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There are 4 comments on BU Sociologist Saida Grundy on “Respectability Politics” and the Morehouse Man

  1. Fascinating! I would want to know what BU Law alum, Pascal Robert, thinks of this book. He’s spoken about this for years on his podcast and articles. I think Professor Adolph Reed Jr over at UPenn has also had a few things to say about this phenomenon.

  2. Interesting and informative article about Professor Grundy’s history, including mention of her role as a faculty lead at the BU Center for Antiracist Research. I believe the interview should have also discussed her notable publication in 2015 citing white college males as a problem population (Boston Globe article, 5/12/15) … also, her published comments in May 2022 excusing property destruction (The National Desk article, 5/26/22).

  3. I found this to be a fascinating interview. As a Black male alumnus of BU, I am glad to see these types of stories appear. On a personal note, I am proud to see one of my elementary school classmates, Professor Kevin Gaines, mentioned in this interview. I am recommending this as required reading by all of my classmates.

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