Peniel Joseph

University of Texas at Austin

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Peniel Joseph is Professor of History at University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of its Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. He is a former professor of history at Tufts University and founding director of its Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and a former associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. Joseph is the author of Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama and Stokely: A Life.

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 Police have shot and killed 23 unarmed people already this year. If that rate continues, the death toll will be higher than last year's total of 48. In both years,…

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As President Obama prepares tonight's farewell speech, his approval ratings are well above many ex-presidents and much higher than Donald Trump's.

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