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Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University

I am a Distinguished University Professor in sociology at Texas A & M University and have done much internationally recognized research on U.S. racism, sexism, and urban issues. I have published 70-plus scholarly books and hundreds of scholarly articles in my social science areas. Among my major books are Systemic Racism (Routledge 2006); Liberation Sociology (3rd ed., Paradigm 2014); White Party, White Government (Routledge 2012); The White Racial Frame (2nd ed., Routledge 2013); Latinos Facing Racism (Routledge 2014); Racist America (4th ed., Routledge 2019); How Blacks Built America (Routledge 2015); and Elite White Men Ruling (Routledge, 2017). I have received the 2013 American Association for Affirmative Action’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Sociological Association’s 2013 W. E. B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award and its 2019 Public Understanding of Sociology award. I was the 1999-2000 president of the American Sociological Association.


  • –present
    Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University


  • 1966 
    Harvard University, Sociology