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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.

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

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 [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more

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. [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more