Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Target is facing a lawsuit thanks to a written reminder to managers that not all Hispanic employees wear sombreros and dance salsa.
The New York Mets were all set to host a Native American Heritage Day July 25, but everything changed when planners realized the date coincided with the team’s home game against the Atlanta Braves. Concerned the Braves would take the celebration as a protest against their name and signature Tomahawk Chop, the Mets cancelled most of the day’s events.
In continuing the data-driven conversation about the future of the GOP, Michael Tomasky argues that the party may not be able to count on robust support from white working-class Americans in the future.
Definitely check out Michael Landy’s new exhibit at the National Gallery, which aims to turn martyrdom into art.
Saved the best for last today, Buzz fans: Brazilian instructors are teaching English to young students by having them correct celebrity tweets (consider Paris Hilton #schooled).