Sociology 102: Police Violence, #BlackLivesMatter and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
June 14, 2020
COMING FALL 2020: This course will examine the historic moment in which we are living in order to introduce students to the concept of race and discipline of sociology.
The Gaps Between White and Black America, in Charts
June 22, 2020
In many parts of the country, black and white Americans continue to live in very different worlds. This distinctive feature of American inequality is not an accidental development but rather a result of policy choices.
A Sociological Note on George Floyd’s Death and the Pandemic
June 13, 2020
In this contribution to the “Covid-19 and the Social Sciences” series, Patricia Fernández-Kelly connects the killing of George Floyd, and the powerful public responses to it, to both the current social conditions of the pandemic and the broader historical structural dimensions of racism in US society. Fernández-Kelly draws on a range of sociological perspectives to shed light on what she calls the “proximate and deep-seated causes” of both violence directed at African Americans and the wave of protests of recent weeks. by Patricia Fernández-Kelly
Michelle Obama, Princeton Sociology Class of *85, pens letter to graduates everywhere.
June 12, 2020
Given the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, schools across the country have canceled their in-person commencement exercises. To celebrate the graduates whose final years of school have been upended, former first lady Michelle Obama and former president Barack Obama are taking part in a YouTube special. This is Mrs. Obama’s address to the Class of 2020.