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.


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

Cultural Issues ‘Trump’ Economic Issues for Many White Voters

by | October 30, 2016
According to a recent study, 72 percent of likely voters supporting Donald Trump, in particular [...] Read more

Crude Trump Train Keeps on Rolling

by | October 12, 2016
Just when you thought that this political season could not get anymore bizarre, it sure did. [...] Read more

Racial Incidents Hit Close to Home: On My Campus

by | October 2, 2016
Last week, a young White college student dressed as a gorilla taunted a group of Black Lives Ma [...] Read more

The Clueless, Careless and Outright Racist Rhetoric of Some in the GOP

by | September 25, 2016
Just when you thought the madness of the 2016 presidential campaign couldn’t get anymore insa [...] Read more