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A Few Notes On Kelly Price and Honorary PhDs

This will be fast. Kelly Price is a powerhouse singer. Today, black Twitter announced that Kelly Price had graduated valedictorian with an honorary doctorate in philosophy. If you know anything … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Limits of Education Reform: A Road Paved With the “Best Intentions”?

  There is one question that animates the sociology of education more than any other: how do we explain and predict the difference in outcomes among black and white students … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sportsball and For-Profit Legitimacy

My colleague Jon Becker sent me a story today about for-profit Grand Canyon’s (GCU) run in college sports. In it, Michael Reinrab, summarizes a recent GCU tournament run and the … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upcoming Events: D.C. Bound

If you are in the D.C. area, I will be to this week. On Wednesday Jan. 20th, I am at a White House convening to discuss community college research. And … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

When Your Curriculum Has Been Tumblrized

I teach three core courses: an undergraduate seminar in race, a graduate seminar in race, and a graduate seminar in digital sociology. This post is about my experience teaching the … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

The Three Rs in 2015: Reading, ‘Riting and Researching

This is the obligatory end-of-year essay. In 2015, I finished a seven-year-long research project called my doctoral dissertation. The study analyzes why for-profit colleges were the singular form of higher education expansion … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 25 Comments

The Great Mismatch

The painful truth about hand-wringing over whether Affirmative Action “harms” racial minorities is that no one cares if Affirmative Action harms racial minorities. The faux concern for the well-being of … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 8 Comments

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