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Black and White Understandings of Urban Uprising
Thursday, September 03, 2015
By Aaron J. Howell Assistant Professor of Sociology SUNY-Farmingdale Racial politics have come to the forefront of political and social debates in the United States (U.S.) over the last year. The Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray...

Why Does Gender Matter in Sports?
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
By Sally Raskoff In 2009, I posted a blog about sex categories, intersex, sport, and cultural norms about identity. Has much changed since then? In professional sports, categorizing eligibility to compete as a female is based on testosterone levels. They...

The Horror of Race in the United States
Friday, August 28, 2015
By Peter Kaufman I’m not a big fan of horror stories. I’ve never read Dracula, Frankenstein or even a Stephen King novel, and I don’t regularly watch movies full of chainsaws, ghostly figures, or creepy twins. But recently, I read...

The Price of Partying
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer Can partying give you a leg up after college? For most of us, probably not. But for well-connected, wealthy students, honing social skills and networking with similarly well-connected students provides advantages that few have access to. This...

The Ethics of Ethnography
Thursday, August 13, 2015
By Peter Kaufman When I was an undergrad, I was a political science major. I did not discover sociology until my junior year when I took a course titled Institutions and Inequalities. It was after taking this course that I...