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  • Orenthal James Simpson (OJ): Cultural Hero Redux
    by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   He deceived us once.  Will he do it again? Orenthal James “O. J. ” Simpson, nicknamed “the Juice” is a former NCAA Collegiate football hero –having won the coveted Heisman Trophy—as well as a National Football League star running back. After football, he became a […]
  • Male Athletes and Sexual Violence Against Women
    Ray Rice poster athlete for violence against women. by Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery Boys Behaving Badly? Not really. They are simply doing what is accepted in their sport culture. Since the late 1990s scholars have been chronicling the growing incidences of male athletes–college and professional–, across almost all sports where the common denominator is […]
  • White people have an addiction problem, Black people have a crime problem
    Dozens of studies conducted over the last several decades have demonstrated unequivocally that drug use rates are remarkably consistent across racial groups.  In other words, Blacks and whites use drugs at the same rates.   What differs is the kinds of the drugs they use and the public reaction to this drug use.   There […]
  • Prisoners are Smart: But Not Smart Enough to Stay Out of Prison
    Everyone knows that prisoners are smart. What everyone does not know is that they are not smart enough to remain free once released With approximately 2.3 million in American jails and prisons –and almost all of them returning home at some point in time–and with the policies that shape American arrest and penal philosophy forever […]