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 … Read More

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

UPDATED: September 18, 2017 Being embedded in the structures and culture of one’s society can make it more difficult to … 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