March 18, 2009

Angola Prison


February 25, 2009

Racism in sports

Media and sport racism

Here is a clip of racism in media representations of sports

November 6, 2008

Alex Stein's Book on a Political Cult

"Inside Out tells a riveting story of life inside a fringe group of political activists, not unlike the SLA and others that emerged from the U.S. Left in the 1970s. With passion, insight, and wit, Stein unravels the mystery of this secretive cult called the O. – a tale made all the more real because of the author’s frankness about her own 10-year involvement with the group. The processes of induction and indoctrination, and the increasing devotion of O. members, who over time are exploited by a corrupt leader, come alive in absorbing detail. This book makes a significant contribution to the study of the social psychology of closed groups, as well as to our understanding of fanaticism and idealism gone astray – all subjects of compelling importance in this post-9/11 world."

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. Department of Sociology
California State University, Chico
Coauthor: Captive Hearts, Captive Minds and Cults in our Midst


If you would like a copy of the book or to contact the author the following is the link to her homepage

October 16, 2008

Crime Maps

This link will allow you to look up Minneapolis crime Maps by precinct.

This link will take you to St. Paul crime maps.

Angola Prison

Here is the Angola Prison Museum.


September 28, 2008

Doing Gender

Here is a link to the Full-Text article "doing Gender" by West and Zimmerman. The article is mention in the textbook (295). It discusses how we socially construct gender

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February 12, 2008

Anne Fausto-Sterling- article on biology and sex

Here is an updated article about the different biological sexes. She suggests that we have five biological genders to match the genetic differences that occur in Human beings.

Re: website for the fight against Slavery

For those of you interested; this is a link to a website that is fighting against the current problem of human trafficking and slavery.

October 11, 2007

Racism in the English Language

The following link is to an article titled Racism in the English Language by Robert B. Moore. I talked a bit about this in class. The link gives pdf's of each page which is awkward, but the article is good.

September 27, 2007

"People like Us"- link to PBS site

Here is a link to the site for the documentary we watched today. The games are funny and "teach you about your class". Check it out.