some of us are brave
That’s all I’m talking about here on NPR in a discussion of David Brooks’ idyllic moralizing on pot and the harsh reality of petty crimes derailing the life chances of African Americans in this country.
I talk about this concept a great deal in my undergraduate classes. I also have a paper making the rounds on what I call opportunity closure. If you’ve not read it, this 2013 paper by Fourcade and Healy is a one way forward on conceptualizing the organizational linkages that reproduce inequality in our post-structure, post-racial society.
I did enjoy my time in the studio. It took me back to my days hosting a radio show on a small AM station in Greensboro, NC (WKEW 1400). There aren’t any cart machines anymore but I think the principles are the same? No dead air ever and hit buttons until it sounds good.
Thank you for having me, Here & Now.