Category Archives: politics

Finding my resistance

We have all been asleep. I have been asleep. I admit it fully and without reservation. I have always considered myself liberal and even progressive. But I was completely naive to think I would never have to fight for something … Continue reading

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Professor goes to Washington

Okay, so I did not exactly go to Washington. I did take some students to the capital building to watch a public hearing last week and returned yesterday to listen to testimony on other education committee bills. Before last week, … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being a sociologist, so just don’t talk shop with your dental hygienist

It is tough enough having your actual profession confused daily by every person you encounter. If I had a dollar for every time someone confused sociology and social work, I’d have quite a few dollars (but not enough to quit … Continue reading

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exercise your rights and please vote

According to the U.S. Census, 58.2 % of registered voters actually cast ballots in November 2008. That figure is on par with rates of voting in the 2004 election and only slightly higher than the election in 2000. ┬áThat means … Continue reading

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empowering my daughters 100%

I am raising two daughters in this world. And I am scared for them. I have followed the presidential election campaign since the spring from the very start of the Republican primaries and I feel troubled by the rhetoric that … Continue reading

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