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Can We Race Together? An Autopsy

Ellen Berrey is in the department of sociology at the University of Buffalo, SUNY and affiliated scholar of the American Bar Foundation. Her book, The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice, will be out in April 2015.

Corporate diversity dialogues are ripe for backlash, the research shows, even without coffee counter gimmicks.

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The Social Construction of Consent

In March 2013, Americans were gripped by television coverage of a trial involving two high school football players from Steubenville, Ohio. They were charged with the rape of an intoxicated 16-year-old girl and with posting images of the assault on …Keep Reading
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Between Protesters and Police: How a Photojournalist Got “The Shot”

Iconic images—such as a single student standing stoic before Red Army tanks in Tiananmen Square, a protester leaning forward to put a flower into the barrel of a soldier’s gun, or two African-American athletes raising black-gloved fists on the Olympic victory podium—often seem to shape much of what we “know” about various historical events or social movements.

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Racism Retriggered

Let’s face it: after the mid-term elections, many of us are just exhausted by divisive rhetoric—especially on the gun issue. With Michael Bloomberg and the National Rifle Association pouring untold amounts of money into state-level races, the gun debate has …Keep Reading
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Troubling Bodies with Natalie Boero, C.J. Pascoe, and Abigail Saguy

Identity is increasingly tied to the body. Advertisements for natural herbal supplements to improve body shape, scientific concoctions to increase libido, and surgical procedures guaranteed, if not required, to impress sexual partners fill email inboxes on a daily basis. The …Keep Reading