The lengthy history of white politicians wearing blackface — and getting a pass

The Washington Post quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the use of blackface to dehumanize and devalue black people. But for almost as long, there has been opposition to blackface, especially by people who thought that efforts to portray black people as lazy, stupid or hypersexual dovetailed with efforts to strip them…

Police Training and Procedures Discussion with Guests

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on police tactics and brutality. Jody Armour: There’s only so much training can do. Police officers are also human beings. It is hard to train people to remain rational in situation that is dangerous to them. We need to train people to avoid…

White People Calling The Police On Black People Is Not New

National Public Radio highlighted commentary by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School in a story on the problems of people calling the police unnecessarily in racially charged situations. “You have an alarming tendency of white people starting to use 911 as their kind of customer service line when they have any friction with a black person,” said Armour. NPR posted the transcript of the radio story as a separate article here.

After Trump taps textualist Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court, the confirmation fight ahead and potential impact on midterm elections

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the possible impact on civil rights and midterm elections.