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.


Suicide, Substance Abuse Taking Toll on Segment of Middle-aged Whites

by | November 12, 2015
There has been a lot of buzz about the recent report conducted by recent Nobel Prize-winning ec [...] Read more

Generation Xers Candid About Financial Future

by | October 27, 2015
Earlier this year, the insurance company Allianz Life released the findings of the Generations [...] Read more

Raven-Symone and Buffoonish Things Black Celebs Sometimes Say

by | October 14, 2015
She, whether wittingly or unwillingly, has bought into a retrograde mindset. [...] Read more

Religion Sees Millennials Moving Further Away

by | September 30, 2015
Religion is facing a potential crisis in regards to millennials as the institution moves furthe [...] Read more

Many Factors Determine Good and Effective Teaching

by | September 15, 2015
There are a combination of qualities that distinguish good professors from poor ones. [...] Read more

Black Lives Matter Movement Crucial in Drawing Attention to Issues

by | September 2, 2015
It has been all but impossible to not to notice the Black Lives Matter movement [...] Read more

Race is Indeed an American Dilemma

by | August 18, 2015
Over a century ago, Black intellectual extraordinaire of his day, WEB DuBois, stated that the p [...] Read more

GOP has had an Ongoing Rendezvous with Racial Politics

by | August 5, 2015
Over the past few several weeks, well-known businessman, TV celebrity and presidential candidat [...] Read more

Young Men and the Epidemic of Anger, Violence

by | July 21, 2015
It is truly an alarming and disturbing state of affairs. [...] Read more

The Sad Reality of Bill Cosby’s Downfall

by | July 14, 2015
Last week, a U.S district judge ordered that depositions given by Bill Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit [...] Read more

Symbolic Gestures Distracting from Black Community’s Key Issues

by | July 6, 2015
Many times such nominal gestures wind up having insufficient funds when it’s time to cash the [...] Read more

Dylann Roof is a Racist and Terrorist. Period.

by | June 22, 2015
The sad and sobering truth is that this is hardly the first time that a Black church has been t [...] Read more

Rachel Dolezal and White Privilege

by | June 16, 2015
Virtually all segments of the media—liberal, conservative, alternative, mainstream—have bee [...] Read more

Marginalization, Demonization of Black Women is Real

by | June 9, 2015
Many Americans have witnessed the dramatic, intense and shocking video of several unarmed Black [...] Read more

Blaming Obama for the State of Race Relations Disingenuous at Best

by | June 4, 2015
Many Republican politicians, pundits and loyal GOP voters have targeted President Obama (and, i [...] Read more