|Other names||Dr. Stacey Patton|
Patton, a former senior enterprise reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, was previously a professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication and founder of the anti-child abuse movement Spare The Kids, Inc. She is now a research associate professor at Morgan State University and she teaches journalism at Howard University in Washington, DC.
In 2012, Womanspace of Mercer County, New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that provides help for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, awarded its annual Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award to Patton. She has won reporting awards from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, National Association of Black Journalists, the Scripps Howard Foundation, National Education Writers Association, and she was the 2015 recipient of the Vernon Jarrett Medal for her reporting on race.
Also in 2012, Patton published a cutting-edge article in The Chronicle of Higher Education challenging scholars and students in the fields of Black/African-American studies to address the "gap" of discussing taboo subjects - such as "black sexual agency, pleasure and intimacy, or same-sex relationships" - within the aforementioned fields. In 2017, the Black Studies Department at the University of Missouri dedicated its annual Black Studies Fall Conference to the discussions brought up in Patton's article.
Patton is also the author of Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America, and the memoir That Mean Old Yesterday. The book was published by Simon & Schuster.
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- "Who's Afraid of Black Sexuality?". The Chronicle of Higher Education. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- "2017 Black Studies Fall Conference Call for Proposals | Black Studies Program". blackstudies.missouri.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- "2017 Black Studies Fall Conference | Black Studies Program". blackstudies.missouri.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- "MU suits up for the annual Black Studies Fall Conference". Vox Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
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