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Quotes: Defiance Or ADHD? Depends What Color The Kid Is

White kids tend to get viewed as having ADHD, or having some sort of behavioral problem. Black kids are viewed as being unruly and unwilling to learn. -- David Ramey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, quoted in Daily Beast via Vox (How schools push black students to the criminal justice system)

Residential tourism increased earthquake risk, says sociologist

Antonio Aledo, Professor of Sociology at the University of Alicante, warns that "because of real estate speculation and the management of public budgets based on income from the real estate business, seismic risk has been forgotten."...Show More Summary

Body Shapes, a Handy Guide

By Gemma Correll. Visit her tumblr or buy stuff here. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

“We Don’t Want Students 2 Waste Their $”

Sara Goldrick-Rab is a tenured professor of sociology and education policy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an outspoken public scholar with a prolific social media presence, and she is devastated about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recent changes to tenure and shared faculty governance at her place of employ. Show More Summary

Why People Become Sociologists…

…according to Charles Shultz: Found at sociologist Larry Stern’s “Who are these people that become sociologists?“ Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

5 Tips for Spotting Fake News

How not to embarrass yourself or enable internet trolls. Another day, another controversy from presidential candidate Donald Trump. And University of North Texas sociology professor George Yancey has had enough. Yancey logged on hisShow More Summary

Scott Walker? Yeah, Just Like Hitler…

From The College Fix: University of Wisconsin sociology Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab claims there are “terrifying” psychological similarities between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Nazi leader and mass murderer Adolf Hitler. In a July 1 tweet, Goldrick-Rab said: “My grandfather, a… Continue reading ?

Charles Winick, Professor and Author Who Challenged Social Norms, Dies at 92

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Mr. Winick, a professor of anthropology and sociology, was known for his research into the blurring of lines between the sexes and for his controversial views on drug addiction.

To Have It All?

By Carolita Johnson. Read more at Oscarlita. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Social (Re)Construction of Place in Columbia, South Carolina

By Colby King Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bridgewater State University The ongoing debate about the confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina State House reminds us of the power of the symbols we put in our places, and...

Professor Criticized Over Racist Postings Is Hired By Rhodes College

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Rhodes College[/caption]There is a new debate over impact of social media on academics. We previously debated the status of Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy after a series of racist postings on social media. Boston University retained Grundy while many asked what would have happened if a white professor had posted the inverse comments about […]

Celebrating the Great Battle of 4th of July

If Mexicans celebrated the 4th like Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo: From Flama. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Oh Yeah, Don’t Forget the Guns

Ouch. In case you were feeling too good about the demotion of the Confederate flag, here’s one from cartoonist Jonathan Schmock: Visit Schmock’s website here. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Where is Gay Marriage Legal in the U.S.?

On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage violate the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. This is your image of the week: Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

147. An Interview with Jen Lois & Joanna Gregson – Sociology, Romance, and Community

Jen Lois, Professor of Sociology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, and Joanna Gregson, Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University, sit down with Sarah to discuss  studying the community of romance from a sociological perspective. Show More Summary

If Einstein Had Been a Social Scientist

By Wiley Miller. H/t to Larry Stern. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

If Rachel Dolezal Has a 'Right' to Be Black, American Public Policy Will Have to Play Catch-Up

Echoing sentiments that have been hinted at by MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry and The View’s Whoopi Goldberg, a professor of law and sociology at the USC Gould School of Law today argues that Rachel Dolezal has a “right to be black.” Here’s...Show More Summary

NYU Prof and Aziz Ansari Are This Summer’s Unlikeliest Comedy Duo

Modern Romance, a humorous look at the elastic age of App-driven dating, is out today. And per a Q&A with co-author Eric Klineberg, a professor of sociology at NYU, this book project hit the tracks two summers ago. From David Zax’s Fast Company convo: \"In August of 2013, I had just finished a four-day sociology convention in Manhattan. Show More Summary

NYT Warns of the 'Other Terror Threat’-- From the 'Right-Wing'

“Headlines can mislead,” UNC sociology professor Charles Kurzman and Duke University expert on terrorism David Schanze warned In Tuesday’s New York Times. Yes, and the Times should keep that in mind. Their op-ed entitled, “ The Other...Show More Summary

what does success mean in higher education? – a guest post by mikalia marial lemonik arthur

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur is an associate professor of sociology at Rhode Island College. She is the author of Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education. My state, Rhode Island, is in the process of beginning an experiment with performance funding for public higher education. Because of our small size, we have only three institutions […]

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