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Review: The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth - Patterson, Orlando, and Ethan Fosse. 2015. The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 675 pp. Summary How do you assess the performance of black (Latino and other) inner-city youth? Are you […]
Review: The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth - Patterson, Orlando, and Ethan Fosse. 2015. The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 675 pp. Summary How do you assess the performance of black (Latino and other) inner-city youth? Are you […]
Thinking About and Discussing the Issue of Torture - Summary When a human being suffers, that suffering sends a ripple effect across the human community—torture causes cultural shockwaves that go beyond a hidden cell. And yet, we are understandably reluctant to talk about such […]
Review: teens are spending nearly all their waking hours staring at screens - Megan Willett (May 26, 2016). “A study says teens are spending nearly all their waking hours staring at screens,” Tech Insider: Culture. http://www.techinsider.io/teens-average-phone-screen-usage-2016-5, accessed June 4, 2016. Jessica Contrera (May 25, 2016). The Screen Age: […]
Review: Small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham combined - Josh Keller and Adam Pearce, “This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, NC, combined. Why?” The New York Times, 2Sep16. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/upshot/new-geography-of-prisons.html?_r=0, accessed 2Sep16. This review can well be […]
Gadsden County Model (PowerPoint) - The material in this presentation is a pictorial supplement to the main article, a review of a February 20, 2016 New York Times article, “Gadsden Finds God,” here. Additional material, such as that found in these slides, […]
Review: “Can You Get Over an Addiction?” - Maia Szalavitz (2016, June 25) “Can You Get Over an Addiction?” The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/28V0oZA, accessed 21July16) Summary Addiction is a complex and controversial issue, with responses ranging from a “War on Drugs” and […]
Marijuana Research Review - A Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Survey of 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states reveals marijuana-related problems among teens are declining. Summary A press release from the medical school of the University […]
Community Policing in Watts, L.A. - Summary How does a neighborhood famous for rioting become a leader in community policing? The neighborhood of Watts in South Los Angeles is perhaps best known for the riots that occurred there in 1965. For […]