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Aiming to build better race & gender relations Sociology Professor • Vlogger • Co-editor of @contextsmag • Director of LASSR • AΦA•Prince Hall Mason
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In this Daily Thought Vlog, I use a powerful clip from Malcolm X to discuss racism in America. Malcolm X was interviewed after being in prison for 90 days for saying that “chickens come home to roost” after President Kennedy was assassinated. His point was that hate and White Supremacy killed Kennedy because of people’s opposition to Kennedy pushing for Affirmative Action and more racial equality.
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In this Daily Thought Vlog, I use a powerful clip from Malcolm X to discuss racism in America. Malcolm X was interviewed after being in prison for 90 days for saying that “chickens come home to roost” after President Kennedy was assassinated. His poi

“I’M GOING TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS. I HOPE YOU CAN TAKE IT LIKE IT IS.”
MALCOLM X
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Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925. He was assassinated nearly 40 years later at the age of 39. He’s mostly misunderstood, but Malcolm X was for truth no matter who told it, and he viewed racism as a cancer of society.
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In fact, Malcolm X stated, “I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”
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He also said, “You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.”
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Malcolm X also didn’t like the media. He felt the media have too much power to control what people think.
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“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
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Altogether, Malcolm X believed that one of the only ways for America to be truly equal is through a radical transformation of laws and love. Obviously, we are still pushing toward this today, but I think we can learn a lot from people like Malcolm X. .
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“I’M GOING TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS. I HOPE YOU CAN TAKE IT LIKE IT IS.” MALCOLM X . Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925. He was assassinated nearly 40 years later at the age of 39. He’s mostly misunderstood, but Malcolm X was for truth no matter who told i

#cyberbullying we can decrease it. I’m excited to receive a grant from the Brain and Behavior Initiative with Dr. Cixin Wang to develop a virtual reality program to help middle and high school students identify and intervene in bullying incidents.
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While the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) is still acutely focused on policing, we can’t talk about much of this work now due to confidentiality and anonymity of who we work with. Nonetheless, we are expanding our virtual reality program to focus on cyberbullying in schools,discrimination in the workplace, and job training for incarcerated people with our corporate partners including Google, AT&T, @flikshop , and USA Today. STAY TUNED
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#cyberbullying we can decrease it. I’m excited to receive a grant from the Brain and Behavior Initiative with Dr. Cixin Wang to develop a virtual reality program to help middle and high school students identify and intervene in bullying incidents. .

#brownvsboardofeducation 65 years ago TODAY
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May 17 should be a holiday.
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This Supreme Court case in 1954 desegregated schools and set the tone for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act in the 1960s.
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While there was much progress related to racial equality, some people have always tried to reverse these decisions and policies. Unfortunately, they have succeeded.
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The Voting Rights Act has been gutted and Supreme Court cases such as the Jefferson County case has reversed Board v. Board of Education. These rulings have led to rezoning and gerrymandering. In DC, For example, I show with @fisher_danar and Carley Fisher-Maltese how segregated #washingtondc Is by race and class.
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Altogether, these policies and rulings continue to cement into the American fabric that Blackness is undesired and less than. This is why resistance is so important. This is why slogans like #blackisbeautiful And #blacklivesmatter Are so important. They are not to elevate Blacks over others. They are to help Blacks’ mental and emotional health and get us back to neutral in order to properly pursue equity.
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#brownvsboardofeducation 65 years ago TODAY . May 17 should be a holiday. . This Supreme Court case in 1954 desegregated schools and set the tone for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act in the 1960s. . While there was much progress related

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“Feminism is the radical idea that women’s safety matters more than men’s feelings.”
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#hb314 #feminism #womensrights #gender #womensmarch #genderequality  #masculinity #sociology #phdlife #phd #academic #academia #quotes #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quotesdaily #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #alpolitics #alabama
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“Feminism is the radical idea that women’s safety matters more than men’s feelings.” . . . . . . #hb314 #feminism #womensrights #gender #womensmarch #genderequality #masculinity #sociology #phdlife #phd #academic #academia #quotes #quotestoliveby #q

Stats on gender differences in housework.
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I gave a keynote to parents, mostly fathers, at a Men Make a Difference Day event at a local school. I challenged the fathers to step up more at home. .
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#family #mothersday #mothers #sociology #phd #phdlife #parents #parenthood #academia #academic #gender #sexism #fathers #challenge
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Stats on gender differences in housework. . I gave a keynote to parents, mostly fathers, at a Men Make a Difference Day event at a local school. I challenged the fathers to step up more at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #family #mothersday #

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I had the pleasure of serving on a panel for a program paying tribute to the legacy of Army 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III. Lt. Collins was murdered in a hate crime at the University of Maryland. In this clip, I talk about how Lt. Collins could be anyone’s son and how Black people’s respectability politics don’t save us from experiencing racism.
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#racism #stophate #hatecrime #blacklivesmatter #sociology #phdlife #phd #academia #academic #maryland #dmv #hbcu #blackhistory #thisisamerica
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I had the pleasure of serving on a panel for a program paying tribute to the legacy of Army 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III. Lt. Collins was murdered in a hate crime at the University of Maryland. In this clip, I talk about how Lt. Collins could be an

“STOP WORRYING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO CAN’T COMPETE WITH YOU.”
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Somebody needed to hear this today. When you worry about people who can’t compete with you, you allow them to take up space in your head and in your heart. This prevents you from being the best you. Don’t allow people to rent space in your head that they don’t want to pay a mortgage on.
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They are distractions. They do things to get your attention, to anger you, to frustrate you, and to prevent from doing what you do best. They only do this because they can’t do what you do. They can’t be you and it eats at them. Don’t stoop to their level. When you don’t let them in, you win. Just shake them haters off and keep it moving.
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“STOP WORRYING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO CAN’T COMPETE WITH YOU.” . Somebody needed to hear this today. When you worry about people who can’t compete with you, you allow them to take up space in your head and in your heart. This prevents you from being the be

Shoutout to the newly minted Dr. Melissa Brown! (@blackfeministmb)
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Dr. Brown successfully defended her dissertation entitled “The Jezebel Speaks: Black Women’s Erotic Labor in a Digital Age.” Dr. Brown accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Clayman Institute at Stanford University.
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Dr. Brown collected an assortment of data including GIS mapping, social media, and survey on how Black women exotic dancers use Instagram as a space to be entrepreneurs and evade the normal aspects of surveillance that might expose them to physical violence.
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Conducting geographic profiles of #atlanta , #memphis , and #washingtondc , she found that the same spaces where Black strip clubs are today are the same spaces that Black people were redlined and relegated to centuries ago.
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It was a pleasure serving as your dissertation advisor and your advisor during your time in grad school. Keep conquering the world! #peaceupatowndown
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Shoutout to the newly minted Dr. Melissa Brown! (@blackfeministmb ) . Dr. Brown successfully defended her dissertation entitled “The Jezebel Speaks: Black Women’s Erotic Labor in a Digital Age.” Dr. Brown accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at

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Here is another segment from my appearance on NPR discussing physical activity, obesity, and race.
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#blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #exercise #physicalsctivity #workout #racism #blackhistory #sociology #phd #phdlife #npr #runner #educatedblackman #academia #academic
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Here is another segment from my appearance on NPR discussing physical activity, obesity, and race. . . . . . #blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #exercise #physicalsctivity #workout #racism #blackhistory #sociology #phd #phdlife #npr #runner #educatedblackma

I appeared on NPR to discuss physical activity, obesity, and race. I discussed some of my research on this topic.
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#blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #exercise #physicalsctivity #workout #racism #blackhistory #sociology #phd #phdlife #npr #runner #educatedblackman #academia #academic
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I appeared on NPR to discuss physical activity, obesity, and race. I discussed some of my research on this topic. . . . . . . #blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #exercise #physicalsctivity #workout #racism #blackhistory #sociology #phd #phdlife #npr #runner

“You can’t make someone woke, but you can make them uncomfortable being asleep.”
Chris Emdin
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Would you support a policy that is only 2% successful? Well, this is what our country seems to do with stop and frisk.
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A study involving nearly 700,000 police stops in #nyc found that Blacks were stopped over 51% of the time. Physical force was used roughly 20% of the time. However, contraband or weapons were only discovered in 2% of the stops. Only 8% were arrested, mostly for resisting arrest. In fact, police were more likely to find illegal material on Whites versus Blacks. This is because police are using actual suspicious behavior (good indicator of crime) to stop Whites, while they use skin tone (bad indicator of crime) to stop Blacks. .
Altogether, this study is why the New York State Supreme Court ruled that stop and frisk is unconstitutional. Despite it being illegal, it is still a readily used police policy. .
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“You can’t make someone woke, but you can make them uncomfortable being asleep.” Chris Emdin . Would you support a policy that is only 2% successful? Well, this is what our country seems to do with stop and frisk. . A study involving nearly 700,000 p

I don’t normally do #wcw , but when I do I post the most beautiful woman in the world.
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Shoutout to my gorgeous, intelligent, caring, and understanding wife. You get prettier every day.
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Over 20 years in this game of love and relationship. I wouldn’t trade a day. 
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I don’t normally do #wcw , but when I do I post the most beautiful woman in the world. . Shoutout to my gorgeous, intelligent, caring, and understanding wife. You get prettier every day. . Over 20 years in this game of love and relationship. I wouldn