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 roderickgraham.com. Follow him @roderickgraham.

Eminem honored Colin Kaepernick for making Black Lives Matter an institution

February 15, 2022 /

We all should.

Amir Locke deserved the dignity of a knock

February 10, 2022 /

To the police, however, his dignity was their disadvantage.

Police killings are ‘state crimes’

February 1, 2022 /

A cultural and legal machine built to subjugate.

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.