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.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Is the Sordid Birther Chapter Really Closed?

by | September 19, 2016

A few days ago, Donald Trump finally admitted what the rational and sane among us always had kn [...]

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Kaepernick, Race and the Hypocrisy of the American Public

by | September 4, 2016

It always seems to perplex and, in fact, disturb me when certain fellow Black folk decide to wa [...]

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Let’s Not Forget the Racism, White Privilege Brought to Light by 2016 Olympics

by | August 23, 2016

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics has been an event packed with suspense, intrigue and drama. Antici [...]

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The Perverse Affinity for Defending Slavery

by | August 1, 2016

One can only wonder what would make any rational, decent human being assert that slavery was a [...]

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Some Pastors, Politicians and Others Have Assisted in Promoting Intolerance

by | June 19, 2016

The fact is that Donald Trump was hardly alone in his racist and xenophobic rhetoric. [...]

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Prince Pushed the Envelope and Delivered

by | April 25, 2016

Prince, at one point The Artist formerly known as Prince before reclaiming his name in 1998, wa [...]

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GOP Blaming Others for Its Implosion

by | April 6, 2016

Rather than looking inward to find the root of its problems, many members of the Republican par [...]

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Supreme Court Nomination Drama Just Latest Slight Aimed at Obama

by | February 24, 2016

Just when you thought that the level of mean-spirited arrogance directed toward President Obama [...]

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