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Violence Againt South African Migrants

Since her op-ed CNN piece, Cawo Abdi, has been interviewed by Al Jazeera 's TV program The Listening Post when they focused on South Africa and how the violence against migrants was covered by diverse media outlets; the South African Broadcast Corp. radio station (SAfm Current Affairs) on the flow of migration through the Mediterranean and South Africa and the resulting humanitarian crisis; and by a radio station in Korea, This Morning, Seoul.

Deadly Attacks Against African Migrants

Cawa Abdi's CNN op-ed piece on the turmoil in South Africa stresses how migrants are scapegoated for the persistent legacy of apartheid in the post-liberation era.

Stigma of Mental Illness

Cawo Abdi contributed to an article in the StarTribune regarding the stigma of mental illness and skepticism of mental-health treatment among Somali-Americans.

Ethnically Diverse City?

Doug Hartmann was featured in WalletHub's recent study examining 2015's Cities with the Most and Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity.

Out of Trouble - Out of Work

In a recent NY Times article regarding the difficult time ex-fellons have finding jobs and rebuilding their lives, Chris Uggen was interviewed and his research with alumna Sarah Shannon referenced.

Minneapolis Miracle?

Doug Hartmann was interviewed by WCCO in response to The Atlantic Magazine article praising the "Miracle of Minneapolis" as a place of affordability, opportunity and wealth. Critics are saying that it is far from a miracle with some of the worst racial disparities in the nation.

Second Chance for Ex-Felons

Chris Uggen was quoted in a StarTribune article regarding a new Minnesota law which helps low-level offenders seal their records from routine background checks.

Percentage of Students Held Back Falls by Half

Rob Warren's recently published findings, Patterns and Trends in Grade Retention Rates in the United States, 1995-2010, were the focus of an article by the Huffington Post on the decline in student retention rates.

Outdated Idea of Nine-To-Five

In a recent Atlantic article, Phyllis Moen was interviewed regarding how the sharing economy is altering when and how people earn money.

Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement

In a recent NY Times op-ed, Chris Uggen's (with alumni Angie Behrens & colleague Jeff Manza) AJS article, "Ballot Manipulation and the 'Menace of Negro Domination': Racial Threat and Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States, 1850-2002" was used to provide historical context to the laws that permanently denied people convicted of crimes the right to vote.

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