What Do We Want From the Next L.A. Mayor? | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian
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What Do We Want From the Next L.A. Mayor?

Mayoral candidates in Los Angeles love to offer plans and make promises. But in L.A., City Hall is more likely to follow than to lead. Change here has always come from Angelenos themselves, and the ways we interact with each other and cope with the accidents, disasters, and ongoing challenges that define life in L.A. Before June’s first-round mayoral election, …

Will Americans Ever Be In This Together? with Heather McGhee | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian
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Will Americans Ever Be In This Together? with Heather McGhee

From tax cuts and voting rights to healthcare and labor coalitions, middle- and working-class Americans frequently vote for politicians and support policies that go against their interests. The reason, argues economic and social policy scholar Heather McGhee, is racism. Prosperity and success, as the majority sees it, is a zero-sum game: Whatever benefits Black Americans, as well as immigrants and …