Reuben Miller and Earl Wright II


This week, our guests are Reuben Jonathan Miller and Earl Wright II.

Reuben Jonathan Miller is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture. His research focuses on the lives and livelihood of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, their lovers, family and friends. His forthcoming book, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration is under contract with Little Brown and Company.

Earl Wright II is professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Wright is the nation’s leading authority on W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory – the moniker bestowed on scholars engaged in sociological inquiry at Atlanta University (now called Clark Atlanta University) between 1895 and 1917. Dr. Wright’s current project, Jim Crow Sociology: The Black and Southern Roots of American Sociology examines the little-known contributions of Black sociologists at HBCU’s (historically Black colleges and universities) to the origin and development of sociology in the United States.

Join us as we discuss their work and put a B-Side spin on the Michael Brown admissions kerfuffle; Killer Mike, the NRA, and Joy-Ann Reid’s clapback on Instagram; and the teacher strikes sweeping the Red States. And, don’t miss our B-Side of the week – the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You” along with their A-Side track, “I Want You Back”.

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