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 […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered a speech at Howard University as part of Republican efforts to remake their brand and reach out to minorities in the wake of Mitt Romeny’s failed presidential bid. Judy is quoted in this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article on Paul’s speech.