The Annex discusses the case of Jussie Smollett, an actor who was charged for filing a fake hate crime to gain publicity. The case was dismissed by prosecutors, leading to outcry and conflict.
Margaret Hagerman is an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. She wrote White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (NYU Press). Twitter: @MaggieHagerman
Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University. Jean wrote Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France( (University of California Press). Twitter: @jean23bean
Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).
Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen