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WILLLIAM JAMAL RICHARDSON   In In In my previous post the argument was presented that at their core the social sciences are Eurocentric projects and that project of decolonization need to be undertaken to challenge this eurocentricism. The proposal that I put forth was Africana Sociology that would upend the hegemony of European social thought […]

WILLLIAM JAMAL RICHARDSON As a sociologist-in-training and a grad student it is my job to eat, breath, and live sociology, the study of human interaction and social institutions. I spend most of my week either reading sociological pieces, listening to lectures and talks, or participating in class discussions with faculty and fellow students. Through all […]

Finding My Africaness Through Afro Beats

Posted: 9th July 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

Willliam Jamal Richardson That was a short video of a song played this past Saturday when I went to a music show put on by an African music collective. It was actually the first real show I’ve ever been to that frontlined African artists playing African music. Now as many of my friends, allies, and readers know […]

Standpoint Theory

Posted: 15th June 2013 by admin in Articles, Uncategorized

by swlancas Standpoint theorists such as Dorothy Smith would state that the bodily experience of genders-that differ from the dominant white male one-need to be explored more from sociologists as these gender’s perspectives and interests still remain marginal (Smith 1987). Smith would argue that the concrete activities these various genders are taking part in on […]

Modern Concepts of Masculinity

Posted: 8th June 2013 by admin in Articles, Uncategorized

by swlancas The phrase ‘hegemonic masculinity’ tends to capture a realistic portrayal of social life; put bluntly men continue to hold more economic, political, and social power more than women. As according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, globally men continue to earn 17.6 percent more on average of what women do. Men […]

LOVE Speak: Language of Liberation

Posted: 7th June 2013 by admin in Articles, Uncategorized

by Shenita Ann McLean source After some interesting reflections on some conversations I have had with my brother William Richardson and in concert with the information and knowledge that I have learned from a myriad of literary works on R{EVOL}utionary struggle I have come to realize something that I have recently attempted to enact […]

In a capitalist, patriarchal society, women are seen first and foremost as child-bearers and as objects of beauty. In American society, full to the brim with capitalism and sexism, women have been split apart for advertising, entertainment, “traditional family values,” and the rape culture, amongst a myriad of other things. In this society, women are […]

Source: Sam Fulwood III of the”>Center for American Progress explains why Mitt Romney’s overestimation of the middle class could very well be an indication of how unaware Americans are of the class divisions in this country. In an odd, roundabout way, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has given Americans an opportunity to witness […]

(Originally posted on People of Color Organize) Due to the dangerous intersections of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other positionalities, it is important to stress on being conscious of these interlocking oppressions. The term “intersectionality” is invoked a lot, but there is a huge difference between writing about it and understanding it. Recently, someone […]

by Rick Gunderman Marxism, as an ideology, has served various currents of thought and action. Academics, trade unionists, guerrilla fighters and journalists across the world have been touched by the ideology of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Virtually all left-wing movements pay some degree of homage to Marxism. Marxism has stood the test of time, […]