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Jackson quoted in Vox article on police reform

April 27, 2021
Following the Derek Chauvin verdict, President Joe Biden called for changing policing by "acknowledging and confronting, head-on, systemic racism and the racial disparities that exist in policing and in our criminal justice system more broadly." One such idea is to abolish the police. Proponents think communities can work together to regulate themselves without "anti-Black, white supremacist institutions," like the American criminal justice system and policing—which got its start with slave patrols—according to Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science. Read more in the Vox article, "9 ideas to solve the broken institution of policing." 

Yinger quoted in Daily Beast article on diverse communities

April 5, 2021
According to U.S. Census data, there is a 30 percentage-point gap in homeownership between Blacks and whites—larger than it was in the 1960s, prior to when the Fair Housing Act was passed.

Jackson talks about Black women's experiences with COVID-19 in GenForward

March 16, 2021
In their article, "This Women’s History Month, Recognize Black Women’s Efforts To Save Ourselves," published by the GenForward Survey, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jenn Jackson discusses Black women's experiences with COVID-19.

Michelmore discusses the child tax credit on Marketplace

February 25, 2021
"The kids who don’t receive the full credit right now are predominantly kids who are lower income, many who are living in poverty, and many who are either Black or Latino," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. 

Carboni's research on giving circles cited in Nonprofit Quarterly

February 22, 2021
The study, along with previous research conducted by Carboni on giving circles, was cited in the Nonprofit Quarterly article, "Can Giving Circles Democratize Philanthropy?

Gift From SU Trustee Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

February 10, 2021
The gift from SU Trustee Christine Larsen and Vincent Dopulos will support training for graduate students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs over the next five years. 

Banks sums up 2020 in China Daily article

January 6, 2021
Professor Emeritus William C. Banks sums up 2020 in three phrases: COVID-19, racial justice and democracy threatened.

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