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Dr. Elwood Watson
Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor of history, African American Studies, and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of several books and articles. His latest work Performing American Masculinities: The 21st Century Man in Popular Culture published by Indiana University Press.

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Making Protests a Flag Issue Exposes True Colors

by | September 28, 2017 The nation is witnessing battle lines being drawn in relation to racism, White supremacy and va Read more

Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

by | September 19, 2017
The primary question at the center of the controversy is: Was Hill wrong in her assessment of P [...] Read more

Bill Maher Controversy Needs to be Kept in Perspective

by | June 11, 2017
While we need to continue to have debates on the n-word and other topics that affect our commun [...] Read more

Too Many Men are Socially Isolated

by | May 30, 2017
So many men have difficulty establishing and maintaining valuable, close, relationships with ot [...] Read more

O’Reilly and Floundering at FOX

by | April 23, 2017
An unimaginable, or rather highly unlikely, situation transpired last week with the firing of B [...] Read more

Pepsi Commercial Epitomizes White Privilege

by | April 10, 2017
The ad whitewashed the often challenging and grim realities facing many people and communities [...] Read more

The Scapegoating of Black Men

by | March 27, 2017
Last week, an 18-year-old White woman from Denison, Texas, Breana Talbott, was arrested and cha [...] Read more

Respecting the Right of Free Speech

by | March 16, 2017
Debates over free speech and intolerance have become, once again, news. [...] Read more

For Now, Reality Reels In Milo Yiannopoulos

by | February 22, 2017
The “inclusion” afforded to Milo Yiannopoulos by some was only temporary and came with stri [...] Read more

The Continued Undermining of Black History

by | February 12, 2017
President Trump in his awkward and ill-informed efforts to salute the accomplishments of Black [...] Read more

New Till Detail Underscores Lack of Humanity Afforded to Black People

by | January 29, 2017
The death of Emmett Till resurfaced back into the public sphere last week with the bombshell re [...] Read more

Donald Trump Fails John Lewis History Lesson

by | January 17, 2017
The fact that Donald Trump would have the unmitigated gall to allude to John Lewis being incomp [...] Read more

Kim Burrell’s Words Show Homophobia Alive and Well in Black Community

by | January 8, 2017
Kim Burrell has added her undeniably controversial perspective on an issue that has been an ong [...] Read more

2016: A Rough Year on Many Fronts

by | December 18, 2016
More than a few people have lamented that they see 2016 as one of the worst years in history [...] Read more

The 2016 Presidential Election — Postscript

by | November 14, 2016
For some people, November 8, 2016 is one of the greatest days in American history. Others may v [...] Read more
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