Our mission is to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically oppressed groups in general and Black/African American people in particular.
The Association of Black Sociologists is committed to cultivating the next generation of social science leaders within the organization and in the public sphere. Meet our current leadership team.
About the association
The Association of Black Sociologists is committed to research,
teaching, mentoring, service, and social justice.
February 15, 2023 The Executive Committee of the Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) has been following the senseless public lynching of Tyre Nichols and subsequent decisions
The 53rd Annual Conference: Philadelphia, PA | August 17-19, 2023
what we do
- Cultivate and distribute critical Black social scientific perspectives on the social world
- Provide one-of-a-kind, multigenerational mentoring networks for Black/minority sociologists at all career stages
- Advocate for the professional and civil rights of Black/minority sociologists
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ABS strives to maintain and cultivate a prophetic tradition of research, teaching, and scholarship that will catalyze equitable societal transformation locally, nationally, and globally.
It has always been my belief that sociologists should not be completely sanguine with the production of larger cores of knowledge. Rather, sociologists should take aggressive leadership in demonstrating how that knowledge can more effectively be utilized for the greater social good.
Black sociology must become more political than mainstream sociology has been. Black sociology must…develop theories which assume the basic posture of eliminating racism and systematic class oppression from the society.
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