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Double Standard

February 12, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/us/politics/sexism-double-standard-2020.html “We know that voters will not support a woman that they do not like, even if they believe that she is qualified,” Ms. Hunter said. “But they will vote for a man that they do not like if they…

Book Review in Race and Justice (2019) – Caroline Bailey

February 10, 2019

Hattery, A. J., & Smith, E. (2017). Policing Black bodies: How Black lives are surveilled and how to work for change. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 284 p., $34.00, ISBN: 978-1442276956  Reviewed by: Caroline M. Bailey, College of Criminology and…

Dear Governor Ralph Northam….

February 2, 2019

I can’t speak for my Black friends, nor can I speak for all white people, but I can speak as a white person.  And, I have decided that I must. Speak! You and I are only a few years apart…

Racism in Solitary

February 1, 2019

Terry Kupers put it thus (2016:76): Solitary confinement units are the sites of some of the worst racism in prisons. Kupers, Terry. 2017.  Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It. University of California Press.

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…

October 12, 2018

The 49ers dropped @Kaepernick7 from their team photos. Why? @loumoore12  

President Donald Trump’s War on Black Athletes (2018)

September 3, 2018

Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD Pre-game season, 2018 and it is on already.  At Thursday, August 9th and Friday August 10th NFL pre-games professional football players, in a variety of ways, demonstrated as they have over the…

THE SUMMER of 2018 WAR ON BLACK MEN

August 9, 2018

Since the end of “March Madness” 2018 (4/2/18) when Villanova beat the opposing team Michigan (79-62) there have been approximately 20 Black men killed by the police. During this time other Black men have been tased, beaten and thrown on…

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…