Dr. Elwood Watson - Higher Education

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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.


President Obama, left, told Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights group that the future of voting rights is in grave danger.

by | April 13, 2014
Far too many Americans are still reluctant to confront in an honest and direct manner the topic [...] Read more

Young Millennial Republicans Harbor Divergent Views from Their GOP Elders

by | April 2, 2014
The Pew Research Center Study did in fact confirm that millennials are the most diverse, plural [...] Read more

No Excuse for Invoking Hitler’s Name When Criticizing Opponents

by | March 19, 2014
Keisha Rogers is a 37-year-old Black political activist from Texas who is running for the U.S S [...] Read more

The Backlash of ‘12 Years a Slave’

by | March 9, 2014
Predictably, many of the conversations turned to race after moment of triumph for ’12 Years a [...] Read more

Hooray for Hollywood?

by | February 25, 2014
African-Americans and the Oscars have a complex relationship. [...] Read more

Sometimes Attacks on Higher Ed Mask Other Agendas

by | February 19, 2014
Seems that everywhere you turn you are likely to hear about someone bemoaning the crises facing [...] Read more

Male Rape and Sexual Assault Too Often Ignored

by | February 4, 2014
People tend to relegate the sexual violation of men as a deviant sort of activity that takes pl [...] Read more

Americans More Accepting of Interracial Couples and Marriages

by | January 23, 2014
Mildred and Richard Loving were a mixed-race couple from Virginia who were arrested by local la [...] Read more

Here’s Hoping That the Current Racial Climate Will Improve

by | January 2, 2014
Another year is upon us and it is time to reflect on how racially intense the year 2013 was. [...] Read more

Are Americans Experiencing a Crisis in Faith?

by | December 17, 2013
A world that is marred with economic uncertainty, ongoing crisis, social upheaval and other for [...] Read more

Have Race Relations on College Campuses Become More Volatile?

by | November 27, 2013
The fall of 2013 has been a memorable one for race relations on college campuses. This is not i [...] Read more

The Culture of Self-hatred Still Present Among Some Black Folk

by | November 20, 2013
Canadian journalist Orville Douglas’ article, “Why I Hate Being a Black Man,” puts a spot [...] Read more

Showing Intolerance Can Only Lead to More Intolerance

by | November 14, 2013
A more radical, less inspirational, semi-Orwellian, hostile, dismissive movement has continued [...] Read more

Black People Are Not Immune From Mental Illness

by | November 6, 2013
Recent and tragic national headlines like the Navy Yard shooting has started a dialogue about m [...] Read more

The Miss America Pageant Has Been a Positive Representation of Young Women

by | September 24, 2013
While there are many public vehicles that exploit young women, the Miss America Pageant is not [...] Read more