Rod Graham

Rod Graham is the Editorial Board's sociologist. A professor at Virginia's Old Dominion University, he researches and teaches courses in the areas of cyber-crime and racial inequality. His work can be found at Follow him @roderickgraham.

The fight over affirmative action is the anxiety of white people fearing their dislocation from the center might help Black people

January 27, 2022 /

This Supreme Court probably won’t let that happen.

Fascist? Authoritarian? Sorta Russian? Whatever you call it, the Republicans don’t want legitimate authority, only power

January 19, 2022 /

People often confuse the terms power and authority.

The leaders of the Democratic Party must be honest about the real effects of immigration

January 11, 2022 /

Everyone will not gain today, even if everyone may gain tomorrow.

The United States needs a ‘sociological imagination’

January 6, 2022 /

“Character” and “individual virtue” are not going to solve our problems.

Republicans depict drug-use sites a dens of iniquity. Wrong. They intend to reduce harm

December 29, 2021 /

They focus on management, not abstinence.

Beware the hate-launderers

December 21, 2021 /

A cottage industry has emerged to make bigotry seem reasonable.

Your friendly neighborhood sociologist: What we talk about when we talk about white supremacy

December 1, 2021 /

It’s not what it used to be.

Your friendly neighborhood sociologist: There’s a ‘CRT’ in your school. You should love it!

November 17, 2021 /

This is the alternative narrative progressives can employ.

Your friendly neighborhood sociologist: Police are trained to be ‘violence workers,’ but their job also requires non-violence

November 3, 2021 /

The police reform debate needs a reset.

Your friendly neighborhood sociologist: How moral panics sustain immoral action

October 27, 2021 /

They also serve a broader purpose.