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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.

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

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 [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more

Yes, Black History Month is Relevant

by | February 14, 2016
In various quarters of the nation, people will engage in various celebrations and acknowledgmen [...] Read more

Millennials Lacking the Urge to Drive

by | February 2, 2016
A recent report conducted by the Transportation Research Institute at University of Michigan in [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more

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 [...] Read more

More Men Should Make an Effort to Bridge Racial Divide

by | December 7, 2015
There are those who argue that cross-racial friendships are not that unusual, particularly amon [...] Read more

Racial Tides Rising on College Campuses

by | November 23, 2015
From coast to coast, thousands of young people ― mostly millennials ― have made their voice [...] Read more