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.

America is growing skeptical of the Gospel of Big Business

October 20, 2021 /

Are tax breaks for Amazon tribute or sacrifice?

The biggest teacher lobbies aren’t doing enough to elevate cultural esteem for teachers. They’d be paid more if they did

October 13, 2021 /

Calling out the National Education Association et al.

Your neighborhood sociologist: You are not an algorithm

October 6, 2021 /

It’s time to “disrupt your feed.”

Tired of conservatives accusing college professors of pushing their ‘liberal bias’? This is the slapback you’ve been waiting for

September 30, 2021 /

It is a fundamental misunderstanding of research and teaching.

Your neighborhood sociologist: The people who share this earth with you are saying something. So lean into ‘cancel culture’

September 22, 2021 /

Instead of howling madly about “wokism.”

The closer we get to the minority-majority tipping point, the more the Republicans are going to inflame white racism

September 9, 2021 /

To combat a damaging narrative, we must talk about it.

Progressives should add sex worker rights to their agenda. It’s a matter of social justice

September 1, 2021 /

Sex workers are the only workers ignored on Labor Day.

In this colossal game of infrastructure chicken, progressives must stand firm

August 23, 2021 /

Passing the core infrastructure bill without the accompanying human infrastructure bill will only exacerbate economic inequality. 

Anti-woke liberals want to be heard and not dismissed. They deserve this. But they need to exercise a bit of humility first

August 11, 2021 /

Even so, progressives must engage with left-leaning, intellectual anti-wokes. They are our once and future political allies.

Simone Biles just needed to rest

August 3, 2021 /

Sticks and stones break bones, but words hurt, too.