Democratic leaders in the Senate adopt new rules for a diverse workplace outlined in Senate Staff Diversity Report.
The Department of Sociology at Columbia University awarded James R. Jones with the Robert K. Merton Award for Best Dissertation. His dissertation "Black Capitol: Race in the Halls of Power" is the first sociological study of racial inequality in the United States congressional workplace.
I wrote for NewsWorks about the alternative vision the awarding film Moonlight presents of the Black Community.
In 1978, Glenn famously labeled Congress the “Last Plantation,” to highlight how the institution was exempt from federal workplace laws, making the legislature one of the last places where racial discrimination was allowable. The senator spent much of his twenty-year career on Capitol Hill working to end this congressional double standard that exempted lawmakers from the laws they passed.
I am also happy to announce that I will be joining Rutgers University-Newark next year as a post-doctoral associate and then as an assistant professor.