In this episode we are joined by Dr. Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Boston University and author of the forthcoming book Manhood Within the Margins: Promise, Peril and Paradox at the Historically Black College for Men. In our wide-ranging conversation, Saida discusses how the 1899 Du Bois classic, The Philadelphia Negro, provided a model for studying race and a model for how to do sociological research, what it means to center Du Bois as a founder of sociology, and his relationship to black women scholars of the time. Saida also reflects on the value of Du Bois for her own work on black masculinity, reactive respectability politics, hierarchies from within the veil, and racialized rape culture.
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Rev. Dr. Richarde Donelan — October 3, 2020
In every sense of the familiar words “invite”
and “challenge” this Sister’s ideas and insights about learning, knowing more, and acting responsibly to impact social interactions among humans in America and in the world, unequivocally does both. For me, Du Bois lays a foundation for developing personal applications to navigate how I see and then act in the phenomenon that is American and create attempts to living a “full” existence as a human of African descent. Love the historical context this interview uncovers and highlights. Thank you Dr. Grundy and Mr. Green