Monthly Archives: October 2010

Levis & Braddock: Exploitation or Visibility?

The billboard is arresting.  As I drive down Boulevard of the Allies, a postwar mini-highway that runs along the south edge of Pittsburgh, I look up at the giant image of six-year-old old Jarral People, an African-American child, adjusting the … Continue reading

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Social Media: What Is It Good For?

In June of 2009, a movement of Iranians mobilized to protest the apparent re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The government moved to suppress dissenting voices by censoring text messages, blogs, and other forms of communication. Observers around the world got excited … Continue reading

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New Center for Working-Class Studies Survey: The American Dream

Dr. John Russo, Co-Director of The Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University (CWCS), announced today that the Center is fielding its fourth in a series of  on-line public opinion surveys. The poll, will measure respondents’ attitudes regarding a … Continue reading

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