Tag: Politics & law

Radicalism or pragmatism? The divide in racial justice advocacy

Stephen Menendian , February 16th, 2022

Policy advocacy and racial equity proposals exist on a spectrum, with many areas of disagreement or differences in emphasis. And it would be an oversimplification to describe one…

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Can the Democratic Party survive racism as a strategy?

Ian Haney López , December 15th, 2021

The Democratic Party is famously bad at communicating a unifying story about its vision for society. Indeed, Democrats all too often campaign as if their opponent is another…

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California’s budget a win for families, early education challenges remain

Bruce Fuller , July 9th, 2021

California’s budget compromise adds a pre-kindergarten year for all 4-year-olds, funds 200,000 fresh child care slots, and modestly raises wages for pre-K teachers and subsidized child-minders. These …

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Some folklore to get us through the transition tantrums

Robin Lakoff , November 12th, 2020

As the latest long national nightmare slithers inexorably to its end, it is time to consider a few familiar stories that may provide much needed wisdom. Rumpelstiltskin, Samson,…

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This is Us

Vishaan Chakrabarti , November 9th, 2020

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Dean Vishaan Chakrabarti reflects on the 2020 presidential election saying “… Our long national nightmare is over. For now.”

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