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…


April 18, 2020

by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD My book Race, Sport and the American Dream (RSAD, 2014) is an analysis of race in SportsWorld (™) from the time sports became an American item. From the early days of Marshall…

Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

February 16, 2019

Deal?  $60-80 million. We remain suspicious. The NFL is a business and by settling with Reed and Kaepernick they, the league, can walk away free from having to disclose “collusion” by blocking the quarterback from earning a living. No athlete,…

Exonerations = INJUSTICE

October 13, 2018

African Americans are over-represented among exonerations.    African American men (and some women) get arrested, convicted, incarcerated then spend, 15, 24, 30 and for Ricky Jackson he spent 39 years, three months and nine days in prison for crimes they…

President of USA Donald J. Trump & Black Athletes

August 4, 2018

by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   One of the strangest phenomena of the last several years is having President Donald Trump, President of the United States of America take direct negative aim at Black athletes.  Whether…

The National Football League (NFL): Race, and Race Relations in America

June 30, 2018

On Wednesday May 23, 2018 the NFL owners issued a new policy in regards to “kneeling” and threatened to fine teams whose players refuse to adhere to the policy, which reads in part[1]: 1. All team and league personnel on…

Malissa Williams Shot & Killed by Cleveland Police (2012)

June 30, 2018

Malissa A. Williams (1982- Nov. 29, 2012) by Earl Smith, PhD   So that Black women shot & killed by police are not forgotten we have pulled together our data to highlight those Black women who are the victims of…

There is an “ordinariness” to the police murders of Black men

June 23, 2017

                  By Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD Since August 26, 2016 when Colin  Kaepernick (who at that time was a San Francisco 49er quarterback) started taking a knee during…

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