We’ve had a superb week here at TSP and that means more sociology content for you! This week we’ve got social science research on settler colonialism and Indigenous resistance, digital health-tracking technology, and the role of LGBT-specific international organizations in policymaking.
“Settler Colonialism and Minnesota’s “Wall of Forgotten Natives”,” by Brieanna Watters and Caity Curry. In light of the recent homeless encampment in Minneapolis, made up of primarily American Indians, we rounded up social science research on settler colonialism and resistance to it.
“The Long History of “Día de la Raza” in Mexico,” by Lucas Lynch. Día de la Raza — “Day of the Race”– is celebrated today to commemorate Mexico’s history or racial and cultural mixing.
“LGBT Advocacy Goes Global,” by Isabel Arriagada. New research in Social Forces finds that LGBT-specific international organizations play a key role in whether nations adopt LGBT-friendly policies, more so than international organizations broadly focused on human rights.
“How White Parents’ Decisions Reinforce Racial Inequality,” by Allison J. Steinke. The Atlantic talks to sociologist Margaret Hagerman about how white parents can reinforce racial inequality by putting their own children first.