James B. Duke Professor of Sociology
I am trained in class analysis, political sociology, and sociology of development (globalization). However, my work in the last 20 years has been in the area of race. I have published on racial theory, race and methodology, color-blind racism, the idea that race stratification in the USA is becoming Latin America-like, racial grammar, HWCUs, race and human rights, race and citizenship, whiteness, and the Obama phenomenon among other things. In all my work, I contend that racism is fundamentally about "racial domination," hence, racism is a collective and structural phenomenon in society (see my 1997 ASR on this matter).
“Senor, Senor, Aren’t We all Americans: The Latin Americanization of Racial Stratification in 21st Century America.” Talk delivered before Social Justice priests in Atlanta, affiliated with Catholic Social Action Institute.. January 4, 2008