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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.

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Pepsi Commercial Epitomizes White Privilege

by | April 10, 2017

The ad whitewashed the often challenging and grim realities facing many people and communities [...]

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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 [...]

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Respecting the Right of Free Speech

by | March 16, 2017

Debates over free speech and intolerance have become, once again, news. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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