MASS INCARCERATION: DATA, TRENDS, AND COMPARISON

Staggering rates of mass incarceration are impacting minority communities disproportionally and it is the consequence of … Read More

NACIREMA: UPDATING A CLASSIC TO SEE YOUR OWN CULTURE AS AN OUTSIDER

Nacirema, that “exotic”, far-off place where people do “strange” things is one of the best ways to help … Read More

GLOBALIZATION: MEASURING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

When most people think about “globalization”¬†they likely think about the global economy. In the more recent era, globalization was pushed … Read More

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE: BLURRY DISTINCTIONS AND CHANGING CATEGORIES

The social construction of race is made evident when we see how the boundaries and distinctions that supposedly distinguish … Read More

NORM VIOLATION: PETS OR FOOD?

Why don’t we eat dogs? That question will always get student’s attention. The definitions of “appropriate” food are … Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: DO WE UNDERSTAND THAT REALITY?

What does it mean to live on minimum wage in the US? For any student readers of this blog, you … Read More

ON MLK DAY 2014, WHAT HAS CHANGED? NOT ENOUGH.

Unfortunately, for many Americas, the perception may be that the person and issues behind the holiday honoring the birth of … Read More

RACIAL PROFILING: HOW HARD IS IT FOR A WHITE MAN TO GET ARRESTED?

Without doing any quantitative analysis, I would bet that the vast majority of articles (academic and otherwise) that discuss racial … Read More

GLOBALIZATION OF COMMODITY CHAINS: WHERE DID MY T-SHIRT COME FROM?

The globalization of commodity chains is something that students have a general idea about, but I find it challenging to … Read More

SHOPPING WHILE BLACK: LAUGHING AT THE ABSURDITY

In my last post, I looked at several cases of racial profiling of black Americans while they were … Read More