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The Washington Post published commentary by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College about white anxiety about possibly becoming a demographic minority. Myers and Levy argue this is a myth based on a limited definition of whiteness. “Stories about the impending demise of white America are rooted in outmoded notions of racial exclusivity. These stories of white decline obscure the ongoing changes to America’s color line, and they serve only to divide,” the authors wrote.
USC Price School of Public Policy alumna Lori Glasgow recently retired as the Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
What do actors and business leaders have in common? They both need to improvise, according to Carol J. Geffner, director of the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy. To teach this essential skill, Geffner led a “Leadership as Improvisation” workshop at the 2018 USC Women’s Conference.
Students from East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) at Esteban Torres High School took the USC Price School of Public Policy community on a journey through the history, pride, food and future of East L.A. on April 10. The third annual installment of “Greetings from East L.A.” – a collaboration between USC Price, ELARA and social enterprise nonprofit Public Matters – explored the active and multimodal transportation in East L.A.
USC Trojan Family magazine highlighted the Los Angeles Police Department’s partnership with the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to train officers to deal with some of the biggest social problems – including mental illness, homelessness, human trafficking and domestic violence – and build bridges with the communities they serve.
USC Price alum Adam Daneshgar landed his ‘dream project’ with the purchase of downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Daneshgar MRED ’09 noted that the iconic L.A. location showcases the city’s cultural diversity, and that he “wanted to keep that value instilled in the market going forward.”
Aura Garcia wasn’t looking to make a career change, but when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called she couldn’t turn down the opportunity to represent her northeast San Fernando Valley community and her Guatemalan/Latino heritage. Garcia, a graduate from the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Master of Leadership program, accepted an appointment by Mayor Garcetti in February to be one of a five-member, full-time executive team that comprises the Board of Public Works for the City of L.A.
Southers testifies to Congressional Black Caucus, criticizes FBI report on black identity extremism for lacking merit
Testifying before the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Foreign Affairs and National Security, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Erroll Southers asserted that a recent FBI assessment on the threat posed by Black Identity Extremists lacks merit.