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About lippardcd

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Appalachian State University.

Trump Wins and Liberals Lose

And so, it begins. Donald J. Trump, the man, the myth, and soon to be the legend, has won the presidency of the United States of America. Certainly, many pollsters and media outlets have seen a serious turnover and loss … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings: The Irrational Rationalization of Violence

It is October 1, 2015 and we have yet another mass shooting in the United States. As President Obama stated, the frequency of mass shootings have become routine and we have almost become “numb”┬áto this horrible violence. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Obama and Immigration.

Check out this great piece inspired by my research with some colleagues across three disciplines about how Obama’s recent executive orders dealing with immigration might impact the United States. Obama Shields 5 Million Undocumented. Should We Worry?  

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Lynching…Violent Past or Continuing Future?

Lynching…Violent Past or Continuing Future?.

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Lynching…Violent Past or Continuing Future?

Just recently at a gathering, I had a person suggest that lynching in the American South (and the rest of the U.S.) was a violent past that we will never see again (I know, great party conversations, huh?). In fact, … Continue reading

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Zimmerman verdict Signals a Continuing Problem in America

Last night, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter for his attack and killing of Trayvon Martin. Here’s the full story: George Zimmerman Not Guilty. As a sociologist who has studies race relations now for … Continue reading

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Is Making Fun of Rednecks and Hillbillies Racist?

A growing concern I hear from students and people I talk to about race relations is that white people face racism just as much as anyone else in the 21st century. Particularly, people often point out the recent proliferation of … Continue reading

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