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In The News
Dr. Cokley's Writes Op-Ed About Next Steps for Ferguson
"The president of the Austin (Texas) Police Association denies the existence of institutional discrimination, reducing it to a few isolated cases of biased individuals who are eventually weeded out of law enforcement...My real frustration is I don't believe any amount of data will convince some people of the existence and pervasiveness of institutional racism.
Dr. Cokley Writes on the White Washing In Hollywood Films
"Countless other Hollywood examples represent old messages to blacks and other people of color that at the end of the day, we can never be central characters. We are nothing more than historical footnotes: This is a white world where the most significant contributions to civilization have been made by white people, and we simply must accept that."
"What is the psychological impact of always seeing white images as the only central historical figures of civilization?"
Just Released, Dr. Cokley's Book "The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism" Read more about it.
See Dr. Vohra-Gupta's Op-Ed, "States should use power to raise the minimum wage"
"To build a better future for American children, one of the most effective policy changes available today is raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10 and then indexing it to inflation so that American families can keep up with the rising prices of gas, food and housing...a raise in minimum wage to $10.10 would increase real income, on net, by $5 billion and pull about 900,000 families above the poverty threshold."