The Miss America pageant may be a bizarre and largely outdated cultural ritual, but it still occupies an iconographic status in a nation obsessed with appearances and the objectification. Even young girls are swept up in pageant culture, as the reality television series Toddlers and Tiaras illustrates, and for older girls and women, the stakes …
Herein lays the troubling thing about the politics of Homeland: It isn’t simplistic American triumphalism. In fact, it presents itself as liberal peacenik propaganda, but it’s being more than a little disingenuous about that.
While the Olympics are ostensibly an event that brings the world together, the racism that runs through much of the coverage serves to underscore the differences between ‘us’ and ‘them.”
It was evident that a crisis was underway in Anaheim, and one that had been created by those in power.
Maybe the biggest cruelty of all is that, in spite of King’s very public suffering, the things that happened to him continue every day in the United States.
It would be nice to think that Trayvon Martin’s death is something that has never happened before and could never happen again. Unfortunately, that’s just not true when it comes to being black and male in America.
The media coverage of these killings suggest that foreigners are responsible for the crimes of which they are victims, which in turn reinforces a racist narrative that remains strong within the public at large
Unlike the fantastical claims leveled at the President, those against Paul are sound. His connections to white nationalism are well-established and easy to prove. But for the Right, Obama is still the “Nazi” and Paul the “moderate.”
Eminem is not a “good guy” in the traditional sense.
It dawned on me that the phrase “crying racism” is both dismissive and silencing.