AAA Applauds Decision to End Controversial HTS Program

In 2008, the AAA took a leadership position among social science organizations in questioning the ethics and effectiveness of a U.S. Army program known as the Human Terrain Systems (HTS), which sought to embed social scientists in combat units to help with military planning decisions. In addition to its fundamentally misguided design, the $725 million … Continue reading AAA Applauds Decision to End Controversial HTS Program

AAA Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) joins same-sex partners across the country in celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidation of four marriage equality cases from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan. The Court declared that it is in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment for states to deny same-sex … Continue reading AAA Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

Race and Rachel Dolezal: A Conversation with Patricia Sunderland

Recent news surrounding Rachel Dolezal has led to quite the discussion on race. Our associates at the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) pointed us to an article (‘You May Not Know It But I’m Black’: White Woman’s Self-Identification As Black) that Patricia Sunderland, a longtime AAA member and leading consumer researcher, wrote about in Ethnos 18 … Continue reading Race and Rachel Dolezal: A Conversation with Patricia Sunderland