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Rutgers Discount Flyer: Way Down in the Hole

September 12, 2022

Rutgers Press Release: Way Down in the Hole

September 12, 2022

Forthcoming Book Alert: Way Down in the Hole

November 22, 2021

Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement Angela J. Hattery & Earl Smith (2022) Based on ethnographic observations and interviews with inmates, correctional officers, and civilian staff that we conducted in…

THE INJUSTICE OF SETTING BILL COSBY FREE

July 17, 2021

On the last day of June, 2021, Bill Cosby was released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in his favor on a technicality in his sexual assault conviction.  They did not rule that he was not guilty of…

Why are there so few Black American players in MLB 74 years after Jackie Robinson took the field? | Opinion

April 5, 2021

The crux of the issue comes down to money and where Major League Baseball chooses to invest it. Seventy-four years ago, in 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Major League Baseball’s first African American player in the modern era: Jackie Roosevelt…

Kamala Harris, Vice President: One Hundred Years Coming

January 21, 2021

On January 20, 2021 the first WOMAN was sworn in as Vice President of the United States. It was an historic day. One I thought I would never see in my lifetime, especially after Hilliary Clinton was beaten by Donald…

Critical Race Theory and SportsWorld

September 26, 2020

We employ critical race theory or CRT as a tool for interrogating the presence of Hip Hop music in NBA stadiums because it centers the discussion on race and racial inequalities from the perspective of non-white people.  CRT is also…

On The Issues Associated With Exploitation of Student Athletes

September 7, 2020

An important voice in the debate about exploitation comes from Professor Harry Edwards. He put it thus: For decades, student athletes, usually 17-to-19 year-old freshmen, have informally agreed to a contract with the universities they attend:  athletic performance in exchange…

Policing Black Bodies 5

September 4, 2020

Join Dr. Earl Smith, Dr. Howard Henderson, Keturah Heron, and Cherise Fanno Burdeen for the final installment of Policing Black Bodies. Thursday, September 10, 2-3:30 PM for a conversation about the history of the police, the impact of militarization, and…

POLITIZING MURDER

July 15, 2020

From the rose garden Donald Trump tells the public that whites are killed more often by the police than Black people. White people are 60.4% of the U.S. population.  Black people are 13.4% of the US population.  This means that…

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