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President Trump wants ‘the facts’ on right-wing extremism. Here they are.

In USA Today, Erroll Southers, director, Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, published an op-ed on right-wing extremism. The truth of it is that our nation has been conditioned to view terrorism as the exclusive province of extremist Muslims. And now the chickens are coming home to roost. For far…

Confronting Male Dominance in the Urban Planning Debate

LA Streets Blog cited comments by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on how men dominate urban planning debates. Schweitzer has a few theories on why women are getting drowned out by Smartest Boy Urbanists. Women often want to engage in a conversation that centers around identity, which in an urban context means building cities that…

Trump’s incorrect tweet on General John Pershing

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump’s false representations of General John Pershing. He says for Trump’s base, truth, doesn’t necessarily matter. “Whether or not the story’s true, what Trump is really saying is I’m willing to go beyond politically correct limits to protect…

Politicians draw heat for ‘evolving’ without explaining

In an opinion piece posted in the The Orange County Register, the author cited comments by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the ideological splits within both the Republican and Democratic parties. USC Political Analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe told Capital Public Radio, “As hard as it has been to compromise, it’s getting…

Mansplaining the city

Curbed LA highlighted research by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on how males and male-centric language dominates development, real estate and politics. According to Schweitzer women typically engage in identity-driven conversations to promote equity for city residents and are often shot down. The story cites a blog post by Schweitzer titled “The Smartest…

In light of white nationalism and counter-protests, we revisit the First Amendment

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the legal limits of protesting hate speech. So what are the legal limits of protesting hate speech? Is violence ever justifiable and in what situations? What are the strategic and legal approaches to fighting movements that protesters view as morally reprehensible? Listen to the…

The Power of One: Why do single women tend to fare better in FSS programs than their married counterparts?

By Alexandra Metz

Access to Opportunity researchers are engaging with families that take part in specialized programs for the recently homeless, and families taking part in a new cohort program designed specifically for single mothers, called the Power of One program.

California Assembly Leaders Face Rebellions From Party Grassroots

Capital Public Radio quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the ideological schisms in both the Democratic and Republican parties. “As hard as it has been to compromise, it’s getting harder. The ideological splits are getting deeper, and the middle is disappearing,” says USC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe. “Sure, we have…

A glance at the alarming rise of hate in the US

Fox News LA quoted Jody Armour of USC Gould School of Law in an article which states hate crime statistics are up. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says the 2016 numbers show a 34% spike nationally and a 21% increase here in California. ADL expects that to increase in 2017. University of Southern California Law Professor,…