The end of the year is getting closer, and we’ve been in a reflective mood at TSP this week. We’ve got some thoughts on the history of American individualism by editor Doug Hartmann over at The Editors’ Desk, a roundup of research on rapid attitudinal changes toward LGBTQ rights, and some historical examples of why it’s important to worry about normalizing white nationalism.
“Self-Reliance and the ‘Least of These’,” by Doug Hartmann. Reflecting on what he’s thankful for this season and what he’s hopeful for in the years to come, Doug talks Little House on the Prairie, American individualism, and being grateful for our communities.
“Organizational Harassment and a Culture of Secrecy,” by Isabel Arriagada. Social science research explores the social dynamics of sexual harassment in the workplace and the conditions that prevent reporting.
“Progress and Uncertainty for LGBTQ Communities,” by Allison Nobles and Caity Curry. Research on past shifts in attitudes towards same-sex relationships provide insight on what the future may hold for the LGBTQ community.
“How the Average Joe Helped Crime Control,” by Isabel Arriagada. Patrick Sharkey and doctoral students Gerard Torrats-Espinoza and Delaram Takyar talk to the New York Times about how community groups are connected to lower crime rates.
From Our Partners:
“DACA Decision, ‘A very painful thing’,” by Tasia Clemons.
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Feminist Reflections amplifies girls’ voices at Girls Rock Camp.
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies explains why revising the official narrative is part of reparations.