Cultural Lag and the Fallacy of Asian Americans as the Model Minority

The politics of respectability, that elusive set of guidelines that dictate how racialized Americans ought to conduct themselves in public, were complicated recently when a 69-year-old Asian American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight. The video of … Read More

The Return of Rehabilitation? Educational Programs for Prisoners Remain Inadequate

Up until the 2016 presidential election, criminologists saw increasingly hopeful signs that a new “smart on crime” political alignment was emergent: imprisonment rates (and crime) were declining, tough-on-crime policies were becoming increasingly unpopular among both Democrats and Republicans, and … Read More

Best of 2016: The Whitelash Against Diversity

Diversity is heralded by institutions as one indicator of their excellence. In a recent ranking of Ivy League colleges by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Columbia University rose to the top, … Read More

Seeing the White in Christian America

It hasn’t been hard to find media coverage of the role that religion played in the 2016 presidential election. If you have been following the news at all, you know that evangelicals voted for Trump … Read More

Climate Change and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Despite increasing global attention and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change has become a contested political issue in the U.S. While Donald Trump has referred to climate change as a hoax, indigenous and environmental activists have … Read More

Can Prosecutors Help Free Innocent Prisoners?

Faith in law enforcement — police and prosecutors — has faltered in the wake of unjustified police shootings and the lack of accountability taken by the officers involved. As Brian Forst argues, the unjustified killing of an innocent person is … Read More

The Untold Asian American Success Story

Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the United States. The Asian American population increased from 0.7 percent in 1970 to 6 percent in 2015 alone. By 2065, demographers project that Asian Americans will more than double … Read More

Striking Goals for Pay and Prize Parity in Sport

In March 2016, the United States women’s national soccer team filed a wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to the complaint, the U.S. women’s national team is paid less than their male counterparts, despite having the … Read More

The Invisibility of Today’s Women Refugees

Gender-balanced and predominately male or female migrations are not new. But the discovery and naming of feminization are. Read More

Commemorating 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act… by Restricting Voting Rights

It speaks poorly of our 240-year-old democracy and the gains made in the 50 years since the Voting RIghts Act if the very foundation of democracy—namely, voting—must still be fought for and protected. Read More