Orange County Register, April 15, 2017
Top colleges should be catalysts for upward mobility, not reproducers of privilege
Howard Gillman, UCI chancellor, [writes]: Among highly selective public colleges, my campus — the University of California, Irvine — is rated among the best in the nation as a catalyst for overall upward mobility, and for catapulting the poorest 20 percent of students into the wealthiest 20 percent post-graduation. And we’re not an anomaly.
TIME, April 14, 2017
The Tax March Is Different From Other Trump Protests. Here’s Why
“Protest will stiffen the spine of your allies, give people in Congress reason to talk about Trump’s returns again and be more willing to stand up to whatever policies are coming down the pike,” explains David Myers, a professor of sociology and political science at UC Irvine and author of the Politics of Protest. Plus, he adds, it “kind of trolls Donald Trump, and then he almost always responds badly and says something stupid.”
NPR, April 14, 2017
Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger
Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: “The politics of respectability, that elusive set of guidelines that dictate how racialized Americans ought to conduct themselves in public, were complicated this week when a 69 year-old Asian-American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight.”
Wired, April 16, 2017
Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It
“We didn’t have this level of sophistication in simulation available a decade ago, which was the last major case on this topic before the [US Supreme] Court,” said Bernard Grofman, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine.
The Huffington Post, April 15, 2017
State Lawmakers Are Trying To Force Trump To Disclose His Tax Returns
Rick Hasen, an election law expert at University of California, Irvine School of Law, argued in Politico that one legal argument that would allow such laws is the Supreme Court’s 2000 Bush v. Gore decision. Hasen writes, “the Court wrote that even though state legislators have given each state’s voters the right to vote for presidential electors, at any time a state legislature can ‘take back the power’ to appoint electors.”
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