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Allies, Friends, and the Value of Utopian Visions

I am fortunate to claim economist Sandy Darity as a friend and mentor. I asked him once, after a barn burner of an academic lecture on reparations, why in God’s … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reparations: What the Education Gospel Cannot Fix

I promise you I don’t know Coates from Adam’s cousin Leroy. I stopped attending the Thursday night Black People Meetings ™ ages ago when gas crossed $2 a gallon. But, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 21 Comments

Inequality and Technology Syllabus

I am fascinated with U.S. sociology’s casual and sporadic engagement with digital spaces, technologies and trends. This year, the federal government enacted one of the most sweeping public policy initiatives … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Gratitude: A Little Freedom and a Lot of Blogging

I started this blog for a class assignment many moons ago. It has lived several lifetimes. In its current state, reflects my academic work but isn’t constrained by it. … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Here, A Hypocrite Lives: I Probably Get It Wrong On Leslie Jones But I Tried

I want badly to get this right. That, of course, means that there is no way humanly possible for me to get this right. I want to get this right … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 36 Comments

Calling the White Man’s Police

I hate calling the white man’s police. As a black woman, I am the keeper of many things. Chief among them is the hope of black men. A black man … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 19 Comments