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What’s in it for me?

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 not only work hard but to go above and beyond their job requirements when working for organizations that deliver social Read more…

Improving Urban Governance

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) have recently proliferated in urban governance. These community development agreements similarly attempt to leverage urban growth and public participation within Read more…

Director Raphael Bostic Interviewed on New Fair Housing Rule

by Justine Dodgen Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic recently spoke with DS News to discuss HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, which was announced in early July. AFFH intends to help communities that receive HUD funding meet long-standing fair housing obligations. During the interview, Bostic discussed what he hopes AFFH will help accomplish: My Read more…

The New Jim Crow

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).

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