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Alford A. Young

Alford A. Young, Jr. is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Sociology and a professor of African and African American studies, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. He serves as associate director of U-M's Center for Social…
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Young comments on racism pushing Black anxiety

Nov 1, 2020 Associated Press
Black professionals wonder “how we got to this moment of national leadership after the civil rights movement,” Young said. “There is just extreme anxiety and frustration that people would not have imagined that the kinds of issues surfacing now...
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Young and Lewis comment on rise in Black gun ownership

Aug 31, 2020
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election and the need to assert gun rights are spurring increases in gun ownership, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press . And in the midst of these...
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Combating poverty and inequality amidst a pandemic

Jul 19, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr, Associate Dean and Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer and Alford A. Young Jr., Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and courtesy faculty at the Ford School, discussed some of the ways...

The Ford School faculty is growing

Jul 23, 2015
We’re delighted to announce significant growth in our faculty for the coming year, including six additions to our governing faculty.Paula Lantz, a social epidemiologist, is currently professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at George...