Book Picks for April-May 2021
Let’s read All We Can Save and The Nature of Desert Nature for April and May 2021!
Breonna Taylor Case: Justice Is Not Colorblind
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the lack of charges against the officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor. He was also interviewed on Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, LAist and Insider. “And when we see that sometimes the Read more…
Exploring Race, Justice, Policing, And The Law
KPCC-FM interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on his new book that explores race, justice, policing and the law. “Jody talks about some of the major themes he explores in his new book, including critical race theory, criminal justice reform, why he chose the title he did and how Read more…
Black leaders issue demands regarding COVID-19
Jody Armour was quoted by Los Angeles Wave about the necessity to minimize harm to the black community during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is hitting marginalized communities harder.
California Prosecutors Must Do More to Protect Their Communities From Coronavirus
Data for Progress featured a memo co-written by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on how California prosecutors must do more to protect their communities from the coronavirus.
On the Basis of Sex (dir. Mimi Leder)
October 2018 brought us RBG, the documentary about the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now we have On the Basis of Sex, a biopic starring Felicity Jones as this iconic leader in the fight for gender equality and justice under the law. The film is directed by Mimi Leder. Read more…
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist imagines what it means to be empathetic within the institutional violence of our system and the violence humans can commit against each other. Listen to our discussion about power and the necessity of protest within our democratic structure, and how protests should, and can, peacefully engage to solve the world’s “wicked problems.”
Courting Justice in California
by Jeremy Loudenback Aside from robust voter turnout in last week’s city election, the most positive result of protests in Ferguson over policing practices may be attention to inequities in other parts of its criminal-justice system. Accounts by the Washington Post and last month’s Department of Justice report about Ferguson have called Read more…
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
In this inaugural edition of the Bedrosian Book Club podcast, four of our faculty discuss Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, the French economics book on inequality that is taking the world by storm.
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by Martin Krieger John Rawls. Political Liberalism Columbia University Press, 2005. I recall when Rawls’s Theory of Justice appeared. It was a thick book, and I was not philosophically sophisticated. But its main model, the original position, was appealing if not realistic. It was Kantian but with a modern game-theoretic twist. The Read more…