Dean of UCLA Luskin takes the long view on political rhetoric

UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura talks about the impact of the presidential election on Latinos.

UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura talks about the impact of the presidential election on Latinos. Photo by George Foulsham

Gary Segura, dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, thinks that Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric may seem all too familiar to Latinos and others in California who endured a similar campaign against undocumented residents a couple of decades ago. The current effort could backfire on Trump and his supporters, suggested Segura, an internationally recognized expert on the Latino electorate, during a presentation March 21, 2017, to a packed room of citizens, policymakers and fellow educators. The UCLA Advocacy event, co-hosted by UCLA Government and Community Relations and the Luskin School, featured introductions by Chancellor Gene Block and Keith S. Parker, assistant vice chancellor for government and community relations.

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