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

Updated January 13th, 2017 In 1967 (seven months before his assassination) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech … Read More

SOCIOLOGISTS REFLECT ON TRUMP’S ELECTION

I and several others sociologists were recently invited to write reflective pieces on the election of Trump. You can read … Read More

SOCIOLOGY TOOLBOX: The year in review

Our mantra here at Sociology Toolbox, has never been more important: TEACH WELL, IT MATTERS. One this last day of … Read More

WHY I AM PROTESTING: Trump will not become the new normal

Protests against the outcomes of the 2016 presidential election emerged as soon as the electoral map indicated Trump’s victory. Critics … Read More

TEACHING EXCEL BASICS WITH 2016 POLICE LETHAL FORCE DATA: A resource for methods

Teaching quantitative methods and data analysis can be tedious, but I have found that using sociological and “headline-relevant” data, such as … Read More

“BUT BLACKS COMMIT MORE CRIMES”: Scholars discuss conservative logic

Since 2014 there has been renewed interest, concern, and protest regarding the police use of deadly force against … Read More

RACIAL BIAS IN LETHAL POLICE SHOOTINGS: The Need for Interdisciplinary Research

GUEST POST by Abigail A. Sewell Recently, The New York Times published a write-up of a study documenting a … Read More

POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS: Data for 2015 and 2016

Updated February 24th, 2017 When comparing 2016 to 2015, those that were unarmed (no weapon of any kind) that were killed … Read More

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH: Still disproportionally white and wealthy

Just over a year ago, the largest climate protest to date occurred at the People’s Climate March. An estimated 400,000 … Read More

PATTERNS OF POLICE SHOOTINGS: One year after Ferguson

It has been a year since white, male, then-police-officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed eighteen-year-old black male … Read More