Mar 23, 2011

Global Voices: Interview with Prof. Stone

On Tuesday afternoon we took a trip to the sociology department of Boston University. After a bit of waiting, we went upstairs to find the office of Professor John Stone, head of the sociology department at BU. We filed into his office and took our seats as he prepared to speak to us. The interview started with a couple of questions from our group members. After a few questions we quickly learned Prof. Stone's passion; examining international migrations. He did his doctoral research in South Africa examining how the racist atmosphere effected the new white immigrants. He found that they would either become racist very quickly or deny the atmosphere and hate their environment. He helped our group by answering our questions about things such as: sample size, interview questions, the effectiveness of ESL and at what age someone stops being affected by their new environments.

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