David J. Leonard

David J. Leonard is an associate professor in the department of critical culture, gender and race studies at Washington State University, Pullman.

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May 16 2015 3:00 AM
If the New England Patriots’ quarterback were black, the conversation wouldn’t be about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or the system but how the lack of a work ethic and morals led him to cut corners. 
Sept. 1 2013 7:16 PM
In an enlightening piece at the Chronicle of Higher Education, David J. Leonard writes about a new subgenre of music called frat rap, which serves up rhymes about all things white and middle class.
Jan. 14 2013 12:37 AM
David J. Leonard writes on the Huffington Post that as a white man, he's repeatedly given chances to explain away his bad behavior. He argues that the same thing happens in the U.S. in trying to understand mass murderers, who are overwhelmingly white.
Nov. 17 2012 12:39 AM
Writing at Ebony, David J. Leonard analyzes what he says are reactions to the "alarming message about demographic shifts and waning white male control" sent by the presidential election.
Aug. 26 2012 12:43 AM
David J. Leonard, Washington State University professor and NewBlackMan (in Exile) blogger, digs into the politics of pleasure and parses why sex isn't always mutually beneficial, from personal to paid relationships.
Aug. 7 2012 12:05 AM
At the Huffington Post, David J. Leonard argues that the answer to "Why are so many sports so white?" has everything to do with institutionalized racism and inequality.