A recent interactive report card has just been released by the Urban Institute assessing racial and ethnic equity in the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas. The report card can be found here, along with commentary by Margery Turner. Metropoles that made the top ten for black-white equity were: 1. Albuquerque, NM 2. El Paso, TX […]Read more "Metropolitan Racial/Ethnic Equality…"
By Josh Tuttle It seems that the majority of writing on public sociology is a reaction to Michael Burawoy. This post will not break from this tradition. In fact, much of this post is a reaction to one of his earlier pieces on public sociology, entitled “For Public Sociology” (2005). I have defined public sociology […]Read more "Sociology and Instramentalism"
By Jason Smith Why is it so hard to have an informed citizenry in the US? Long championed as pivotal to the functioning of the public sphere, news media (and the field of journalism in general) serve communities in their need to know the current state of affairs. Yet local news media is in a […]Read more "Hometown News, Why it Matters"