Job One at Homeland Security Under Trump: Immigration

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on the reasons to protect grant funding for programs that combat domestic extremism. Cutting grant programs that combat domestic extremism is a mistake when attacks by white supremacist and other hate groups are on the rise, said Erroll Southers, a former F.B.I. agent…

The Kingdom

Peter Berg’s The Kingdom is an action procedural which tries also to be a lesson in cross-cultural tolerance. Released in 2007, we wonder if this film makes the same amount of sense after ten years. The film follows an FBI team which travels to infiltrate and find a terrorist cell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia following an attack killing many American citizens (as well as fellow FBI agent). If art is an imitation of life, have we moved on in the last ten years, or does this remain salient?

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American Swastika

In American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate (2nd edition), Pete Simi and Robert Futrell look at the white power movement. Over 15 years of interviews allow the authors to use real stories to focus on white power families and the different ways the white power movement indoctrinates the next generation of white power warriors.

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Shooting prompts warning from terror experts: Watch out for the left, too

The Orange County Register quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the uptick in hate groups following a presidential election in either party. “When Barack Obama won in 2008, there was an uptick in activity on the right,” Southers said. Membership in anti-government groups jumped more than seven-fold during the first three years…

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is finally on the big screen! 

After dozens of superhero films, has director Patty Jenkins revitalized the DC universe with this superheroine? Amid all the “rep-sweats,” did the film do justice to this classic comic heroine? Why is this film so important? What do we think of the women-only showings at Alamo Drafthouse? Did we enjoy this film?

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Hidden Figures

This episode of the Price Projection Room features a conversation on the popular film, Hidden Figures directed by Theodore Melfi and starring the dream team of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, among many others.

Hidden Figures is a crowd pleasing film which centers on the overlooked stories of women of color whose mathematical work contributed the first successful launch of a human being into orbit. We discuss how the film both illustrated the racial divide in America while showcasing the work & struggle of African American women. Though we all have some criticism of the work, in the end it may be the representation of strong, smart black women that matters the most.

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USC Price convenes LA County’s seven female police chiefs, who share personal, career insights

For the first time in its 167-year history, Los Angeles County has seven female police chiefs leading local law enforcement agencies. The USC Price School of Public Policy brought together all seven police chiefs on March 15 for a special discussion titled, “When Women Lead: Breaking Barriers, Building Communities.”

Devices Banned on Flights From 10 Countries Over ISIS Fears

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the effectiveness of new aviation industry restrictions limiting electronic devices on commercial flights. Erroll Southers, director of the Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies Program at the University of Southern California, said the new guidance would do little to enhance security. “This does little…

The U.S. government’s program to counter violent extremism needs an overhaul

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why the federal government needs a new strategy to counter violent extremism. According to Southers, changes proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration do not effectively address the needs of the current environment. The extremist threat in the United States is…