Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College.  His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (2012). He is also the coauthor of The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2005) and Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21stCentury (2004)


Where Are the Rabbis in “Selma”?

Ava DuVernay's film Selma is a remarkable depiction of a key moment in the civil rights movement, highlighting the strategic savvy, relentless courage, and human frailties of Rev. Martin Luther ...

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Barack Obama, Action Figure?

  Occasionally, President Barack Obama reminds us that he was once a community organizer. In his interview last Monday night with BET News, Obama said that he had invited some ...

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Black Friday Protests Push Back Against Walmart

Walmart won't pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they're holding food drives for their employees. Seriously. It's been reported that an Oklahoma City Walmart set up bins ...

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Fannie Lou Hamer’s Message for Today

"I question America " -- the famous words spoken by civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer 50 years ago this week at the tumultuous Democratic Party convention in Atlantic City ...

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