Peniel Joseph

Peniel Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor of history. His most recent book is Stokely: A Life. Follow him on Twitter: @penieljoseph

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Chicago '68: The 50-Year Lessons America Still Hasn't Learned
Fifty years ago, anti-war protesters swarmed the streets of Chicago during the Democratic National Convention to reject the Vietnam War, state violence, and injustice. In the process they turned the city into a veritable battleground over the fate of American democracy. "The whole world is watching...
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
A Presidency Built on Racial Divisions
Racial violence that gripped Charlottesville, Va., causing the governor to declare a state of emergency represents a case of what Malcolm X famously characterized as “chickens coming home to roost.” President Donald Trump’s bluntly facile appeal to deep-seated racial divisions would be comical if...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hillary Clinton and the Urban Rebellion
The immediate policy response to urban rebellion in Baltimore on Monday night came, somewhat surprisingly, from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who just launched her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Clinton’s first major policy speech made criminal-justice reform the core of...
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