Mark Naison

mark naisonMark Naison is a Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of three books and over 100 articles on African-American History, urban history, and the history of sports.

Studying Whiteness

studying whiteness

Mark Naison: What makes “whiteness” a legitimate field of study is that throughout American history, huge advantages were given to people who were defined as “white”- but the definitions of who was “white” changed over time

School Reform Issues Unmasked

Online Education Drawbacks

Mark Naison: It’s time to pull the mask away and see the corruption that lies at the heart of dominant School Policies whether they are pushed by Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rahm Emmanuel, or Barack Obama.

More School Walkouts This Spring

High School Walkouts

Mark Naison: The sense of power and agency that these high school students are gaining from participation in these protests should not be underestimated.

How Rudy Guiliani Gets It All Wrong

Rudy Guiliani Michael Brown

Mark Naison: This smothering, stifling police presence is THEIR REALITY, something they deeply resent not only for the fear it inspires, but for the message it sends about what the rest of the city and the rest of the nation thinks of them

Football, Violence and the Language of Male Domination

Football Male Domination

Mark Naison: The culture of football, as I experienced it in the 1960s and 1970s, was something that I could easily see spilling over into domestic violence, both because so many of the people who played it well were filled with rage, and because women were so thoroughly objectified by the language almost everyone used.

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