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

SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE BODY: The nipple

Examples of the social construction of the body are┬áprevalent in the media’s objectification of the female body in particular. See … 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.

Looking for resources for teaching sociology? Below are snippets of some of the sociology teaching tools … 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

RACISM AND THE POLICE: The Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

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

SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION: COLLEGE ENROLLMENT IN CONTEXT

An understanding of the sociological imagination can be difficult in our very individually focused society. As a topic, the sociological … Read More