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To Hold Police Accountable, First Stop Anti-Police Violence

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Recent shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, LA and Dallas, TX have been met with public outcry and fear. Many Americans feel that the recent protests of police- involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are causing violence against police. Social movements demanding police accountability have taken a major step backward since the police officers were killed. This is evidenced by the central theme of the Republican National Convention: “Make America Safe Again.” Donald Trump, and the Republican Party, have seized upon and redirected the fears of Americans and are once again making public safety and tough-on-crime rhetoric a major selling point to white voters who increasingly feel threatened. The deaths of police officers have shifted the conversation from police accountability to police safety. However, “Black Lives Matters” and “Brown Lives Matter” are motivated by one goal: end police violence against people of color. These movements are about nonviolence.Righteous crusades like “Black Lives Matters” and “Brown Lives Matters” must vigilantly refrain from rhetoric or acts that imply violence, especially against police. Only then can they regain control of the public safety narrative and keep law enforcement accountable for their abuses in black and brown communities. Cid Martinez, Ph.D, is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of San Diego and the author of the new book, “The Neighborhood Has Its Own Rules: Latinos and African-Americans in South Los Angeles.  

Digging in the Deep

Friday, July 15, 2016

REPORTER ALBERT SAMAHA HAS NO PROBLEM GETTING HIS HANDS DIRTY The internet is a good thing. If you harbor any doubt, imagine what it would be like i…

The Long View

Friday, July 15, 2016

CHRIS YANOV TURNS DREAMS INTO REALITY When Chris Yanov ‘03 (MA) spun that wheel on Wheel of Fortune, 15 years ago, he couldn’t possibly h…

SHAFR 2016

SHAFR Conference Knows Much About History

Friday, June 24, 2016

The University of San Diego is hosting 500 members of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), whose annual national meeting …

THRS Major Will Tate President for a Day

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A WHIRLWIND JOURNEY THROUGH COMPLICATED TERRAIN On April 12, junior Will Tate was selected from among 58 undergraduate applicants to trade places for…

Alec Hartman

Class of 2016: Alec Hartman Gives Back

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

When Alec Hartman entered USD as a freshman four years ago, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. Beginning his college career as an e…

Major in Sociology for Pre-Health Careers

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 https://www.sand…

musics of asia

MUSC 340: Musics of Asia

Monday, May 23, 2016

Register for MUSC 340: Musics of AsiaDr. David HarnishFall 2016 TR 10:45-12:05 Camino 156 Music and identity, politics, religion, nationalism, gender…

Holocaust Remembrance

Honoring the Millions Lost

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4 is Holocaust Remembrance Day but each year the number of survivors declines.…

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