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Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life
On grief’s unequal racial burden, and the Internet as a vehicle to negotiate survival and turn collective grief into collective action.
June 14, 2021
How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue
Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.
June 4, 2021
A Tale of 2 States
Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.
June 1, 2021
In California, a Case of Black Land Loss Is Finally Being Made Right
Charles and Willa Bruce, Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, lost their land to eminent domain in 1924. Nearly 100 years later, it’s being returned to their living descendants.
May 28, 2021
Housing Alone Won’t Solve California’s Homelessness Problem
Without mental health services, drug treatment programs, and job training for ex-prisoners, California's most vulnerable population will remain at risk.
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May 21, 2021
The Blue Welfare State
With its new budget proposal, California could be poised to go down the social-democratic route taken by most Western democracies three-quarters of a century ago.
May 17, 2021
Exhuming California’s St. Francis Dam Disaster
The unrecognized past of America’s newest national monument presents a chance for us to better understand our present environmental challenges.
May 17, 2021
The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail
In the state that once pioneered the punitive
policy, a coalition of recently elected district attorneys is pushing back against mass incarceration.
May 14, 2021
Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front
The imprisonment of Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen and the prospect of humane redistribution of wealth show California both failing and aspiring to its political promise.
May 10, 2021
The UC System’s Policing Expansion Belies Its Stated Commitment to Racial Justice
The license for the rise of the law-and-order campus dates back to President Richard Nixon and
The Report of the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest
Robin D.G. Kelley
David Theo Goldberg