Microsociology of Death of Eric Garner: Choking for 27 Seconds by Jooyoung Lee

University of Toronto sociology professor Jooyoung Lee has written a very interesting blog post analyzing the video of the choking death of Eric Garner in Staten Island. It is a miscrosociology of the event that is also informed by Lee's practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He blogs on Blogspot rather than WordPress platform so I … Continue reading Microsociology of Death of Eric Garner: Choking for 27 Seconds by Jooyoung Lee

What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism, Post-Ferguson Reflections on the Need for Basic Distinctions

Discussions of race, more often than not in my experience, generate more heat than light. I learned this early on in my own education when I was doing the research for my book, Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education. Anger, frustration, hurt, misunderstanding, and other emotions were abundant on … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism, Post-Ferguson Reflections on the Need for Basic Distinctions