RIP Tom Hayden

ICONIC SIXTIES MOVEMENT LEADER REFLECTS ON HIS LIFE Tom Hayden was a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and one of the authors of the inspiring Port Huron Statement. As such, Hayden was instrumental in redefining American Liberalism as a movement dedicated to equality, peace and justice. Those dedicated to these values,... Continue Reading →

What is Beauty?

HOW TO EMBRACE PERSONAL BEAUTY AND REJECT COMMODIFICATION When I teach my class on body image and the media I break up the lecture by asking, "what is beauty?" At first, this question seems to be a common sense notion. After all, everyone knows what beauty is. It's... Well, it's...you know... Sociologists are forever at... Continue Reading →

Losing Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

BREAKING DOWN THE ZERO TOLERANCE SCAM Many years ago I found myself in a conflict with my principal when I advocated for one of my students in the face of the school's zero tolerance policy. He was caught selling a necklace to another student. That was a punishable offense in and of itself. However, because this... Continue Reading →

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