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Barbara Harris Combs

Barbara Harris Combs

Barbara Harris Combs is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in race and urban studies from Georgia State University in 2010. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University and an MA in English from Xavier University (Ohio).

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‘Southern hospitality’ doesn’t always apply to Black people, as revealed in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

By: - January 12, 2022

The idea of community and who belongs and who does not was a common theme in the Jan. 7, 2022, sentencing hearing of three white men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery. “They chose to target my son because they didn’t want him in their community,” said Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, during the hearing. “When they […]