Manuel Pastor

Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and co-author of Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn From America's Metropolitan Regions.


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A 12-step program for the California economy—and maybe America’s Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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Want to flip Texas and Arizona? Nearly one million Latino citizens turn 18 every year. Read more

, Housing and Transportation


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Who the DACA recipients really are, and what we can—and must—do to keep them here Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Defending immigrants and championing progressive economics (that even Rust Belt whites could like) are imperative—and complementary. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Neighborhood-based approaches can succeed, if they're part of a broader urban strategy. Read more

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