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May 10, 2023. In an essay for Zocalo Public Square, Kal Raustiala writes, "Bunche's involvement in what he called 'the problem of Palestine' grew out of a lifelong commitment to anticolonialism and racial justice. He strongly believed in the right of all peoples to self-determination.
"Early on he recognized that a just resolution to what he called 'the refugee problem'—the Palestinians displaced from their lands—was essential to any lasting peace," adds the director of the UCLA Burkle Center. "The two-state solution of his original U.N. proposal has, of course, never been realized, despite the widespread recognition of the state of Palestine in recent years."
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Speaking to NPR about the recent shooting in Monterey Park, a local community for which she has great affection, Professor of Asian American Studies Min Zhou said, "Well, whatever the motive of the killer — right? — one thing to me is for certain — that that person is definitely emboldened by the gun culture in this society and also by the violence against Asians in the recent years, especially during the pandemic... [W]hen we are walking on the street and... doing things in the community, now we are still scared." Zhou is director of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center.
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"What we've heard families say more of... [is] they see their kids are more relaxed now. They're less stressed," said UCLA Professor of Education Marjorie Faulstich Oreallana, associate vice provost of the UCLA International Institute, of a diary-based study of U.S. families during the pandemic published in the Harvard Educational Review.
"[W]e also wanted to show the world that both parents and children learned a lot of life lessons... Some teenagers wrote stories and diaries [expressing] that they learned to be empathetic," said co-author Priscilla Liu. Added second co-author Sophia L. Angeles, "[W]e learned that multigenerational households are rich with resources whether that be cultural, linguistic, or human. I hope that we are able to recognize these types of households in a more positive light moving forward."