Ending the conflict cycle between police and black communities helps everyone, including the police.
Structural Racism and Defunding the Police I started to script a Mad Sociologist in the News report on the Defund the Police movement when I realized that the issue was more lengthy than I could handle in one episode. So this is the opening episode in which I outline the history of racism and policing... Continue Reading →
Just how worried should you be about the men in your life being falsely accused of sexual assault or rape? Turns out, not very.
If more guns were the solution, the United States would be the safest nation on Earth...and Yemen would be the second safest.
It looks like we're just going to have to deal with institutionalized structures of violence rather than try to focus on controlling the behavior of a few "bad apples."
APPLYING REASON TO THE IRRATIONAL During a Facebook conversation with a right-wing friend of mine (yes, I do have right-wing friends), he pointed out "while we prayed for the victims, you prayed the shooter wasn't a Muslim." I have to admit, he wasn't entirely wrong. I'm not one for prayer, and clearly I had deep... Continue Reading →
THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST RACIST LIES IS A STATISTICS COURSE So I wasn't planning on posting today. I was perfectly happy with the traffic my most recent post received. I was planning on vegetating after a long week at work, watch a movie with my wife, eat some pizza. I came home, clicked on Facebook... Continue Reading →