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The traditional Mexican condiment paste recado negro
The traditional Mexican condiment paste recado negro consists of dried chiles, tortilla, cinnamon, pepper, oregano and bay leaves.(Photo/Jessica Magaña, RedHeartMedia)

Showcasing the role of food in the lives of Mexican and Mexican American grandmothers in L.A.

USC Dornsife’s Sarah Portnoy and USC Annenberg’s Amara Aguilar join forces to create the exhibit Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories and a related course teaching students how to use digital media to share oral histories.

The Segregation Index found that, in large school districts, white-Black segregation has increased 35% and economic segregation has increased 47% over the past 30 years. (Photo/iStock)
The Segregation Index found that, in large school districts, white-Black segregation has increased 35% and economic segregation has increased 47% over the past 30 years. (Photo/iStock)

New ‘Segregation Index’ shows U.S. schools remain highly separated by race, ethnicity and economic status

USC and Stanford researchers say the index — a public resource for tracking segregation — signals an “urgent need” to address rising segregation in large school districts.

Policy/Law
1992 Los Angeles uprising: Skyline today
Thirty years later, the beating of Rodney King and the shooting death of Latasha Harlins continue to reverberate in Los Angeles and throughout the country. (Photo/iStock)

‘Like a stick of dynamite’: USC scholars reflect on legacy of 1992 L.A. uprising and police beating of Rodney King

USC experts remember the events that led up to the violence and protests, and consider more recent violence against Blacks including George Floyd and Eric Garner and fatal confrontations between vigilantes and Black citizens.