UCLA In the News August 23, 2017

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

Why ACLU defends the rights of ideological outliers | Chicago Tribune

K-Sue Park, a fellow at the UCLA School of Law who has done volunteer work for the ACLU, wrote in The New York Times, “By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes.”

California survey reports on health, sex and other issues | Sacramento Bee

The UCLA Center for Health Policy and Research surveys about 20,000 Californians each year on dozens of health-related topics, from obesity to cancer screening. One of the questions asked is, “How many sexual partners have you had in the last 12 months?” Between 2011 and 2014, 9.6 percent of respondents between 25 and 45 answered “zero.”

Sexual harassment and the sharing economy | Guardian (U.K.)

Saba Waheed, research director at the University of California, Los Angeles labor center, argued that if the firms allowed workers to unionize or treated them like employees, then drivers would have legal means to speak up and the companies would be more liable for their safety. “There has to be a more direct responsibility. You’re earning so much profit off of this workforce.”

Women of color face pay inequality in Hollywood | Huffington Post

There’s some hope on the horizon, though. UCLA’s annual 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report found a small bump in the number of minority roles on scripted broadcast TV over the past few years, and a similar increase in minority writers fleshing out those characters behind the scenes. 

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