Friday, June 5, 2020

Recent Articles and Videos about American Society

Sometimes I'm asked by friends, colleagues, and reporters for my thoughts on "current events" and as part of my response I like to share with them what I'm reading. I'll be adding to this list.

It Really Is Different This Time - various authors, including Tressie McMillan Cottom, and Clayborne Carson

I'm a professor who studies protests and activism. Here's why the George Floyd protests are different. - Dana Fisher

Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness - kihana miraya ross

How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country - Karen Attiah

Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us - Roxane Gay

3 Viral Videos Spark A Debate About Discrimination Black Men Face In Public Spaces - interview with Jelani Cobb and Karen Attiah

Stony Brook sociologist Crystal Fleming does a great job in this segment on CBS Sunday Morning.

How Do We Change America? - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

I’m a Black American. I Had to Get Out. - Tiffanie Drayton

Sociologist Rashawn Ray appears in a segment on Andrea Mitchell's show on MSNBC.
Related article: Bad apples come from rotten trees in policing

How Black Lives Matter Reached Every Corner of America - Audra D. S. Burch, Weiyi Cai, Gabriel Gianordoli, Morrigan McCarthy and Jugal K. Patel

When the lions have cameras, we finally get to see how our society devalues black lives - Tyrone Forman

The First Step Is Figuring Out What Police Are For - TRACEY L. MEARES  and TOM R. TYLER

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? - Ibram X. Kendi

What Is Owed: Without Economic Justice, There Can Be No True Equality - Nikole Hannah-Jones

Why the term “BIPOC” is so complicated, explained by linguists - Constance Grady

A Final Word On Karen - Tressie McMillan Cottom

Could Baby Bonds Help Reduce Wealth Inequality In America? - interview with Darrick Hamilton, Wendy Jones, and Sen. Cory Booker, with related reading list.