“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


Many people and students are unfamiliar with the context that has generated calls from nations and social movements for “climate … Read More

IF I WERE GIVING THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS: Three things to balance in order to be happy in life

As you graduate college, either begrudgingly or with enthusiasm, you will inevitably hear about or face the challenges of a … Read More

A PATH TO MOBILITY? How universities maintain the class structure

Going to college is sold as the primary pathway to upward economic mobility, but is that true? In today’s world, … Read More

THE SUPER BOWL: A sociological view

Updated January 22nd, 2017 Break out the guacamole, it is time for Super Bowl sociology! What does the … 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

CULTURAL SYMBOLS: Teaching the Confederate flag

Cultural symbols and the meanings applied to them are not fixed in time. Within sociology, there is no single agreed … 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


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