race and ethnicity

“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

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

IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS: where do we learn whom we should perceive negatively?

Updated January 9th, 2017 The problem with overt racism (other than its bigoted, undemocratic, violent and discriminatory nature) is that … Read More

RACE OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS: Should they be similar to the community?

Since a police force is designed to protect and serve a community, should the race of the police departments align … Read More

AN OPEN MEMO TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: Police kill unarmed black male

A couple of months ago I wrote about the police killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed black male … Read More

TALKING ABOUT RACE: Don’t avoid it.

Talking about race is not white America’s strong suit. I taught a course on racism and ethnic relations for the … Read More

UNARMED BLACK MAN KILLED BY POLICE…IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT?

*For a look at the patterns that have emerged in the police shootings of unarmed black … Read More

TOOLS FOR TEACHING SOCIOLOGY: Teach well. It matters.

Updated February 2018 Looking for resources for teaching sociology? Below are snippets of some of the … Read More

RACE AND GUNS: Racial profiling and carrying a weapon

White men go shopping with their guns and express their rights; black men get assaulted carrying a permitted … Read More