By Stan Paul and George Foulsham In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Chicago, an African-American mother and her children face eviction amid a patchwork landscape of foreclosed and empty dwellings. Across the globe and in another hemisphere, South African shack dwellers face the constant fear of eviction, violence and police brutality in the post-Apartheid […]
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By George Foulsham Fractured. Rigged. Tragic. David Simon uses those words often as he describes what’s become of America, or, as he puts it, our “two Americas.” Simon, a former police reporter for the Baltimore Sun who left the paper and became a successful television screenwriter and producer, was the capstone of the two-day inauguration […]
In 2014, the Chicago Housing Authority opened its public housing waitlist for the first time since 2010, and its housing voucher waitlist for the first time since 2008. More than a quarter of Chicago households applied. Meanwhile, more than 55,000 homes sat vacant in Chicago and the surrounding county.
Scholars, artists and activists gathered Feb. 4 and 5 for the launch of the new Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy. The launch event, “Urban Color-Lines,” took place on the UCLA campus as well as in the Japanese American National Museum. The two-day event was inspired by the work of W.E.B. Dubois, and the issue […]
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The Luskin School of Public Affairs will launch an interdisciplinary institute Thursday that aims to address social inequality issues by promoting social justice and democratic ideas.
A new kind of Institute has come to UCLA. Led by Ananya Roy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs professor and center director, the newly established Institute on Inequality and Democracy will launch on Feb. 4–5 with two days of events at UCLA and the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles.
By Stan Paul On day one of teaching her first UCLA undergraduate course, “Democracy and Inequality,” award-winning scholar, author and teacher Ananya Roy wasted no time getting right to a key point. Roy wanted to convey to students that “unprecedented forms of income inequality currently afoot in the United States have been produced through policies,” […]