Author: Aubrey Hicks

September 4, 2015
September 3, 2015

by Justine Dodgen Described by Los Angeles Times writer Patt Morrison as “the famous feminist politician from East L.A., the career policymaker/politician who still feels like an outsider,” Gloria Molina holds…

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Walter Mosley, most known for his LA crime fiction, tackles aging and agency in this beautiful novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

August 25, 2015

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic was quoted on Marketplace in a story title “Highland Park Swap Mall: A Year Later.” The story discusses the changing landscape of the northeast Los…

August 23, 2015

by Justine Dodgen Bedrosian Affiliate Ed Tinoco was awarded one of three Diversity Research Grants awarded by the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services for 2015. This grant…

August 22, 2015

by William G. Resh Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: In the Face of Failure: The Persistence of Pro-Social Motivations under Conditions of Negative Feedback, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ What motivates individuals to…

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

by Jovanna Rosen with Lisa Schweitzer Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: Improving Urban Governance through Community Development Agreements, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ Policies such as community benefits agreements (CBAs) and project labor agreements (PLAs)…

August 22, 2015

byAbby Wood and Christian Grose Bedrosian Faculty Research Award: Government Transparency Laws: Why Do Some Legislators Over Comply?, Awarded January 2015 __________________________ Transparency and the Federal Election Commission: A Boon for…

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015
August 13, 2015

by Justine Dodgen Our discussion of how race is depicted in media coverage of violent events continues. Today we hear from Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a Senior Fellow at USC Price and a long-time political…

August 12, 2015
August 11, 2015

Bedrosian Center faculty Richard Green is headed to Washington, DC this fall as a new senior housing adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he will advise on…

August 10, 2015
August 9, 2015

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic recently wrote about some hot topics in housing- a recent Supreme Court ruling and HUD’s Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule- on Shelterforce. On Texas Department of Housing…

August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015
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August 5, 2015
July 30, 2015
July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015

The US has used the War on drugs to create a racial caste system: a successor to the Jim Crow days we thought we left behind. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander is one of the most important American books in the last decade. Alexander systematically explores the policy changes from the days of Nixon through the present – exploring how each decision has created and allowed a system which criminalizes blackness, brownness, otherness in way that both creates new racial biases and confirms them by incarcerating millions of young black and brown men (and to a lesser extent, black and brown women).