66 :: “Jena, O. J. and the Jailing of Black America”

Over the weekend, The New York Times published an op-ed by famed sociologist Orlando Patterson. I, personally, thinks it slips too many things together too quickly, though I guess its purpose is to elicit a response out of the mixture, to get us to think about a particular confluence of effects and affects.

Aside from the article’s content, per se, I found it particularly relevent to today’s class. Like Petry, Patterson is trying to get us to see all these things about where race and gender come together, and the negative and positive consequences therein.

Interesting stuff! I would really like you to read it, if you get a chance. Feel free to leave comments below.

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