Genetic explanation for race differences is like a truther conspiracy theory for people like Sam Harris and Charles Murray.
COVID-19 mortality rates by race/ethnicity and age
Why are there such great disparities in COVID-19 deaths across race/ethnic groups in the U.S.? Here's a recent review from New York City: The racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-related mortality may be explained by increased risk of disease because of difficulty engaging in social distancing because of crowding and occupation, and increased disease severity because of…
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Race and racism in America (video)
In my Social Problems class we're spending the next few weeks on race, racial inequality, and racial politics. Step one is this lecture on race and racism. After a tangent on racial identity, idealism and its enemies, I address biology and race, describing the classic racist racial categories in relation to vast human diversity in…
Race/ethnic intermarriage trends, 2008-2018
Rising, with gender differences. Since 2008 the American Community Survey has been asking respondents whether they got married in the previous 12 months. Using the race/ethnicity of spouses (when they are living together), you can estimate the proportion of new marriages that cross racial/ethnic lines. Defining such "intermarriage" is not as simple as it sounds.…
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Health disparities and COVID-19 lecture
Update: I posted a revised version of this lecture, with new facts, here. For Social Problems, an introductory level sociological course, I gave a lecture that combines an introduction to health disparities and some issues of disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's 23 minutes. Some slides and links below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwS7mRvP3Vw The first half describes…
White children are 2.7-times more likely than Black children to live with a parent who has a PhD
Producing half a sentence for NYTimes essay.
Survey says 23% of Whites think Whites are more intelligent than Blacks
The assessment that Whites are more intelligent than Blacks is more common among male, older, less formally educated, and conservative Whites.
Unequal marriage markets for Black and White women
We count this as evidence on the side of "structure" over "culture" in the debates over the decline in marriage.
Teaching Black family history in sociology, student resistance edition
Good lessons about things that scare people who teach family sociology: being wrong, being called racist, and getting fired for saying something on Facebook.
Intermarriage rates relative to diversity
How do the states' intermarriage rates compare to their level of diversity?