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.

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Aretha Franklin: Entertainment Genius, Feminist and Social Activist

by | August 21, 2018 While not overtly political, Aretha Franklin was astute to the power of her platform and used h Read more

Increase in American Suicides Has Historical Roots

by | June 15, 2018
Recent research indicates that the recent rise in suicides across the nation can be attributed [...] Read more

The Consequences of the Roseanne Fiasco

by | May 30, 2018
Roseanne Barr engaged in the most racially primitive language possible. Comparing Black people [...] Read more

Calling the Police on People of Color

by | May 14, 2018
Seemingly everywhere from department stores to college dorms, each week brings a new story of a [...] Read more

Black Lives Continually Demeaned, Devalued, Dehumanized

by | April 24, 2018
Walking while Black. Sitting in a public space while Black. Asking for help while Black. Merely [...] Read more

Haters Can’t Dim This Star Student’s Shine

by | April 11, 2018
Many were impressed when Texas teen Micheal Brown made headlines by gaining acceptance and full [...] Read more

Refusing To Call a Terrorist a Terrorist

by | March 28, 2018
When serial bomber Mark Anthony Conditt blew himself up as police officers closed in on him, mo [...] Read more

A Teacher, a Double Identity, Hatred and Justice Advocacy

by | March 12, 2018
A recent exclusive story on Huffington Post.com was a detailed exposé about Dayanna Volitich, [...] Read more

Black History Beyond One Month

by | February 22, 2018
Another year, another February, and we are deep into another Black History Month. Various insti [...] Read more

Recent Trump Comments Smack of Racism

by | January 16, 2018
Last week, a number of journalists, radio hosts, pundits and ordinary folk have worked themselv [...] Read more

Newspaper Profile Reinforces White Supremacy

by | December 6, 2017
Much of social media –- as well as some private citizens and mainstream media --whipped thems [...] Read more

Double Agents in Journalism

by | October 24, 2017
A number of purportedly “liberal/progressive” journalists were actively involved in assisti [...] Read more

Making Protests a Flag Issue Exposes True Colors

by | September 28, 2017
The nation is witnessing battle lines being drawn in relation to racism, White supremacy and va [...] Read more

Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

by | September 19, 2017
The primary question at the center of the controversy is: Was Hill wrong in her assessment of P [...] Read more

Bill Maher Controversy Needs to be Kept in Perspective

by | June 11, 2017
While we need to continue to have debates on the n-word and other topics that affect our commun [...] Read more
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