Elwood Watson - Higher Education

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.

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 [...]

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Defining a Person’s Blackness?

by | February 12, 2009

Last October at an annual conference that highlights various aspects of the Black experience, I [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Congratulations Brother President! Congratulations Mr.President!

by | November 19, 2008

Think about the following: · 1789 – The U. S Constitution declares that Black Americans were [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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