Elwood Watson - Higher Education
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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.


Michelle Obama: One Classy, Resilient, Intelligent First Lady

by | April 7, 2009
From the moment her husband became a serious contender for the Democratic nomination, Michelle [...] Read more

The Beleagured Michael Steele

by | March 16, 2009
Several weeks ago, the Republican National Committee  elected Michael Steele as its first Blac [...] Read more

Hiding Behind Racism

by | March 9, 2009
A few weeks ago, I was part of a campus panel discussion that discussed the N-Word, racism and [...] Read more

Defining a Person’s Blackness?

by | February 12, 2009
Last October at an annual conference that highlights various aspects of the Black experience, I [...] Read more

Miss America’s Racial Milestones

by | January 14, 2009
While I was watching television the other day, I saw a commercial promoting the Miss America pa [...] Read more

Faculty and Students of Color Face Various Dilemmas

by | December 15, 2008
Recently I was interviewed by a student reporter for our campus newspaper about a racially ting [...] Read more

Congratulations Brother President! Congratulations Mr.President!

by | November 19, 2008
Think about the following: · 1789 – The U. S Constitution declares that Black Americans were [...] Read more

The Sad Reality of O.J. Simpson

by | October 28, 2008
October 3rd is a day that has deeply associated itself with O.J. Simpson. It is a day he will p [...] Read more

Has The SAT Test Undergone A Backlash?

by | October 14, 2008
    There is a good chance that if you were a high school junior or senior applying to a fou [...] Read more

An Inspiration For Us All

by | September 26, 2008
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a good friend of mine about the acceptance speech that Bara [...] Read more

Affirmative Action is Still Relevant and Needed

by | September 18, 2008
       A few weeks ago, the anti-affirmative action ballot measure in Arizona that was su [...] Read more