Dr. Elwood Watson - Higher Education

Dr. Elwood Watson
Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor of history, African American Studies, and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of several books and articles. His latest work Performing American Masculinities: The 21st Century Man in Popular Culture published by Indiana University Press.

Young Men and the Epidemic of Anger, Violence

by | July 21, 2015
It is truly an alarming and disturbing state of affairs. [...] Read more

The Sad Reality of Bill Cosby’s Downfall

by | July 14, 2015
Last week, a U.S district judge ordered that depositions given by Bill Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit [...] Read more

Symbolic Gestures Distracting from Black Community’s Key Issues

by | July 6, 2015
Many times such nominal gestures wind up having insufficient funds when it’s time to cash the [...] Read more

Dylann Roof is a Racist and Terrorist. Period.

by | June 22, 2015
The sad and sobering truth is that this is hardly the first time that a Black church has been t [...] Read more

Rachel Dolezal and White Privilege

by | June 16, 2015
Virtually all segments of the media—liberal, conservative, alternative, mainstream—have bee [...] Read more

Marginalization, Demonization of Black Women is Real

by | June 9, 2015
Many Americans have witnessed the dramatic, intense and shocking video of several unarmed Black [...] Read more

Blaming Obama for the State of Race Relations Disingenuous at Best

by | June 4, 2015
Many Republican politicians, pundits and loyal GOP voters have targeted President Obama (and, i [...] Read more

Are Americans Becoming More Ambivalent Toward Religion?

by | May 28, 2015
Pew Research says yes, especially millenials. [...] Read more

Race Relations at a Rocky Impasse

by | May 13, 2015
A recent CBS News poll of 1,027 adults taken last week indicated that a majority of people beli [...] Read more

Baltimore: Blaming The Victim and Manipulating the Narrative

by | May 5, 2015
Racism and intellectual dishonesty at play in the death of Freddie Gray. [...] Read more

Depression Among Graduate Students is Real

by | April 29, 2015
As those of us who have gone through such an experience are well aware, for a number of people [...] Read more

Dyson-West Squabble: There’s Nothing to See Here

by | April 22, 2015
The Black blogger sphere, in particular twitter, has been churning overtime in response to the [...] Read more

Life Goes On Regardless of a Particular Outcome

by | April 15, 2015
A student’s first-choice school may not necessarily be the best one for them. [...] Read more

Understanding Generation X

by | April 9, 2015
By now most people have heard of Generation X, the 46 million Americans born between 1965 and 1 [...] Read more

Are Millennials a Socially Awkward Generation?

by | March 31, 2015
According to many consultants, employers, professors, pundits and other purveyors of the cultur [...] Read more