Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Too Far Left for Hollywood?

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about House of Representatives nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) visit to Los Angeles. “Eric [Garcetti] is the establishment,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. “It’s so…

US judge orders release of ‘first Black Identity Extremist’

AL Jazeera quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about how the FBI broadly applies its Black Identity Extremist (BIE) designation. Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent who specialised in counterterrorism, told Al Jazeera that the FBI already considered groups comprising eco-terrorists, white supremacists, anarchists, anti-abortion rights activists and black nationalists as possible “domestic…

Trump Makes California Grate Again

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the continued tension between President Donald Trump and the majority of California voters. All in all, besides lousy traffic, Trump’s visit meant little to most Californians. And the optics of the military and the “wall” didn’t…

Schweitzer, Southers discuss hate speech, policy implications after Charlottesville

USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott was joined by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliates Lisa Schweitzer and Erroll Southers (director of the Safe Communities Institute), in a discussion of the policy implications and responses to racism and extremism after the violence triggered by a white-nationalist rally in the Charlottesville, Virginia last month.

“White supremacy is not a historical construct we get to walk away from. We have to really interrogate how white supremacy informs public policies within the structures of our cities, within education and politics,” said Lisa Schweitzer. Erroll Southers indicated that he considered Charlottesville a pivotal moment for extremism in the country.

Dozens of NFL teams protest national anthem after Trump comments

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about NFL players and owners reacting to President Donald Trump’s statements about kneeling during the national anthem. Armour told FOX 11 most people don’t realize this movement started during the Obama administration, not under Trump. “A lot of people attribute the…

Armour interviewed by CBS News Los Angeles on post-election protests

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the likely trajectory for demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump Jody Armour is a professor at USC’s Law School and a faculty representative for the University’s Diversity Task force. He doesn’t see protests against the incoming administration slowing down, unless the…