Research

Race and Hollywood Project: Background

The Hollywood entertainment industry is clearly big business.  In 2010, domestic box office figures topped $10 billion, while 2011 television ad revenue was expected to reach a record $68 billion.  But Hollywood is about more than just entertainment and sales.  Its images also reflect back to the people a sense of who they are, who they aren’t, and who they hope to be, […]

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Bunche Research Report

Bunche Research Report

Bunche Research Report, Vol. 6, No. 2 (February 2012) Defending Affirmative Action The affirmative action battle rages on in the United States.  Legal arguments are being heard at the federal appeals level and, beginning in fall 2012, at the Supreme Court level.  In light of the cases being presented to the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, the Bunche Center presents […]

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Research Overview

Research Overview

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, established as an organized research unit in 1969, is committed to research which enhances our understanding of the history, lifestyles, material conditions, and socio-cultural systems of African Americans and the Diaspora. The esteemed faculty and affiliated researchers include leaders in the fields of African American studies, education, public policy, […]

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Archived Black Los Angeles News

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and affiliated faculty have been featured in news media in Los Angeles, throughout the nation, and around the globe.  Please find past links to this news coverage below focused on the Black Los Angeles Project. April 21, 2010 UCLA book ‘Black Los Angeles’ chronicles city’s African American history, issues Click here […]

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Archived College Access Project for African Americans (CAPAA) and Related Issues in the News

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and affiliated faculty have been featured in news media in Los Angeles, throughout the nation, and around the globe.  Please find past links to this news coverage below focused on CAPAA and affirmative action issues. September 30, 2007 The New Affirmative Action Click here November 6, 2006 Killing Affirmative Action Click […]

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Black Los Angeles Research Publication

Black Los Angeles Research Publication

BLACK LOS ANGELES American Dreams and Racial Realities Edited by Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon “A true masterwork of urban studies. Taken together, these wide-ranging, diverse, original essays significantly expand our understanding of the African-American experience in Los Angeles. With breathtaking scope and vision, Black Los Angeles is a brilliant example of cutting-edge scholarship and a powerful corrective to the […]

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