PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH and the U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT: Still disproportionally white and wealthy?

Updated April 25th, 2017 In the fall of 2014, the largest climate protest to date occurred at the People’s Climate … Read More

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TO SOCIAL SCIENTISTS: “Tell it like it is”

Updated January 13th, 2017 In 1967 (seven months before his assassination) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech … Read More

WHY I AM PROTESTING: Trump will not become the new normal

Protests against the outcomes of the 2016 presidential election emerged as soon as the electoral map indicated Trump’s victory. Critics … Read More

TEACHING EXCEL BASICS WITH 2016 POLICE LETHAL FORCE DATA: A resource for methods

Teaching quantitative methods and data analysis can be tedious, but I have found that using sociological and “headline-relevant” data, such as … Read More

“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

POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS: Data for 2015, 2016, 2017

Updated May  16th, 2017 Data source for figures above: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/ When comparing … Read More

PATTERNS OF POLICE SHOOTINGS: One year after Ferguson

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

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