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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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Good kids, bad kids: the privilege of legal protection

I grew up on Peaks Island, an island 3 miles off the coast of Portland, Maine. It was a fairly tight-knit community in the winter that swelled over the summer months as tourists and summer folks arrived from all over. … Continue reading

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