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Smock discusses the "new American family" on NPR

Pfeffer and colleagues re-examine impacts of community college attendance

Frey explains the minority-majority remapping of America

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Martha Bailey and Nicolas Duquette win Cole Prize for article on War on Poverty

Michigan's graduate sociology program tied for 4th with Stanford in USN&WR rankings

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Sheldon H. Danziger

Danziger comments on the influence of 'racialized rhetoric' in presidential campaigning

a PSC In The News reference, 2012

"The poor largely forgotten as a presidential campaign issue" - Philadelphia Inquirer. 10/24/2012.

In this story on why President Obama and Mitt Romney are steering away from discussing poverty on the campaign trail, Sheldon Danziger suggests that it's in reaction to racialized criticisms of entitlement programs as dependency producing for segments of the population. "Say the phrase struggling middle class and you conjure a vision of a white, two-parent family," he said. "Say poor person and the picture is that of a single black mother."

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Sheldon H. Danziger

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