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Safety Pins and Being an Ally
Friday, December 02, 2016
By Jonathan Wynn In the week following the 2016 presidential election there have been over 700 cases of hateful harassment and intimidation--more than in the aftermath of 9/11. The debate on college campuses and among people involved in social movements...

Meaning Drift: The Season of “Giving”
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer Sociology teaches us to think critically about how we ascribe meaning to all aspects of social life, particularly how reality is socially constructed. The holiday season is a great example of how we ascribe meaning to events,...

The Social Construction of Time
Friday, November 18, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer Did you remember to turn your clocks back a few weeks ago? If you forget (or the devices that you use to track time didn’t automatically reset to the time) you might have found yourself out of...

Institutional Discrimination: An Inadequate Concept
Monday, November 14, 2016
By Peter Kaufman This post is based on a sociological riddle: How is it possible that we live in a country full of racism and sexism, and yet very few people are willing to admit that they are racist or...

Immigrants and Voting
Friday, November 04, 2016
By Teresa Irene Gonzales Recently naturalized immigrants have the ability influence voting outcomes in several key states, including Florida, Nevada, Virginia, and Arizona. The researchers at the University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) released...