Hello, everyone! This week TSP staff took a look at everything from Black history and intersectionality to the politics of planting trees.

There’s Research on That!:

Intersectionality and its Roots” by Allison Nobles. Everyone is talking about “intersectionality,” and we’re looking at the research behind the buzzword.


Digital Activism Gap and Organizing” by Allison J. Steinke. New research in Social Problems shows us how the digital divide shapes the success of social movements.


The First Step Act and the Implementation of Criminal Justice Reform” by Caity CurryMichelle Phelps explains in The Conversation how politicians’ attempts to change the criminal justice system have often worked through uneasy alliances.

Redistributing Trees and Social Power” by Mark LeeCityLab draws on sociology to explain why some neighborhoods resist city “greening” efforts.

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Hidden Black History in Appalachia by Jacqueline Clark

Council on Contemporary Families:

Good news about Gender Equality: Why won’t anyone listen? by Barbara J. Risman, William J. Scarborough, and Ray Sin

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