RACIAL PROFILING: WHAT CAN BLACK PEOPLE AFFORD?

Racial profiling involves making judgements about an individual based on the erroneous assumptions about the qualities of an entire racial group. Read More

CLIMATE JUSTICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

TEACHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOCIOLOGY COURSES IS VITAL  and should arguably include a focus on CLIMATE JUSTICE. Teaching students … Read More

MAKING CLASSIC SOCIAL THEORY RELEVANT: MAX WEBER

How do we best teach students in introductory courses the classic social theory of Max Weber (and others) … Read More

THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION: AWAKENING IT BY VIEWING OTHER CULTURES

Being embedded in the structures and culture of one’s society can make it more difficult to utilize the sociological imagination. Read More

RACE IN AMERICA: HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Do we have enough historical context when we talk about race in America?  This past week there was … Read More

RACE: SURVEILLANCE AND RACIAL PROFILING

Race (still) matters. How do we best teach this and shake up some deeply engrained … Read More

INEQUALITY IN THE U.S.: IMAGINED VERSUS REALITY

How much wealth inequality do you think there is in the US? What is the ideal … Read More

VIOLATING SOCIAL NORMS: cellphones

Often we are not consciously aware of the prevailing social norms that dominate our culture until they are … Read More

ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS: How many planets for our lifestyle?

As the consequences of highly consumptive capitalism continue to cause problems around the world, teaching about the impacts of … Read More

THE WAR ON DRUGS: RACE MATTERS

The war on drugs impacts people differently based on race. The rate of drug use among populations does … Read More