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Is Homeschooling about Race?

Image by anaterate (Source: Pixabay) When determining what schooling option best fits children, race is a common factor embedded … Read More

Discrimination Affects Generations

Disparate rates of morbidity and mortality among racial groups are both a cause and a consequence of racial inequality. Previous research has shown that children … Read More

Gender Sucks for You and Me

When women enter into an occupation that has previously been male dominated, it can be described as becoming “feminized.” While individual women may benefit from … Read More

Racial Disparities in Job Seeking

Research has shown that half of all jobs in the U.S. are found through networks of individuals or informal channels, i.e., friends, relatives, and acquaintances. 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

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