters: 1:50 – Abolition as a concept and its importance to feminism 7:08 – What feminism teaches us about care 11:13 – The concept of home […]

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Workers and Learners’ Experiences in Los Angeles County

By Sophia L. Ángeles, Graduate Student Researcher; Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center; and Saba Waheed, Research Director, UCLA Labor Center This past June, the UCLA Labor Center, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Community College District Dolores Huerta Labor Institute and California State University, Long Beach, published two studies examining workers and learners—college […]

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UCLA LPPI and Alianza for Youth Justice Release a New “Call to Action” Report on the Latinx Data Gap in the Youth Justice System

UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and the Alianza for Youth Justice have released a new “Call to Action” report titled “The Latinx DATA GAP in the Youth Justice System.” This report shows that inconsistent data collection methods complicate race and ethnicity tracking across different stages in the youth justice system. “As our country […]

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UCLA Faculty Share Insights on Historic VP Pick

The historic selection of Senator Kamala Harris, as the first Black woman and Asian American woman to be a major party’s vice presidential nominee, has sent ripples throughout the American landscape. UCLA’s Newsroom, recently asked UCLA Faculty to share their insights on this historic selection. The following faculty members and center directors from the UCLA […]

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CPL Latest Brief Highlights Unemployment Insurance Claims in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this month, the UCLA California Policy Lab released their sixth policy brief which focuses on close to real-time information on daily initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims. The latest policy brief, “An Analysis of Unemployment Insurance Claims in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” focuses on the increasing number of workers who are returning to work […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Scot Brown Discussing Black Cultural Production

Dr. Scot Brown, a UCLA professor and musician, talks with LA Social Science about his published books, current music project, and future research projects. Interview Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 1:21 – Is there a book or an album that has help you to get through this pandemic? 3:19 – Tell us about your book “Fighting […]