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.

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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Yes, Black History Month is Relevant

by | February 14, 2016

In various quarters of the nation, people will engage in various celebrations and acknowledgmen [...]

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Millennials Lacking the Urge to Drive

by | February 2, 2016

A recent report conducted by the Transportation Research Institute at University of Michigan in [...]

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2015: Yet Another Turbulent Year for Black America

by | January 18, 2016

To put it bluntly, 2015 was a year that left its brash, brutal, ugly stain of racism on America [...]

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Men and Religion: A Reluctant Relationship

by | January 3, 2016

This is news that is probably not all that surprising to most people: men are less likely to em [...]

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