Are White Men Still in the Majority on Fortune Boards? 

An empty conference table. Image from Pixabay under Pexels license. In a 2013 article, I wrote that “after decades of efforts to diversify, corporate boards are 87.7% white and 84.5% male” (Zweigenhaft, 2013).  Although the make-up of Fortune 500 boards had changed … Read More

Politics and Sports: Strange, Secret Bedfellows

A closeup of a football on a turf field. Photo by Jean-Daniel Francoeur from Pexels under Pexels license. 2024 Readers: Sport and politics in America are deeply intertwined, but in complicated … Read More

Sex Discrimination in Sports and Society: Why Transgender Athletes Matter

Today, about one hundred and fifty years after the Reconstruction Amendments were added to the original Bill of Rights, sixty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and fifty years since Title IX was signed into law, the … Read More

The A Better Chance Program and The End of Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s June 29, 2023 decision to eliminate affirmative action will have substantial effects that go far beyond college admissions. That’s because college attendance, and, especially, attendance at an elite college, can open doors to positions of importance throughout … Read More

The Evolution of the Gender Revolution

Image: A Black father and child brush their teeth together. Image by Keira Burton licensed under Pexels. After more than 40 years of progress towards greater gender equality for women, the gender … Read More

What’s going on with the wave of GOP bills about trans teens? Utah provides clues

What’s Going On With the Wave of GOP Bills About Trans Teens? Utah Provides Clues An LGBT pride flag in front of the Salt Lake City Mormon temple. “SLC Temple Rainbow Flag” by Pastelitodepapa is licensed under CC0 1.0. This … Read More

Black Interim Head Coaches in the NFL

An image of Art Shell reaching for a handshake. “Art Shell in 2006” by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.  “Since the first Diversity and Inclusion Coaching … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Evan Stewart

Photo of Evan Stewart, courtesy of PRRI In honor of The Society Pages’ tenth anniversary in 2022 we’re highlighting the contributions and ongoing work of our superb alumni! We caught up with Evan … Read More

The “Genius” Social Scientists Named 2022 MacArthur Fellows

Left to Right: Jennifer Carlson, Reuben Miller, Emily Wang, and Steven Ruggles. Images courtesy of Macarthur foundation, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 MacArthur Fellowship Every year in the United States, 20-30 … Read More

The Emmett Till Antilynching Act and the History of Anti-lynching Movements in the United States

Image: Portrait of Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), more commonly known as Ida B. Wells. Photographer taken by Mary Garrity in 1893. Photo courtesy of GPA Photo Archive. CC BY-NC 2.0.  … Read More