Welcome back everyone. This week we’ve got new pieces on tax reform and inequality, whiteness on American television, and sexual harassment in sports media. See below for that and more from this week at TSP.

There’s Research on That!:

Why Tax Reform Matters for Inequality,” by Jean Marie DeOrnellas. The tax bill is still under discussion by Congress, so we rounded up research on how tax policy affects the structure of social inequality in America.


Dance, Authenticity, and Multiculturalism,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. New research in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity reveals the complexities of dancing as an expression of ethnic identity.


How Whiteness Shapes the Stories We See on TV,” by Jacqui Frost. The Washington Post talks to Darnell Hunt about the ways people of color are represented in the shows we watch.

Social Movement Pathways to Power,” by Lucas Lynch. In a recent New York Times piece, Kenneth T. Andrews argues that social movements can bring about change through exercising different types of power.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

What Drives Conspiracy Theories?,” by Evan Stewart.

How Hate Hangs On,” by Evan Stewart.


Hope in the Sweatshops of Buenos Aires,” by Matías Dewey, Katherine Walker, and Sarah Pabst.

Get Tough on the Huddled Masses,” by Polina Zvavitch.

Of Porn and Prayer,” by Brittany Dernberger.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Women’s Sexual Lives May Not Be About What We Think: Pragmatism in Women’s Infidelity,” by Alicia Walker.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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