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Guest posts

The Onus Is on Us—And It Shouldn’t Be.

Systemic inequality is buoyed by the idea that the underclass—whether they are women or a disadvantaged racial/ethnic group or economic class—holds the greatest responsibility for correcting inequalities. The problem of the underclass receiving the bill for solidarity applies basically anywhere we find a recognizable, lesser privileged group. Read More

We all play a part in creating mass shooters

Tom Driggers, cc The United States does not care for people’s lives and will forget about Uvalde and Highland … Read More

The Knowledge Polity: Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences

Pew Nguyen, Pexels cc A notable feature of academic life is its open-ended nature and the freedom to pursue … Read More

Sociology and the Racialized Moral Panic Over ‘CRT’

Over the past year and a half, politicians and media commentators have amplified a growing movement opposing education focused on racism and racial discrimination in … Read More

This is Our Time! Training Students to Fight Climate Change

Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash I teach many classes in environmental sociology and they are all … Read More

Place-based racial identities and shared futures

Photo by Timo Wielink on Unsplash The nation’s growing racial diversity received significant media attention following the … Read More

restaurant industry labor or wage shortages?

Photo by Kate Townsend on Unsplash As the country steadily recovers from the pandemic and businesses reopen … Read More

When Emotions Matter More Than Science: The Case of US Policies on Sexual Commerce

Photo by RJA1988 via Pixabay When discussing US policies on sexual commerce, we live in a country … Read More

Nothing About Us Without Us: The ableist nature of ABA therapy used to treat autism

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash.   At the beginning of 2021, musical artist Sia has caused … Read More

Will You Accept This Rose? Colorblindness, Mixedness and Racism in Bachelor Nation

Photo by Meghan Schiereck on Unsplash Fifty years ago fewer than one percent of marriages in the … Read More