As a white person, what else can I do besides post my personal outrage about racism on social media? (NOT another reading list)

I’ll save you the immediate proclamations of my privilege. The rise of such performative proclamations have not made a significant … Read More

POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS: Do Black Lives Matter?

Updated June 19, 2020, with data from 2015-2019 Data collected by the Washington Post on the … Read More

BEING A SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR AT A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE: Is that a job you want?

Updated August 1, 2018 As the annual job market season rapidly approaches for sociology, you may be wondering if you … Read More

TEACHING SOCIOLOGY: Tools to start a new semester

As a new semester is about to begin, here are some of my most popular and effective tools for teaching … Read More

CLIMATE JUSTICE: Tools for teaching

Climate change is not just an environmental issue, it is an issue of inequality, environmental justice, globalization, and consumption – … Read More

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: A paper assignment for your class

The current administration is reportedly going to take action targeting affirmative action programs in college admissions. What better … Read More

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH and the U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT: Still disproportionally white and wealthy?

Updated April 25th, 2017 In the fall of 2014, the largest climate protest to date occurred at the People’s Climate … Read More

FOSTERING PARTICIPATION IN SOCIOLOGY COURSES: One way to grade

When students participate in classroom discussion, they learn more than when they just listen. Students should leave any college having … Read More

PICTURING THE US ENVIRONMENT: Before the EPA

In the early and mid-70s the then newly established US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired a couple dozen … Read More

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TO SOCIAL SCIENTISTS: “Tell it like it is”

In 1967 (seven months before his assassination) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech to the American … Read More