New and Noteworthy
On the site, Aisha Upton-Azzam traces the roots of the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, passed in March, in more than a century of anti-lynching activism by individuals and organizations.
Worth a Listen (Sociologically Speaking)
Backstage with TSP
Here in Minnesota we’re gearing up for the start of a new semester next week. We’re looking forward to welcoming the student board back in-person to our meeting room overlooking the mighty Mississippi. The start of a new semester always bring a wave of energy and excitement and we’re looking forward to what it means for the site!
From the Archives
With black female athletes like Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka competing at the U.S. open this week check out this piece from partner Engaging Sports on how Osaka’s 2021 protest of the french open highlights the misogynoir and racial capitalism of professional sports.
More from our Partner & Community Pages
Courtney Szto wrote for Engaging Sports on how conversations about cycling and environmentalism need to consider the eco-cost of manufacturing and consuming sporting goods like bicycles.
Krista K. Westrick-Payne wrote for Council on Contemporary Families’ blog on new research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research showing that both marriages and divorces fell during the early days of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020.