Person

Julianne Malveaux

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Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Dean, California State University, Los Angeles College of Ethnic Studies

Political Party:

Democratic Party

Residence:

Washington, D.C.

Julianne Malveaux is a left-of-center labor economist; professor; author; [1] dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Los Angeles; and the president and founder of the left-of-center Economic Education Institute. [2] [3] Malveaux supports the far-left Black Lives Matter movement [4] and is an outspoken proponent of reparations for the descendants of slaves in the United States. [5]

In her writings and commentary, Malveaux has wished for the early death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, [6] said that radical-left activist and longtime Communist Party USA member Angela Davis “deserves a civil rights award,” [7] called criticism of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan “racist,” [8] said that Israel “has a lock on U.S. foreign policy,” [9] called President Donald Trump a “devil,” [10] referred to white people as “melanin-deficient,” [11] and called the United States a “racist society.” [12]

Malveaux has also said that when she listens to the Star-Spangled Banner, she hears “land of the thief, home of the slave” instead of the line, “land of the free, home of the brave.” [13] Her political “idols” include Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (D). [14]

Career

Julianne Malveaux is a left-of-center labor economist; professor; and author; [15] dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Los Angeles; and the president and founder of the left-of-center Economic Education Institute. [16] [17] She frequently comments on race, gender, and economic issues in the United States and has spoken at more than 5,400 college, university, and corporate events. [18] [19] She has contributed to the Biden administration Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. [20]

In 2016, Malveaux published a book regarding race, economics, and public policy at the end of the Obama administration that featured a forward written by former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile. [21] In 2014, Malveaux founded the Economic Education Institute. She remains the organization’s executive director as of January 2023. [22] [23]

Prior to joining California State University, Los Angeles, Malveaux was the president of Bennett College from June 2007 until July 2013. [24] She has also been on the faculty or visiting faculty of the New School for Social Research, University of California, Berkeley, Michigan State University, Howard University, and others. [25]

Malveaux is a frequent contributor on CNN and the BET television. [26] Previously she was a columnist for the National Black Press Syndicate. [27] She has been published in the left-of-center magazine The Progressive [28] and had a regular column from 1990 until 2003 that appeared in newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and Charlotte Observer. [29]

Malveaux sits on the boards of the labor union-supported Economic Policy Institute [30] and the Black Doctoral Network. [31] She is also the President of PUSH Excel, the educational branch of the left-wing activist organization Rainbow PUSH Coalition, [32] and is a member of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), which is partnered with the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). [33]

In 1990, Malveaux was one of the founding members of African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom. [34]

Social and Political Commentary

In her writings, Julianne Malveaux has wished for the early death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas [35] and said that radical-left activist and longtime Communist Party USA member Angela Davis “deserves a civil rights award.” [36] She supports the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, [37] suggested the killing of Dallas police officers in July 2016 were not related to the Black Lives Matter movement but were related to “black rage,” [38] and believes that voting rights and the critical race theory-influenced concept of economic justice are inexorably linked. [39]

Malveaux has claimed that critical race theory is only “occasionally taught in undergraduate schools” [40] and called the United States a “racist society” that has anti-blackness “woven into the fabric of the nation.” [41] She says that ethnic studies is the “antidote” to white supremacy [42] and that the only way to understand Black History Month is to understand that racism is “baked into” the United States. [43]

Malveaux has said the criminal justice system in the United States “dehumanizes blackness” and empowers “inferior whites who have basked in the myth of white supremacy to attack those who refute the myth.” She also says that the criminal justice system allows “inferior whites to make excuses for white domestic terrorism, terrorism that reigned in the nation in the post-Reconstruction period.” [44] She has referred to white people as “melanin-deficient,” [45] called early American settlers “white barbarians,” [46] said white Americans are “ignorant” of United States history, and believes that white people do not “get [understand] race and racism.” [47]

Malveaux is an outspoken supporter of reparations for the descendants of African slaves in the United States. She calls the White House, “the house that enslaved people built” [48] and has said that recent immigrants to the United States should also have to pay reparations to the descendants of African slaves. [49] [50]

Malveaux has called Star-Spangled Banner composer Francis Scott Key a “died in the wool racist” and said that the Star-Spangled Banner “does not speak for her.” According to Malveaux, she hears “Land of the thief, home of the slave” instead of “land of the free, home of the brave” when she hears the Star-Spangled Banner. [51]

Political Statements

Julianne Malveaux is a self-identified left-of-center “progressive” who supported the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton (D). [52] In 2020, she signed an open letter petition of African-American women on Change.org that opposed then-President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. [53]

She has also supported Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, calling criticism of him “racist,” [54] and claimed that Israel “has a lock on U.S. foreign policy.” [55] Malveaux also supports  the elimination of the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate and has said that members of Congress that do not support the critical race theory-influenced concept of economic justice are a “waste of space.” [56]

In 2016, Malveaux claimed Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election was the result of voter suppression. [57] She has subsequently called Trump a “morally repulsive cretin” [58] and a “devil.” [59]

Malveaux calls Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (D) her “idols” and said she “admires” U.S. Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO) [60] and Lucy McBath (D-GA). [61] She has supported the passage of Biden administration legislative priorities including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act [62] and opposed the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), calling it a Republican effort to win by “stealing.” [63] In 2020, Malveaux called Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) a “racist” and cheered the removal of former President Woodrow Wilson’s name from Princeton University’s School of International Affairs. [64]

Political Contributions

Julianne Malveaux has made numerous contributions to Democratic Party candidates and Democratic-aligned campaign committees since 2002. [65] She has supported  Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and left-of-center funding intermediary ActBlue. She has also supported the congressional campaigns of Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA), former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland); the unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaigns of Cheri Beasley (D-NC) and then-Rep. Val Demings (D-FL); and the unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton (D). [66]

Personal Information

Julianne Malveaux received a bachelor of the arts and a master of the arts in economics from Boston College in 1974 and 1975, respectively. In 1980, she received a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was born in San Francisco, California, [67] and lives in Washington, D.C. [68]

References

  1. “About.” Julianne Malveaux Website. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/about. ^
  2. “Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” U.S. Department of Energy. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.energy.gov/diversity/contributors/dr-julianne-malveaux. ^
  3. “Julianne Malveaux.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianne-malveaux-0a74b112/. ^
  4. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted August 8, 2015. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://twitter.com/drjlastword/status/630008354501435393?s=46&t=4Zb0Nu2yVsZpcpyEmKW6DQ. ^
  5. Malveaux, Julianne. “After Juneteenth – Reparations Now.” Julianne Malveaux Column. June 21, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2022. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/after-juneteenth-reparations-now. ^
  6. Manfredi, Lucas. “ New Cal State LA ethnic studies dean previously said she hopes Clarence Thomas ‘dies early’.” Fox News. June 27, 2021. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-cal-state-la-ethnic-studies-dean-previously-said-she-hopes-clarence-thomas-dies-early. ^
  7. Malveaux, Julianne. “Julianne Malveaux: In Honor of Dr. Angela Davis.” Birmingham Times. February 7, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2019/02/julianne-malveaux-in-honor-of-dr-angela-davis/. ^
  8. Malveaux, Julianne. “Malveaux: Can a Woman’s Coalition survive petulant white women?” Birmingham Times. November 29, 2018. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2018/11/malveaux-can-a-womans-coalition-survive-petulant-white-women/. ^
  9. Malveaux, Julianne. “No justice, no peace, by Julianne Malveaux.” Richmond Free Press. April 20, 2021. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://richmondfreepress.com/news/2021/may/20/no-justice-no-peace-julianne-malveaux/. ^
  10. Malveaux, Julianne. “Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted March 29, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/president-biden-please-ignore-the-former-president. ^
  11. “Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series: Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” St. Mark’s UMC Sacramento. Time Stamp 10:42. Posted October 23, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5wrHk8f-g ^
  12. Malveaux, Dr. Julianne. “Race Neutrality is Anti-Blackness.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted November 2, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/race-neutrality-is-anti-blackness. ^
  13. Malveaux, Dr. Julianne. “This Anthem Does Not Speak for Me.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted June 29, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/this-anthem-does-not-speak-for-me. ^
  14. Malveaux, Julianne. “The Congressional Black Caucus is the Conscience of Congress.” Julianne Malveaux Column. February 11, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/the-congressional-black-caucus-is-the-conscience-of-congress. ^
  15. “About.” Julianne Malveaux Website. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/about. ^
  16. “Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” U.S. Department of Energy. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.energy.gov/diversity/contributors/dr-julianne-malveaux. ^
  17. “Julianne Malveaux.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianne-malveaux-0a74b112/. ^
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  19. “Julianne Malveaux.” Keyspeakers. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://keyspeakers.com/bio.php?1525-julianne-malveaux. ^
  20. “Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” U.S. Department of Energy. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.energy.gov/diversity/contributors/dr-julianne-malveaux. ^
  21. Malveaux, Julianne. “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy.” Amazon Book Listing. January 1, 2016. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.amazon.com/Better-Race-Obama-Public-Policy/dp/0982775016/ref=sr_1_1?crid=153PS98APG7P3&keywords=julianne+malveaux&qid=1672589582&sprefix=julianne+malveaux+%2Caps%2C74&sr=8-1. ^
  22. “Julianne Malveaux.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianne-malveaux-0a74b112/. ^
  23. “Economic Education Institute.” Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. (Form 990). 2018. Part II. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/300314600/201943199349310864/full. ^
  24. “Julianne Malveaux.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianne-malveaux-0a74b112/. ^
  25. “Julianne Malveaux.” Keyspeakers. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://keyspeakers.com/bio.php?1525-julianne-malveaux. ^
  26. [1] “Julianne Malveaux.” The History Makers. June 20, 2001. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/julianne-malveaux-39. ^
  27. “Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series: Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” St. Mark’s UMC Sacramento. Posted October 23, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5wrHk8f-g. ^
  28. “About.” Julianne Malveaux Website. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/about. ^
  29. “Julianne Malveaux.” Keyspeakers. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://keyspeakers.com/bio.php?1525-julianne-malveaux. ^
  30. [1] “Board of Directors.” Economic Policy Institute.” Accessed January 7, 2023. https://ibw21.org/commentary/dr-julianne-malveaux/four-hundred-years-and-we-still-aint-clear-distortions-of-black-history/. ^
  31. “College of Ethnic Studies Office.” Cal State Los Angeles. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.calstatela.edu/ethnic-studies/college-ethnic-studies-office. ^
  32. “About.” Julianne Malveaux Website. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/about. ^
  33. “Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series: Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” St. Marks UMC Sacramento YouTube. Posted October 23, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5wrHk8f-g. ^
  34. Omara-Alwala, Atima. “Black Women Need to Be Heard on Health Issues.” Women’s News. September 6, 2012. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://womensenews.org/2012/09/black-women-need-be-heard-health-issues/. ^
  35. Manfredi, Lucas. “ New Cal State LA ethnic studies dean previously said she hopes Clarence Thomas ‘dies early’.” Fox News. June 27, 2021. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-cal-state-la-ethnic-studies-dean-previously-said-she-hopes-clarence-thomas-dies-early. ^
  36. Malveaux, Julianne. “Julianne Malveaux: In Honor of Dr. Angela Davis.” Birmingham Times. February 7, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2019/02/julianne-malveaux-in-honor-of-dr-angela-davis/. ^
  37. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted August 8, 2015. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://twitter.com/drjlastword/status/630008354501435393?s=46&t=4Zb0Nu2yVsZpcpyEmKW6DQ. ^
  38. Tweet.” Julianne Malveaux Twitter. Posted July 9, 2016. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://twitter.com/drjlastword/status/751746891734450177?s=46&t=4Zb0Nu2yVsZpcpyEmKW6DQ. ^
  39. Malveaux, Julianne. “No Rights Without Voting Rights.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted November 16, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/no-rights-without-voting-rights. ^
  40. Malveaux, Julianne. “Black History Real and Imagined.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted February 1, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/black-history-real-and-imagined. ^
  41. Malveaux, Dr. Julianne. “Race Neutrality is Anti-Blackness.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted November 2, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/race-neutrality-is-anti-blackness. ^
  42.  Malveaux, Julianne. “If White Supremacy Is Poison, Ethnic Studies is the Antidote!!!” Julianne Malveaux Column. May 18, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/if-white-supremacy-is-poison-ethnic-studies-is-the-antidote. ^
  43.  Malveaux, Julianne. “Black History Real and Imagined.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted February 1, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/black-history-real-and-imagined. ^
  44. Malveaux, Julianne. “Does the Arc Bend Toward Justice: From Tulsa to George Floyd.” Julianne Malveaux Blog. Posted June 7, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/does-the-arc-bend-toward-justice-from-tulsa-to-george-floyd. ^
  45. “Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series: Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” St. Mark’s UMC Sacramento. Time Stamp 10:39. Posted October 23, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5wrHk8f-g. ^
  46. Malveaux, Julianne. “If White Supremacy Is Poison, Ethnic Studies is the Antidote!!!” Julianne Malveaux Column. May 18, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/if-white-supremacy-is-poison-ethnic-studies-is-the-antidote. ^
  47. Malveaux, Julianne. “Not Jumping for Juneteenth.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted June 22, 2023. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/not-jumping-for-juneteenth. ^
  48. Malveaux, Julianne. “After Juneteenth – Reparations Now.” Julianne Malveaux Column. June 21, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2022. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/after-juneteenth-reparations-now. ^
  49. “Bob and Dorrie Moon Lecture Series: Dr. Julianne Malveaux.” St. Marks UMC Sacramento YouTube. Time Stamp 38:29. Uploaded October 23, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5wrHk8f-g. ^
  50. Malveaux, Julianne. “Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain’t Clear: Distortions of Black History.” IBW21.org. February 25, 2019. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://ibw21.org/commentary/dr-julianne-malveaux/four-hundred-years-and-we-still-aint-clear-distortions-of-black-history/. ^
  51. Malveaux, Dr. Julianne. “This Anthem Does Not Speak for Me.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted June 29, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/this-anthem-does-not-speak-for-me. ^
  52. Malveaux, Julianne. “Why Isn’t President Trump Tweeting about the Solar Panel Industry?” Black Press USA. February 9, 2017. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://blackpressusa.com/why-isnt-president-trump-tweeting-about-the-solar-panel-industry/. ^
  53. “Tweet.” Julianne Malveaux Twitter. Posted September 6, 2020. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://twitter.com/drjlastword/status/1302759955599110145?s=46&t=4Zb0Nu2yVsZpcpyEmKW6DQ. ^
  54. Malveaux, Julianne. “Malveaux: Can a Woman’s Coalition survive petulant white women?” Birmingham Times. November 29, 2018. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2018/11/malveaux-can-a-womans-coalition-survive-petulant-white-women/. ^
  55. Malveaux, Julianne. “NO justice, no peace, by Julianne Malveaux.” Richmond Free Press. April 20, 2021. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://richmondfreepress.com/news/2021/may/20/no-justice-no-peace-julianne-malveaux/. ^
  56. Malveaux, Julianne. “MALVEAUX: No Rights Without Voting Rights.” November 17, 2021. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.washingtoninformer.com/malveaux-no-rights-without-voting-rights%E2%80%A8/. ^
  57. Malveaux, Julianne. “COMMENTARY: Our Disappearing Rights.” Black Press USA. May 17, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://blackpressusa.com/our-disappearing-rights/. ^
  58. “Tweet.” Julianne Malveaux Twitter. Posted October 31, 2016. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://twitter.com/drjlastword/status/793192750854336512?s=46&t=4Zb0Nu2yVsZpcpyEmKW6DQ. ^
  59. Malveaux, Julianne. “Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted March 29, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/president-biden-please-ignore-the-former-president ^
  60. Malveaux, Julianne. “Rep. Cori Bush is My Shero.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted August 3, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/rep-cori-bush-is-my-shero. ^
  61. Malveaux, Julianne. “The Congressional Black Caucus is the Conscience of Congress.” Julianne Malveaux Column. February 11, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/the-congressional-black-caucus-is-the-conscience-of-congress. ^
  62. Malveaux, Julianne. “Climate Change Alert: Tuvalu Is Sinking.” Julianne Malveaux Column. Posted august 1, 0221. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/climate-change-alert-tuvalu-is-sinking. ^
  63. Malveaux, Julianne. “Thank You Black Women.” September 22, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.juliannemalveaux.com/post/thank-you-black-women. ^
  64. Malveaux, Julianne. “Symbols, Statues, and Substance.” Dogon Village. Accessed January 7, 2023. https://www.dogonvillage.com/2020/06/symbols-statues-and-substance/. ^
  65. Malveaux, Julianne. “COMMENTARY: Why Won’t Democrats Fight?” Black Press USA. November 7, 2021. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://blackpressusa.com/commentary-why-wont-democrats-fight/. ^
  66. “Individual Contributions.” Federal Election Committee search results for “Julianne Malveaux”. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=Julianne%20Malveaux. ^
  67. “Julianne Malveaux.” The History Makers. June 20, 2001. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/julianne-malveaux-39. ^
  68. “Julianne Malveaux.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed January 1, 2023. https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianne-malveaux-0a74b112/. ^

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  1. Economic Policy Institute (EPI) (Non-profit)
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