Dr. Whitney Pirtle Profile picture
sociologist, writer, mentor, mother and much more #BlackFemSoc
Jan 15 11 tweets 5 min read
The semester system is about to start and as promised, I am sharing student rated favorite readings for an Advanced Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Racism course. I'm not being self-serving here, but my article with @CaitlinPatler was a big hit. This is because, at my HSI, students were eager to talk about the many harms of deportation and relief that DACA provides:pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28318760/
Apr 12, 2021 10 tweets 6 min read
My fam had a beautiful spring break wkd in LA. Full bellies, sun tans, and lots of bball. It was joyous seeing Black boys live fully. I was ready to ride this high - but it ended so abruptly after hearing that another BM was killed by the police.

#thread on spillover effects: Losing one life to the police is more than enough, because #DanteWright mattered to many. It sets off a ripple effect in his community. & it becomes overbearing because we know that it is never just one. It is a pervasive systematic horror that ravages communities far and near.
Sep 4, 2020 15 tweets 8 min read
A lot of #Krug convos are bringing up issues related to racial identity, racial ambiguity, & colorism and I just want to say that all of these concepts are related but also very *different*

I want to share some relevant (mainly sociological) works in this #Thread First, Nikki Kanna's work has explored passing and reflected appraisals for mixed race folks. Here w/ Cathryn Johnson on Black mixture "Passing as Black: Racial Identity Work among Biracial Americans" journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/01… and also Asian Ams too journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.117…