Welcome back to another week of sociology at TSP! This week you’ll find new research on graffiti as a subculture, how the term, “white trash” reinforces white supremacy, and reflections on why U.S. women’s soccer fans are mostly White.

There’s Research on That!:

Restorative Justice in the Classroom,” by Sarah Catherine Billups. Back to school means back to important discussions about disciplinary action in the classroom.


Graffiti and Social Control in Urban Spaces,” by Caity Curry. New research in The British Journal of Criminology finds that graffiti is a complex subculture.


How the Term “White Trash” Reinforces White Supremacy,” by Lucas Lynch. NPR’s Code Switch talks to Matt Wray about why “white trash” remains a powerful insult against poor whites and people of color alike.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

Schools’ Selective Screening,” by Jean Marie Maier.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Not Just Kid Stuff: Becoming Gendered,” by Heidi Gansen and Karin A. Martin.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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