Ph.D. Spotlight: Reshaping the Gun Debate: Race, Gender, and Firearms

The United States (U.S.) has a robust gun culture centered on the Constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to legally own and use firearms. Overall 30% of Americans own a gun and approximately another 11% of Americans live with someone who does. There are more guns than ever in private citizens’ hands – gun ownership has increased…

Like All Black Lives, All Black History Matters

This first posted on February 19, 2018. There’s something that needs to be said before we go any further: Black history is American history is the world’s history.  That said, there’s no denying that some histories are told more often than others. Those narratives get told over and over again, changing just a bit with…

Representation and the Oscars: The Conversation Is Just Beginning

ilms such as Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Get Out have demonstrated that stories centering people of color can have broad appeal and commercial success. With the 2018 nominees, the Motion Picture Academy has taken positive steps toward representing people of color and their stories. However, only time will tell whether or not the Oscars will continue it’s push for inclusion and diversity.