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Review: White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh. (July/August, 1989). “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Peace and Freedom. Summary It is easy for me to walk into a stationery store and find a greeting card appropriate for my family or most […]
Social Media and Depression Steven Liu (2015, May). “Social Media and Depression.” CYS. Summary Does social media play a part in youth depression? This generation of teenagers is the first to grow up in the U.S. without ever having […]
Rites Of Passage In Adolescence Delaney, C.H. (1995, Winter). Rites of Passage in Adolescence.Adolescence, pp. 892-898. Summary (Download Rites of Passage overview as a PDF) Society has always recognized the transition from childhood to adulthood. These “rites of passage” are […]
Review: The Case for Reparations Ta-Nehisi Coates (2014, June). “The Case for Reparation.” The Atlantic. Summary The idea of reparations for crimes against African Americans has usually been seen as a radical and unlikely political cause. Most observers are skeptical […]
Review: Black Eyed Peas: Where Is The Love? Summary Will.I.Am, Adl.De.Ap, Taboo, and Fergie make up the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas.  Black Eyed Peas melds the gangster style of LA hip-hop with their peace-minded and socially conscious lyrics.  Audiences are attracted to […]
Review: The Social Media Debate David Lumb. (2014, May 23). “No, Social Media Will Not Make Millennials Unelectable.” Popular Mechanics. Summary “Prior to the Internet, the adage was ‘Think before you act’ . . . But now it’s ‘Think before […]
Review: The Code of the Streets Elijah Anderson (May 1994). “The Code of the Streets.” The Atlantic. Summary Elijah Anderson was a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania for years. His urban research in Philadelphia during that time […]
Teenage Rebellion Larson, S.J. (1997). Teenage rebellion. Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc. (Download this article as a PDF) Summary The words “teenager” and “rebellion” often seem synonymous. A quote I have always liked which depicts this age group […]
The Importance of Names Mike Garry (2015). “The Importance of Names and Calling People by Names.” CYS. Summary What’s in a name? Why does it matter? If I were called something completely different would I still be writing here […]
Review: God is Not One Stephen Prothero (2010). God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World. New York: Harper Collins. Summary In his Introduction, Boston University professor Stephen Prothero earnestly affirms the differences between the great […]