Inequality: The American Ethos
The US has historically been a place where “fairness is adjudicated unevenly, it’s based on inequality” in which “certain people deserve more than others,” said Ampson Hagan, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina who has made a study of “deservingness.” American political discourse has been centered around the idea that “Blacks and minorities have been agitating for things that they don’t actually deserve,” said Hagan. ‘This actually limits the horizons for everyone” and holds back acceptance of ideas like Medicare for All.”
Blacks Need to Rethink “Positive” Images in z Racist Country
A segment of African Americans has long been obsessed with promoting images that are positive representations of The Race, but recurring police atrocities show the necessity to “expose the regime of ‘representation’ that further marginalizes us, as opposed to trying to conform to that regime.” said Brenna Greer, a professor of Social Sciences and History at Wellesley College. Greer is author of “Represented: The Black Imagemakers That Reimagined African American Citizenship.”
Reading During “Perfect Storm” of Crisis
Medical, economic and political crises have combined to create a “perfect storm for reading, because of the ways that the ideology of whiteness has come to its limits,” said Aparna Mistra Tarc, professor of Education at York University, in Toronto, Canada. People are seeing more clearly “what the consumptive, neoliberal American dream is doing to the world,” said Tarc.
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