Category Archives: Public Sociology

Opportunities for students making career in Sociology

  If you are sincere to make a career in Sociology, there are several avenues for you to excel. Some of such avenues are urban sociology, political sociology, ethnic and race relations The study of Sociology entails the exact and orderly investigation of various customs and cultures of society, while incorporating study of social interactions, […]

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Study reveals high prevalence of quiet corruption in Lagos’ public schools

  A study has revealed that there is high prevalence of quiet corruption in public institutions in Lagos State. A lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Dr. David Akeju, disclosed this yesterday at the presentation of a pilot study on ‘Quiet corruption in public education institutions in Lagos State’ jointly carried out […]

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Women First Marched to Challenge Trump. Now They Are Challenging Each Other

  When millions of protesters flooded the streets of Washington, D.C.; New York; Los Angeles; and dozens of other American cities as part of the Women’s March in January 2017, and again in January 2018, the organization became a powerful symbol of mass, unified opposition to the new Trump Administration. But on the third anniversary […]

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Academic Affirmative Action Is a Really Bad Idea. Here’s Why

  If professors like Elizabeth Warren want to be taken seriously, then they should admit what every academic knows: race matters. In 2003, with my doctoral dissertation approved and my PhD certificate in the mail, I went on the academic job market looking for an assistant professor position in sociology. I applied for more than […]

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Cultural stereotypes drive negative perceptions of undocumented immigrants

  Study uncovers how biases shape Americans’ perceptions of what it means to be ‘illegal’ Heated political rhetoric on immigration has dominated the media for the past few years, with politicians including President Donald Trump often portraying undocumented immigrants as dangerous criminals. According to new University of Chicago research, that kind of dialogue may be […]

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