American Sociological Association

Sociology Speaks: Experts Explain the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

November 20, 2020

Have you read the recent Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping?  It fundamentally misrepresents what sociologists understand about issues of power, prejudice, and status, yet it is already prompting some U.S. institutions to amend their activities. At this crucial moment of reckoning with injustice in America, let’s make sure we know the facts. Sociology provides not “divisive concepts” but tools for understanding and improving our society. Join us for a discussion with three sociologists about the ideas articulated in the executive order.



Karyn Lacy, University of Michigan
Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut
Shelley Correll, Stanford University 



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