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UCONN Avery Point
Spring 2024

SOCI 1501W
Race, Class & Gender

Updated April 25, 2024

SOCI 2305 Deviance
Updated April 25, 2024

ECSU Spring 2024

Soc 250 Social Inequality
Updated May 1, 2024


UCONN Avery Point
Fall 2023

SOCI 2501
Intolerance & Injustice

Updated January 17, 2024

8 hours for what we will

What's in a name?

What the Census Calls Us


Realities of racism

How Much Racism Do You Face Every Day?


In the News

atomic clock

Wealth stripping makes poverty profitable *new*

Top 10 Leading Causes of Death by race/ethnicity 2021

There were 1,714 heat-related deaths in 2022

Average annual heat-related deaths up 95% US 2010-2022

Claims about voter fraud are a cover for voter suppression (2020)

Crime in the US (UCR)

Hate crime in the US (UCR)

Females were big-game hunters. So were men

Sampling recent research on male-female brains


NYT Are You Rich links

Are You Rich? This Income-Rank Quiz Might Change How You See Yourself

Where Does Your Net Worth Rank in America?

Poverty Risk Calculator

8 hours for what we will
Forbes magazine on the radical origins of Labor Day


Torture is criminal

Tortured excuses and justifications do not lessen the crime.


Genocide resources:

Mock Trials of Genocidaires - links & resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder links

Genocide links

My Lai:

Reflections on My Lai – 46 years on

On the invisible war

The Institutional Permissiveness in the Sanctions For Rape

Fact sheet on sexual assaults in the military


Poverty in the U.S. 2014

Know Your Surroundings Who's Poor and Who's on Welfare?

Fashioning moral panics, film at 11

Now you tell us

Making illness mental

What's the nature of mental illness

DSM5 Revising the reality of mental illness for Thought

Adderall as a drug menace?

A new take on the toll toking takes

Disturbing Images

Disturbing images & words

White Racism:

Past and present online resources

Common Schedule Task Force Report (May 2016)

old index


remembrance – absolution through accountancy

Photo: Katie Breslin, Thiepval Memorial

As I approach the Thiepval arch over a putting-green lawn, it occurs to me that the thing looks like a huge horseshoe magnet, held forever to the earth by the attraction of a million skeletons. (It is now estimated that there were 1,300,000 Allied and German casualties on the Somme in 1916.) In its central arch and numerous bays, there is the familiar sight of names upon names upon names, the ledgers of vertigo drawn up by a shamefaced establishment. Here, the stone letters spell out the names of the doomed soldiers of the British and South African armies (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Newfoundland, and India built their own monuments to the missing) who died on the Somme in the years 1915-17 and whose bodies were never recovered or identified. There are 73,412 of them. The memorial’s inscription reads, “The Missing of the Somme”; it could jusst as well say the sum of the missing. The magnitude of the number is too large to comprehend, just as at the Menin Gate. Like there too, the trick of absolution through accountancy is attempted – only here it works. The spectator, lone and vulnerable on the Thiepval ridge, feels oppressed by the weight of the engraved stone, as if it got there through some insensate natural force, ordained by an unkind universe rather than by the blunders of the powerful.

Stephen O’Shea, Back to the Front


Perspective – making sense of modern landscapes

Charlotte Street, South Bronx, 1979

The city magnifies, spreads out, and advertises human nature in all its various manifestations. It is this that makes the city interesting, even fascinating. It is this, however, that makes it of all places the one in which to discover the secrets of human hearts, and to study human nature and society.

Robert Park
The City as a Social Laboratory

One day I walked with one of these middle-class gentlemen into Manchester. I spoke to him about the disgraceful unhealthy slums and drew his attention to the disgusting condition of that part of the town in which the factory workers lived. I declared that I had never seen so badly built a town in my life. He listened patiently and at the corner of the street at which we parted company, he remarked: "And yet there is a great deal of money made here. Good Morning, Sir."

Friedrich Engels
The Condition of the Working Class in England

…like the moon now, nothing but minerals…the buildings that used to form cliffs …had collapsed. Their wood had been consumed, and their stones had crashed down, had tumbled against one another until they locked at last in low and graceful curves. …walls still stood, but … windows and roof were gone, and there was nothing inside but ashes and dollops of melted glass. “It was like the moon,” said Billy Pilgrim.

Kurt Vonnegut