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Black Studies Prof at UT Austin | race + education + justice + quantcrit #BlackLatina #Numbers4Justice #QuantCritSyllabus
Aug 25, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
More great readings on race/ism:

Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.-@AMReese07

Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in The American South,-@piko_e Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era-@drashleyfarmer

The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness during the Revolution-@ProfClealand

Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence and Performance in Brazil-@profsassy
Aug 25, 2022 16 tweets 9 min read
A list of required/recommended* readings on race/ism and white supremacy from my courses (cont.) #SocAF #SocTwitter #AcademicTwitter

A 🧵(sorted by theme): Readings on #Whiteness & #WhiteSupremacy

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide-@ProfCAnderson

"Whiteness as Property” in Harvard Law Review-Cheryl Harris

The Invention of the White Race, Volumes 1 & 2- Theodore Allen
Aug 24, 2022 25 tweets 11 min read
A list of required/recommended* readings on race/ism and white supremacy from my courses, as promised. Feel free to add more. #SocAF #SocTwitter #AcademicTwitter

*Diff based on access and affordability for my students, but they're all good options.

A 🧵(sorted by theme): On Scientific Racism, Past and Present:

The Mismeasure of Man. -Stephen Gould

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium-Joseph Graves, Jr. @gravesjl55

The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea-Robert Sussman
Mar 11, 2022 18 tweets 33 min read
The language of quant crit is in its infancy but the practice has a long legacy dating back to Du Bois and Wells-Barnett.

Let's use #QuantCritSyllabus to feature studies that use critical quantitative methodologies and frameworks. I'll start.
#AcademicTwitter #SocAF #QuantCrit The Racism-Race Reification Process: A Mesolevel Political Economic Framework for Understanding Racial Health Disparities by @aasewell

#QuantCritSyllabus #HealthDisparities #MortgageMarkets
#MergedDatabases #Multilevel #GeneralizedLinearModels

Jan 21, 2021 15 tweets 5 min read
My new article "On Track or Derailed? Race, Advanced Math, and the Transition to High School" in @SociusJournal summarized in tweet form.

A thread:

#Sociology #Soctwitter #mathequity #BlackandSTEM
journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11… Taking advanced math in HS influences academic success, what careers we pursue, and how much $ we make. Studies find racial gaps in who takes Calculus in HS & Algebra I in MS, but there is little research on race and adv math course taking during the transition to HS. 2/
Aug 29, 2018 25 tweets 10 min read
The needs of #firstgen students are often thought of in relation to the experiences of #secondgen students, defined by scholars as students whose parent has earned a 4-year degree, and presumably can guide or assist their #secondgen child in navigating the higher ed experience. But what happens when a student has a parent with a 4-year degree who lacks the necessary financial, intellectual, social, or cultural capital to successfully assist their child? I would like to share my story and propose a third category, that I'm calling #oneptfivegen.