Entries by cbarrera

Research and Resistance: Reflections since the J18 events

By Rachel Wells, UCLA Luskin doctoral student Before attending the Institute on Inequality and Democracy’s J18 events, a day focused on the ideas of Teach.Organize.Resist. two days before the presidential inauguration, I read a post on the role of social work in a Trump administration (Hayes, Karpman, & Miller, 2016). Drawing from the NASW code of […]

3 Truths About Trumpism

Truth is out of fashion. Truth is past its expiration date. The Oxford Dictionaries declared post-truth to be the 2016 Word of the Year. Here’s their official definition: an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. […]

Divesting from Whiteness: The University in the Age of Trumpism

My pinned tweet says that I will neither participate in nor condone the normalization of Trumpism. I might have to keep it posted for the full four years of the (first) Trump presidency. After all, the normalization of the Trump regime is fully underway, from calls for a peaceful transition of power to those for […]


By: Ananya Roy, Director, Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin Earlier this year, we launched the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin with a mandate to tackle the color-lines of the 21st century. Focused on the research themes of evictions, financialization, and mass incarceration, and in alliance with social justice movements, […]

After Trump

By: Robin D.G. Kelley Donald J. Trump’s election was a national trauma, an epic catastrophe that has left millions in the United States and around the world in a state of utter shock, uncertainty, deep depression, and genuine fear. The fear is palpable and justified, especially for those Trump and his acolytes targeted—the undocumented, Muslims, […]