We discuss a conflict between Catholic school boys, Black Israelites, and a Native American group on the Washington Mall. An encounter between one boy and a Native American triggered social media firestorms, and many questions about the current state of America’s political culture and media.
Richard Carpiano is a Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is a medical sociologist and population health scientist whose recent work includes studies of resistance to vaccination. We discuss his recent paper “Public Attitudes toward Child Undervaccination: A Randomized Experiment on Evaluations, Stigmatizing Orientations, and Support for Policies” in Social Science & Medicine. Twitter:
Howard Ramos is a Professor of Sociology at Dalhousie University and former President of the Canadian Sociological Association. He recently published an edited volume, The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC Press).
Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen
Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).