Charlottesville police face critics

Los Angeles Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the rise of homegrown terrorism and domestic violence, and what local and federal authorities can do to prevent tragedies like the one in Charlottesville, Virginia. “The threat of homegrown terrorism will continue to grow,” Southers said. “I see this getting worse unless the…

Anti-terrorism efforts and domestic sources of violence

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why only targeting Muslim extremism fails to address other domestic sources of violence. “Data should dictate policy,” Mr. Southers said. “If you ignore data, you ignore the real problem, which is that extremism comes from a diverse range of sources.” Full article…

Schweitzer: Seek out Diverse Perspectives and Sources of Information

Our discussion of the prevalence of racial bias in how violence is portrayed in the media continues. Today’s response is from Professor Lisa Schweitzer, who specializes in urban studies, particularly empirical analysis of social justice, environment, and transport in cities.   Bedrosian Center: What’s one thing we can do better to address biases in how…

Lewis: Acknowledge Different Interpretations of Events

Today we’re continuing our discussion of how there is frequent evidence of racial bias in how violence is portrayed in the media. We have been asking faculty members to respond with their ideas for how we, as consumers of news or members of the media, can “do better” at recognizing and overcoming this prejudice. Our…