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The New York Times, May 3, 2022
A Supreme Court in Disarray After an Extraordinary Breach
“I would be wary of jumping to a conclusion that the leaker is necessarily someone who opposes overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Richard L. Hasen, a law [Chancellor’s] Professor at the University of California, Irvine. … “This kind of leak could in fact help the likely future majority overturning Roe if it deflects the conversation to the question of Supreme Court secrecy and the danger of leaks to the legitimacy of the process,” he said. “That’s better than a conversation about the potential illegitimacy of overturning longstanding precedent allowing reproductive choice. It also could be intended to soften the blow by signaling to everyone the earthquake to come.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The New York Times Magazine, April 28, 2022
The L.A. Riots Were 30 Years Ago. I’m Still Trying to Understand Them.
In 1992, Héctor Tobar, [UCI professor of journalism and Chicano/Latino studies], was a young reporter at The Los Angeles Times when the city erupted in violence. What really happened — and what didn’t? … “On the second day of the riots, The Times reported, Wilson High was the scene of a terrifying event, in which “about 200 students were involved in a racially motivated brawl” on campus. … There was just one problem: There was no riot at Wilson High.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

WNYC, May 2, 2022 (Audio)
Korean and Black American Relations Past and Present
The acquittal of 4 police officers who brutally beat Rodney King in 1992 triggered the destruction of Korean-owned businesses and violence directed toward Korean Americans living in South Central Los Angeles. Claire Jean Kim, professor of political science and Asian-American studies at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World, joins us to discuss the racial tensions that already existed between Black and Korean Americans and how structural racism pits Asians and Black Americans against each other.

Academic Minute, May 3, 2022 (Podcast)
Weian Zhao, University of California, Irvine – Transforming the Personalization of Care
Weian Zhao, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of California, Irvine, examines how to transform the personalization of care.

MSN [San Francisco Chronicle), May 1, 2022
Democrats’ fate lies in the nation’s political battlefield: Orange County
Long Bui, [an associate] professor of global and international studies at UC Irvine, said Vietnamese American businesses and voters “will be key to determining who wins this race.” Their voting patterns, however, aren’t predictable. Bui … said there’s “a tendency” to think that older Vietnamese … vote more conservatively than the younger generation. Instead, Bui said, “the community often considers personalities and who runs the most savvy, impactful campaign. Issues and charisma matter as much or sometimes more than party affiliation.”

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