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Don’t Read the Comments?

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from animal products, but can it teach us something new about how we see ourselves? Jenny Davis, … Read More

Is Divorce in Decline?

In marriage, certain issues (e.g., money, infidelity, lack of communication) may lead to divorce. According to Philip Cohen’s recent article in the journal … Read More

Gaslighting Doesn’t Mean Crazy

Gaslighting is a form of intimate abuse in which one person manipulates the other into questioning their own sanity. Despite the growing presence of … Read More

Do Universities Want Black Students?

Increasingly, colleges and universities are looking to diversify the racial makeup of their students. However, previous studies reveal the limits of these efforts. Intraracial … Read More

Does Sociology Breed Empathy?

While developing students’ empathy isn’t a universal goal among sociology faculty, many instructors feel it is an important foundation for helping students develop their … Read More

Why Don’t Women Run the World?

Who runs the world? Girls? Not quite. Women constitute only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, 24% of Congress, and only 30% of University presidents. Read More

All the Single Oldies?

Looking for love later in life is stressful and can lead to negative mental health outcomes. The divorce rate among people over fifty has doubled … Read More

Whose Time is it? Whites’ Time

Do we all have the same twenty-four hours in a day? In Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Rahsaan Mahadeo enters uncharted new territory in critical … Read More

Love of Money Can’t Buy Happiness

The relationship between happiness and income is complicated. Many believe that more money will lead to happier lives, while others believe that more money translates … Read More

Building Broader Social Movements

Anti-Trump protests have united movements, bringing organizations who are focused on a range of different issues together for protests. This unity sets today’s resistance apart … Read More