Television and America’s Dual Identity

Warning: Contains spoilers about Dexter, Homeland, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men.

What is America? I often hear opposing extremes on this question from the far right and far left—the former believes it’s a nation of liberty and democracy for all, while the latter feels it’s an imperialistic force for oppression. And both sides at times seem to have their points.… [Read more]

Race Still Matters

I can’t help being fascinated by the Trayvon Martin case – by the way the events are unfolding and the ways in which narratives are being constructed and white supremacy is being exposed. It’s interesting to hear the many “takes” on the situation, including the following gems of cognition:

  • George Zimmerman isn’t white; he can’t be racist.
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