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Like many other whites, those in this particular family can claim that none of their known ancestors directly enslaved African Americans. However, when whites make such dramatic assertions, and many still do, they typically dodge a recognition of glaring realities of other unjust enrichment for whites over this country’s racist history.

Source: Feagin, Joe R. 2006. Systematic Racism: A Theory of Oppression. New York: Routledge. Pg. 39.

For the first 90 percent of this country’s history (about 350 years) slavery or legal segregation was generally in place. Only the last 10 percent or so of our entire history have we been free of legal slavery or segregation. Thus, racial oppression makes the United States very distinctive, for it is he only major Western country that was explicitly founded on racial oppression.

Feagin, Joe R. 2006. Systematic Racism: A Theory of Oppression. New York: Routledge. Pg. 2 

I’m Rick James Bitch! How about these album covers!?

#rickjames #funk #vinyl

I’m Rick James Bitch! How about these album covers!?

#rickjames #funk #vinyl

Completely forgot I had this one. Beanie Sigel - The Reason (2001)

#beaniesigel #rocafellarecords #hiphop #vinyl

Late night writing about hip hop to the sounds of the GOAT #tupac #2pac #hailmary #makaveli #vinyl #hiphop

Malcolm X “If you’re not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” 

#malcolmx #race #oppression #ferguson #newsmedia

Malcolm X “If you’re not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

#malcolmx #race #oppression #ferguson #newsmedia

I remain convinced that the best sociologies challenge ordinary understandings and take the reader to a higher level, but, in order to do so, they must put themselves in the readers’ shoes, anticipating where terms need to be defined and complicated concepts explained. Indeed, what makes for good writing – empathy with one’s readers – also makes for good teaching.

Source: Ben Agger. 2003. The Virtual Self: A Contemporary Sociology (21st Century Sociology). Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. Pg. 4.

Thanks and Gig Them Aggies 

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Thanks and Gig Them Aggies

#johnnymanziel #manzieling #johnnyfootball #aggies #aggiefootball #texasAnM #cleveland #clevelandbrowns #middlefinger #gigem

Props to @manzieling 
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Props to @manzieling
#manzieling #johnnymanziel #johnnyfootball #tebow #romo #RGIII #cleveland #clevelandbrowns #middlefinger

When students ask “is that on the test”
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When students ask “is that on the test”
#johnnyfootball #johnnymanziel #peterose #middlefinger #academia #teaching #college #collegestudents #cleveland #clevelandbrowns #browns #cincinnatireds #teachersbelike