Inspiring the Next Generation: Undergraduate Student Observations from Dr. Bonilla-Silva’s Talk at DCSS

Daniel Oshiro, Lindsey Smith, and Thomas Florczak are undergraduate students at American University who attended the January 27 DCSS lecture by ASA President-elect Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Sociologists have a responsibility to make words and ideas accessible to the public. The education of future thinkers remains as important as the output of new, groundbreaking research. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s…

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Marriage, Single Parenthood, and the 2016 Vote

W. Bradford Wilcox, National Marriage Project,  and Jon McEwan, Brigham Young University In post-2016 election takes, one factor has largely been overlooked: the family factor. At first glance, 2016 looks no different than previous presidential elections. The Republican Party presidential nominee usually does better with married voters and in counties with more two-parent families. This…

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The Real Structural Problem: The Self-Destruction of Capitalism

Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania Sixty years ago, C. Wright Mills assembled a collective portrait of the elite that governs the United States. Domhoff and many follow-ups have shown that major positions in the U.S. government are almost entirely held by a small elite drawn from Wall Street financiers, big corporate businesses, upper-class universities, and…

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