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Forced Context Collapse or The Right to Hide in Plain Sight

There is a whole brand of (mostly digital) journalism that culls social media content for stories. We can argue about the extent to which that is reporting as opposed to … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Creating #Havoc at #VCUSOCY

It may surprise you to learn that I live a great deal of my life off-line. I know, I know, hear me out on this fantastical possibility. Recently, I’ve been … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 22 Comments

When White Men Love Black Women on TV

With Olivia and Fitz and Annalise and Sam it has been noted that there’s a mainstream pop culture revolution happening in the representation of white men in relationships with black women. … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 26 Comments

A Year of Sociology, Higher Ed and Blood-letting

My dear friend and collaborator Audrey Watters writes a massive end of year review on education and technology at her place, Hack Education. I do not share Audrey’s stamina but … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Racists Getting Fired: The Sins of Whiteness on Social Media

Having a race is one long math equation. When you speak well and choose the right fork you can be a credit to “your race”. And so, of course, there … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Riots and Reason

I truly believe that to be a good teacher, a decent writer or a perfunctory scholar one has to concede the limits of evidence, reason, and rationality. It is no … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 15 Comments

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You but What Coursera Can Do For Your Country, Part 1

In my little corner of the world where I study credentialism, labor markets, technology and inequality today’s announcement from Coursera is pretty huge: The First Lady, Michelle Obama took to … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments
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