Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement

The most pressing social problems facing the world today

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dedicated to racial and gender justice and equity

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Whether its the murder of unarmed Black men and women by the police, and the Black Lives Matters (BLM) protests that erupt in hundreds of cities across the US and the globe or the sex abuse scandals swirling around men like Bill Cosby, Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein, which viral under #MeTOO we bring a critical lens to understanding the most complex social issues facing the United States today. We fight for voices and lives so that they can be seen. So that they matter.

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The most pressing social problems facing the world today demand complex, interdisciplinary approaches. Earl Smith and Angela Hattery have been researching and teaching about social inequalities for more than 30 years and our vast knowledge and experience provides a set of critical lense for interrogating, understanding and developing policy proposals to address our country’s most imperative and far-reaching social ills.

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As sociologists, our focus is less on individual people, though individual stories are our data, and we often tell the compelling stories of people we’ve interviewed, like Keisha who was shackled while she delivered her newborn or Darryl who spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.