Archive for May, 2006

Of Immigrants and “Real” Amurkans: Reflections on the Rage of the Ridiculous

Published on Counterpunch.org, May 30, 2006 According to a recent survey, more Americans can name the characters from The Simpsons, than can recall the rights protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In fact, while roughly one in five Americans could name the Simpsons characters, only one in a thousand could name all [...]

Paleness as Pathology: The Future of Racism and Anti-Racism in America

Published in LIP Magazine, www.lipmagazine.org, May, 2006 Writing about the future — in this case, the future of race relations and racial inequality, but in truth about pretty much anything — is never a good idea. To prognosticate about the fate of our fractured society is to invite retrospectives however long from the time of [...]