About Me

I am Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. I am also the Academic Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, in New Bedford MA. Author of "Social Security and the Middle Class Squeeze" (Praeger, 2005) and the forthcoming "Saul Alinsky the Dilemma of Race in the Post-War City" (University of Chicago Press), my teaching and scholarship focuses on American urban history, social policy, and politics. I am presently writing a book on home ownership in modern America, entitled "Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership and the American Dream." I live in Providence RI, where I have served on the School Board since March 2015. All opinions posted here are my own.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

How to laugh at white people while waiting to vote

For my friends in swing states waiting on line to vote, here are a few relevant (and funny) things to amuse and entertain you while you wait.

Monty Python's take on election night (Silly Party vs. Sensible Party):

Dave Chapelle's 'black George W. Bush':

And finally, Louie C.K. on white privilege:

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