CBA 101

Please take the time to watch this video with Robert Motley explaining the importance of a CBA. Robert Motley, MSW is the lab Manager at our Race and Opportunity Lab and is currently working on his dissertation focusing on the effect of racism based policing on Black emerging adults 18 to 29 years of age. […]
Congratulations to Dr. Sean Joe, MSW,PhD!

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Joe, MSW,PhD!

  Dr. Joe recently joined the advisory board of Washington University’s PEP, Prison Education Project, and the board of directors of the Independence Center. Learn more about these organizations at the links below. Independence Center                                      PEP
Nooses, hangings and cross burnings: Imagery of America’s dark racial history sparks fear nationwide

Nooses, hangings and cross burnings: Imagery of America’s dark racial history sparks fear nationwide

PALMDALE, Calif. — Some of the ugliest, most resonant symbols of the nation's history of racial violence have returned after more than half a century to galvanize national demonstrations in recent weeks driven by the Black Lives Matter movement. On both coasts, black men have been found hanging from tree branches, suspected suicides that have […]
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Vibrant Emotional Health’s Black Racism and Mental Health Webinar

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Vibrant Emotional Health’s Black Racism and Mental Health Webinar

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, our very own Principal Investigator, Dr. Sean Joe, and Lab Manager, Robert Motley, Jr., spoke at a panel discussion on the examination of racism, violence, and mental health hosted by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Vibrant Emotional Health's Black Racism and Mental Health webinar. Watch the National Suicide Prevention […]
WashU Expert: Explaining push to ‘defund police’

WashU Expert: Explaining push to ‘defund police’

In the wake of national protests following the death of George Floyd, some activists are calling on cities to defund their police departments. But what does that mean exactly? Robert Motley, a PhD candidate in the Brown School and manager of the Race & Opportunity Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, explained it’s more of a […]

Study examines black male youth reactions to social media videos of community violence

New research from the Race and Opportunity Lab in the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on youths’ reactions to social media videos showing violence in their communities. Published in the journal Social Work Research, the study presents findings from a survey of black male youths incarcerated in the St. Louis […]