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Jul 21 2016
Corey Fields joins the conversation on To the Point to discuss the Republican National Convention and his book Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans. 
Jul 15 2016
Study Explores Links Between Politics And Racial Bias A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
Jul 1 2016
The Sociology department has strengthened its focus on understanding the dynamics of inequality in society with the additions of Professors Jeremy Freese and Florencia Torche, and Assistant Professors David Pedulla and Jackelyn Hwang.
Jun 28 2016
In recent years, as the nation has grappled with its increasing racial diversity and divisions, Stanford has created 15 new faculty positions – for emerging and established scholars – to help advance the complex study of race and ethnicity in the United States and abroad.
Jun 6 2016
Congratulations to Tomás Jiménez, who was awarded a 2015-16 H&S Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching. The award recognizes faculty for their dedication and commitment to outstanding teaching.
May 27 2016 | Stanford News
The speakers at the May 26 meeting of the Faculty Senate were C. Matthew Snipp, director of the Faculty Development Initiative; Karen Cook, vice provost for faculty development and diversity; and Margot Gerritsen, chair of the Task Force on Women in Leadership. To make more progress in diversifying...
May 9 2016 | Stanford News
Threats to racial status among white Americans have driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may also help explain the rise of Donald Trump, a Stanford sociologist said. Threats to racial status among white Americans have driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may...
In the Sunday Review of the New York Times, Corey D. Fields, writes about, 'What Black Republicans Care About': IT is easy to laugh at the proverbial “black friend” invoked to neutralize charges of racism. However, the humor sours when you realize that this comical ploy is also a strategy the...
Apr 8 2016 | Stanford News
The Electoral College distorts presidential campaigns, disenfranchises voters and drives partisanship, Stanford scholars say. They suggest constitutional reforms to adopt a single national popular vote where the one-person, one-vote concept applies. It is time to abolish the Electoral College in...
Apr 1 2016 | Stanford News
A Stanford project encourages World War II reconciliation and historical accuracy about the conflict and its consequences in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Progress has been made on classroom textbooks and scholarly discussions and exchanges. From atomic bombs to harsh military...