Author: Shay-Akil

DATT/S is on Patreon!

Shay-Akil , April 7th, 2019


Greetings everyone! I wanted to notify my readers & those who regularly use my content both on DATT & DATS that I will be producing content at. patreon.com/Hood_Biologist….


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How Race & Gender Interact To Shape Inequality

Shay-Akil , March 19th, 2019


INTRODUCTION Inequality can be best understood in the context of how humans conceptualize ‘equality’.  In the United States, a nation that projects an image of democracy and fairness,…


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insult, injury, & imagination

Shay-Akil , June 8th, 2017


after reading an article about DeVos’ Dept. of Educ hinting at rolling back the gainful-employment rule & how it would be more costly to tax payers i thought…


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What Is & What Ought To Be

Shay-Akil , May 30th, 2017


“The modern collapse of “Reason” & “History” into all things European represented a failure of reason & history that required self-deception regarding Europe&#821…


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Critical Thinking Series: Reading As The Arena Of Critical Thinking

Shay-Akil , May 20th, 2017


INTRODUCTION This article covers the crucial role of reading to critical thinking.  If you don’t understand the benefits of reading or why it is useful to you and crucial…


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Ain’t It Funny: A Note on Social Reproduction & Self-Reflection

Shay-Akil , May 11th, 2017


somewhere along the way i’ve begun to laugh when i see people have the “men are trash” arguments on social media every like 2-3 months. everybody blows it up,…


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Structure & Agency In Contemporary Social Theory

Shay-Akil , February 1st, 2017


One of the main concerns of theorists of society in the 20th century has been the question of the relation between structure and agency.  Describe three different schools…


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Labour & The Self

Shay-Akil , February 1st, 2017


What is Karl Marx’s conceptualization of the self?  How is it shaped by labor processes?  According to Karl Marx, an individual’s self-identity influences their local context or is…


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Summary of Classical Sociological Theory

Shay-Akil , February 1st, 2017


The basic premise of all classical sociological theory is that the contemporary world is the outcome of a transition from “traditional” to “modern” societies.  Explain how Karl…


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We Need Decolonial Scientists

Shay-Akil , November 10th, 2016


I write this essay with the poignant words of writer and Sociology Phd student Zoe Samudzi in mind: “Donald Trump is as quintessentially American as they come. In so…


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Critical Thinking Series: Education & Colonial Assimilation

Shay-Akil , October 20th, 2016


Introduction Critical inquiry is understood as a means through which you built and articulate an argument.  Morrow & Weston actually do a great job of taking on some…


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Announcing The “Creating Healthy Masculinities” Project

Shay-Akil , September 11th, 2016


What is “Creating Healthy Masculinities”? “Creating Healthy Masculinities” is an outreach program specifically interested in providing spaces for Black men to directly confront the ways in which Blac…


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