Challenging the Problematic Description of Being "Articulate While Black"

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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…

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

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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…

LA Social Science Book Series on the Poverty of Disaster with Dr. Tawny Paul

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In the latest interview of the book series, we learn that one in four people went to debtors' prison. The Poverty of Disaster is a historical account of financial insecurity in Eighteenth-Century England. Dr. Tawny Paul's approach to look…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Workers and Learners’ Experiences in Los Angeles County

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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…

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

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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…

LA Social Science Book Series on Coming Out and Identity Politics with Dr. Abigail Saguy

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In the latest session of the book series, Come Out, Come Out Whoever You Are author and UCLA Professor and Chair of Sociology, Dr. Abigail Saguy talks with LA Social Science about her new book. Come Out... examines how rhetoric is borrowed…

UCLA Faculty Share Insights on Historic VP Pick

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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…