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.

The public is recoiling at news of South Carolina reviving death by firing squad. Conservative Republicans, however, love it

March 23, 2022 /

What’s next? Is the state going to permit tar-and-feathering of convicted criminals? Sew scarlet letters on the shirts of adulterers?

Do public opinion surveys mirror or manufacture political reality?

March 16, 2022 /

The anatomy of a pull poll.

How progressives can fix cancel culture while sharing our values

March 9, 2022 /

There’s a right time and a wrong time to self-censor.

Russian imperialism in Ukraine calls on Americans to unite against a common enemy

March 2, 2022 /

We did it before (and we can do it again).

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.