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FYI I posted an essay over on my own blog that contrasts the pro-protest ethos at my church (reflecting on it) and a meeting about teaching Black youth not to talk to police. There is sociological reflection on communities of discourse and repression, but it is a reflection, not an academic essay. It seems too long and too personal for this forum, so I thought I’d let you know it is there if it is the sort of thing that interests you.

Author: olderwoman

I'm a sociology professor but not only a sociology professor. It isn't hard to figure out my real name if you want to, but I keep it out of this blog because I don't want my name associated with it in a Google search. Although I never write anything in a public forum like a blog that I'd be ashamed to have associated with my name (and you shouldn't either!), it is illegal for me to use my position as a public employee to advance my religious or political views, and the pseudonym helps to preserve the distinction between my public and private identities. The pseudonym also helps to protect the people I may write about in describing public or semi-public events I've been involved with.

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