Rod Graham

Rod Graham is the Editorial Board's neighborhood 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.

Don’t overthink it. Convicting Trump would regain trust

May 2, 2023 /

Americans don’t trust institutions like we used to, writes Rod Graham. This is one of those rare claims that everyone agrees with. 

All they care about is defending traditional hierarchies

March 22, 2023 /

That’s the rightwing complaint about everything, writes Rod Graham.

Believe it or not, rejecting Black studies hurts white people

March 1, 2023 /

Struggle recognizes struggle, writes Rod Graham.

Is the white working class finally ready to trade in their whiteness wages for actual wages?

February 3, 2023 /

Early signs are encouraging.

The gift of Ye

December 8, 2022 /

Showing us ways in which the right understands hate speech.

‘Stochastic terrorism’ works well for the Republicans

November 17, 2022 /

There is, alas, more to come.

America is anxious. We’re putting prices over principles

October 27, 2022 /

Eventually, GOP scare tactics will fall flat.

Who needs affirmative action when we have racism?

October 12, 2022 /

Leveraging white power can produce the same results.

By lifting debt burdens, Biden unleashes the democratic spirit

September 22, 2022 /

Better lives, better citizens.

Who counts as white?

August 24, 2022 /

Why are folks in the Republican Party so quick to call their fellow Americans, and their opposing values and ideas, “anti-American?”