Race and white supremacy - topics many sociologists devote a great deal of research to and know well - have, again, become front page topics after violence broke out in Charlottesville last month. On Monday, September 18, the American Sociological Association, American Historical Association, American Anthropological Association, and Society for Applied Anthropology
Harassment—sexual, racial, and other forms—has been a pervasive issue in higher education and we often hear of such misconduct at professional meetings, including ASA’s Annual Meeting.
Being a virtual witness to the murder of Philando Castile did something to me. I mourned for days as my mind flashed back to the video of Castile dying during a routine traffic stop.
In light of the rash of racist and xenophobic activities on campuses across the nation, the past, current, and future ASA Presidents and Executive Officer sent a letter to all members reaffirming the core values of the organization and our discipline.
There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration diminishes the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars.
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