Robert L.

Robert L. Reece is an assistant professor in the sociology department at the University of Texas at Austin, where his research revolves around the question "What is race?" as well as inquiries into the historical origins of racial inequality, colorism/skin tone stratification and racial fluidity. He received his PhD in sociology from Duke University, and he is from Leland, Mississippi, a small town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

Articles by Robert L.

Debunking the Mobility Myth

The American dream discriminates on the basis of color. How do we explain that to African-American children?

Fighting Fat Stigma With Science

What can we assume about students’ health based on their weight? Nothing.

Segregation Forever?

School enrollment patterns in the Deep South are no coincidence.
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