A weekly link round-up of sociological work – work by sociologists, referencing sociologists, or just of interest to sociologists. This scatterplot feature is co-produced with Mike Bader.
The Politics of History
- Arizona’s most recent Confederate monument went up in 2010.
- UVA to construct a monument to the 5,000 slaves who built and maintained the school.
- How Silicon Valley turns the Haitian Revolution into a story of business leadership.
- On the challenges of making the tech industry more diverse in Pittsburgh and nationwide.
- Kimberlé Crenshaw on making sense of the apparent contradictions in the passage from Obama to Trump with the tools of critical race theory.
- On the politics of affirmative action quotas in Brazil and the technopolitics of racial categories.
- “Ban the box” may hurt black job seekers without criminal records, as employers use race instead of criminal record as a proxy for undesirable traits (like drug use).
- “I see now that English class consciousness has an important silver lining. At least there we know that class is a real fact of social life.”
- Chicago’s valuation practices hurt poorer homeowners – from the outdated computer models to the exceptions process.
- In the 2016 general election, just 25% of those who voted for Trump were whites without college degrees making below the median income.
- On the LGBTQ wage gap, its intersection with gender, and how to eliminate it.
(Un)Surprising Mortality Statistics