Judy Lubin, an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University, says that current research shows that over 50 percent of a community’s health is determined by social factors. For instance, recent studies stress that one’s neighborhood is a strong determinant of well-being. The difference in life expectancy between St. Louis’s […]
Demonstrations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement continued through the weekend in cities all over the country. As they marched in — and sometimes blocked — streets, protesters used smartphones to organize, communicate, and document what was happening, as it was happening. Sociologist Judy Lubin said smartphones make the protest movement more accessible. “What […]
Dr. Lubin comments on the president’s remarks and police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN.
Reflecting on Dallas and a Black Lives Matter protest that that I decided to join as I left dinner last night. I didn’t know it was happening but as I was heading to my car I saw people marching to the White House. As I stood with others chanting, shooting video, and listening to the […]
The Supreme Court’s decision in the King v. Burwell decision is a victory for the millions of Americans who need financial assistance to afford health insurance coverage. As a result of the 6–3 ruling, nearly 6.4 million Americans who receive subsidies to purchase health care plans through healthcare.gov, the federal government’s health insurance marketplace (or […]