What’s Wrong with Our Country?

LAW AND ORDER, TRUMPISM AND “US AGAINST THEM” Protests in the streets, mass shootings, police shootings, political gridlock. What in the world is wrong with our country? I hear this all the time. It’s hard for a sociologist to answer. We have so many variables running through our brains, all of which we are, by training, locked […]

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Notes from Vacation

In a society in which racism is imbued in our history, incorporated into our institutions and woven into our identities, Black Lives are “perceived” as being more threatening than are white lives. That’s why Black Lives Matter.

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Elie Wiesel

HUMAN BEINGS CANNOT BE REPLACED What can be said about Elie Wiesel that he cannot say himself? Wiesel was the perfect example of a human being who experienced profound dehumanization and yet maintained his humanity and hope in his fellow human beings. At a time when it seems that the panderers of hate and anger […]

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