Khaled Beydoun

Khaled A. Beydoun is a faculty member at the UCLA School of Law where he focuses on immigration law, criminal law, critical race theory, and legal history. Follow him on Twitter @khaledbeydoun.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016
Fear of a Black and Brown America
"What the hell do you have to lose?" Donald Trump asked African Americans while speaking in Ohio - a key battleground state - in August. An absurd appeal to a voting bloc maligned by the Republican campaign, in a campaign where absurdity and alarm are cornerstones. While much of the alarm has...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Why Obama's Gun Control Efforts Will Fail
The rise in gun violence, and its most horrific episodes, brought US President Barack Obama to tears on Tuesday afternoon. Flanked by the mothers of Jordan Davis and Chris Martinez, amid the memory of other victims of gun violence, Obama delivered an urgent call and outlined an executive plan for...
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Monday, July 06, 2015
The Hidden Hazzard of Viral Activism
Last week, a daring young black woman climbed up the flagpole in Charleston and took down the Confederate flag. Bree Newsome's rebellious act at the South Carolina capitol followed a white man's killing of nine black people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, the most...
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Why Muslim Lives Don't Matter
Irrespective of what rallying cries, signs or adapted hashtags proclaim, Muslim lives in America don't matter. The aftermath of the murder of the three American students in Chapel Hill, and the broader context that spurred it, reconfirms this brutal truth. The three victims - Deah Barakat, 23, his...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Deconstructing the Dunn Trial: The Weaponization of Blackness vs. White "Fear"
Jordan Davis was afraid. He wished he was at home with his parents after the first shot – never anticipating that his routine goodbye before a night out with is friends would be his final farewell. The second shot ricocheted off of the red SUV, and eight more would follow from Michael Dunn’s gun.
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