Category Archives: Race

On Goffman and seeking justice in America

That day we were all at the ASA crammed into Alice Goffman’s author meets critics session, a battle was raging in Ferguson. The battle, erupting after Michael’s Brown’s death at the hands of the law enforcement of Ferguson, arose because the Ferguson Police … Continue reading

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Today I am THAT parent

Dear (Teachers), Thank you for the hard work you do teaching our child… An issue arose when she was working on the heritage assignment due Friday. I wanted to let you know about this issue so (child) is not penalized … Continue reading

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Remember me, Sue?

Sue Duncan is one of my most important people. In addition to changing the lives of hundreds (even thousands) of poor African-American kids on the Southside of Chicago, she changed the lives of many, many University of Chicago students who, … Continue reading

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Real Multiculturalism

Looking for a fun time in Denver this August? What could be better than stopping by my session in the 2012 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting? Sun, Aug 19 – 8:30am – 10:10am Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Invited … Continue reading

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Immigrant vs. Tourist

We spent last weekend visiting our friends in Sollentuna, outside of Stockholm. We decided to head in to Gamla Stan (the old city) on Saturday morning. We could have walked to the train station but it was raining so we … Continue reading

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I am George Zimmerman

Last week I was in Stockholm for a Conference. I didn’t stay at the Conference Hotel. I stayed at a less expensive place that was a reasonable distance from the event but it wasn’t on any major bus or subway … Continue reading

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News, data and Voldemort

On January 31, Vermont Digger, an internet news service that you might call the Green Mountain equivalent of HuffPost, ran a letter from the editor. An abridged version follows. Click here to see the whole thing. On Monday, we ran … Continue reading

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