Tag: #sociology

Why hasn’t anyone told me about Social Strain Theory?

One of the questions that I see a lot in the social media postings from the Baltimore City Police Department is "Why?" Many people ask why one person would kill another, or they ask why anyone would kill a child. Then along come the trolls and write a stupid answer to what is a legit ...

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Ebola Crash Course, Part 2: History

This is the second in a series of quick-ish blog posts on Ebola in light of all the stuff going on. Last time, I talked to you about the virology of Ebola, what it is and what it isn't. The main take-home point from that post is that it is an RNA virus that is ...

“Saving” the “Pugs” of Baltimore City

I started working in Baltimore in 2007 at the state health department in a downtown building. My commute was on the metro (subway) most of the time and on the road some of the time. It was usually a straight shot in, with little deviation from what I always did. I got on the train ...

The places I’ve lived and their “racial” makeup

I know I’ve shown you all maps of data before, but I’m going to do it again. If you know me, you know that I loves me some data. In this blog post, we’re going to look at this map in detail. The map is the brainchild of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. ...

Ever heard of minstrel shows?

If you have the time, I highly suggest that you look at this ESPN report on racism in Europe: httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEqJG3csztU The report talks about incidents in Europe where soccer players of color have been called names, taunted, or worse because they are Black (or non-White). Samuel Eto'o, a Cameroonian playing soccer in Europe once had ...

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Steve and Sally

I saw something kind of weird happen yesterday as I stood in line at a sub shop to get one of their delicious subs. The incident in question reminded me of days in elementary school and high school. It also reminded me that humans can be evil to each other for no good reason. I ...