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The Atlantic, Nov. 19, 2015
The return of Korematsu
“There is only one situation in which the Court expressly upheld racial classifications burdening minorities: the rulings affirming the constitutionality of the evacuations of Japanese-Americans during World War II,” wrote Erwin Chemerinsky, a UC Irvine law professor and prominent scholar of constitutional law. “No evidence of a specific threat was required …. Race alone was used to determine who would be uprooted and incarcerated and who would remain free.”

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2015
The 10-point
Quote of the day. ‘Immigration reform is needed to ensure that the labor needs of the U.S. economy can continue to be met.’ − Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, on the Mexican reverse-migration − as the number of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S. has fallen below the number heading back to their country.

The Atlantic, Nov. 20, 2015
How to decimate a city
But to outsiders the majority-black neighborhood was “slum land,” ripe for redevelopment because of its proximity to downtown, according to Joseph F. DiMento, who was born and grew up in Syracuse and is now a professor of law, planning, and policy at the University of California, Irvine School of law.

Orange County Register, Nov. 19, 2015
Mexican migration boom coming to an end; more moved from U.S. to Mexico than reverse
“Mexico has an aging population, just like the United States,” said Leo Chavez, a UC Irvine professor who has written on immigration patterns. In Mexico, “young people have fewer older people to compete with in the labor market and there are fewer younger people because fertility rates are low.”

The Washington Post, Nov. 19, 2015
Tacko Fall and Mamadou N’Diaye faced off Wednesday for the tallest head-to-head matchup in college basketball history
Seven-foot-six Mamadou N’Diaye made waves last season in college basketball when he helped UC Irvine reach the NCAA tournament. Wednesday night, N’Diaye finally had the chance to pick on someone his own size.

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