Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition (2013)

Taking space in Los Angeles has been of increasing concern for this blog and its author, making it crucial to research what the process of taking social and political space in the city has looked like in the historical periods before this one. To this end, Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and […]

How LAUSD’s Teacher Problem is a Moment of Truth for Progressive Future of California

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” – MLK Jr. I: Standing with Our Teachers This week national attention will continue following the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) over the bevy of tensions with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) called out in their five-day work stoppage […]

South Los Angeles since The Sixties

“More than a half century since the Kerner Commission, the history of South Los Angeles continues to be laden with broken promises and only modest improvements. Despite the huge efforts of residents, activists and others, the burden of under-investment and neglect continue to limit economic opportunity for too many Angelenos. This prescient report serves as […]

“Homelessness” in Los Angeles Today is the Result of Decades of American Discrimination

In Los Angeles lives the type of progress towards social issues much like what the rest of the country faces, where the wealth of executives at the city’s largest institutions sits unthreatened while masses of low wage workers beneath struggle to make it to the next paycheck. These economics are accepted as irrevocable facts, natural […]