San Diego State was rocked by a sexual misconduct controversy in 2022. Photo: Pablo Mason Photography, courtesy of SDSU. I spearheaded investigations that uncovered systemic breakdowns in how complaints of sexual misconduct were handled. by the nation's largest four-year public university system. The reporting led to a state law requiring more...

It's impossible to to talk about Latino leadership in Southern California without discussing Cal State LA and its role in the struggle for equity and inclusion. (Photo: Dolores Huerta at Cal State LA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies. Credit: J. Emilio Flores/Cal State...

In 1968, thousands of Chicano high students walked out of classes in Los Angeles to protest inequity and injustice as part of a civil rights movement that would result in profound change. (Photo: Raul Ruiz)...

The day after President Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union address, I appeared on KCRW public radio with Jonathan Blitzer of the New Yorker magazine to talk about the MS-13 street gang. During his Jan. 30 address, Trump mentioned MS-13 four times, talking about a heinous slaying of two teenage girls by gang members on Long Island and claiming that the group has taken advantage of loopholes in the immigration system.