Black women remain caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of hyperinvisibility and invisibility. Everyone thinks…
Editor’s Note: Welcome to our newest feature, The Throwback, where we’ll spotlight some of our favorite pieces from the site’s history. First up, this August 9, 2007 piece on the collisions between perceptions of race in the U.S. and South America.
by Racialicious special correspondent Wendi Muse
When most people think of American imperialism, they think of planting the stars and stripes deep into the soil of foreign lands. They think of economic dominance, the forced removal of government leaders, the exploitation of labor and resources.
But what causes less protest is often a form of Ameri-centric thought that stirs in the minds of many who fight its more tangible effects: Identity Imperialism.
Read the Post We Want You. . . To Think Just Like Us [The Throwback]
By Arturo R. García
By now you’ve no doubt heard that reality “star” Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty “fame” was suspended from the show — or, in snake-oil TV-speak, placed on “indefinite hiatus” — after glibly engaging in some concern-trolling homophobia in a GQ interview while painting his show and his family’s public embrace of its Christian faith as some sort of antidote for whatever it believes ails America.
But what hasn’t been reported nearly as widely is the amount of outright racially prejudiced statements Robertson also lets fly in the piece, which points to a bigger problem for A&E. The network has been all too happy to trade on Robertson and his family’s “good ol’ boy” brand. Now it has to deal with the consequences.
Read the Post ‘Murican Idol: Here’s What Didn’t Get Phil Robertson Suspended from Duck Dynasty
By Arturo R. García
Oh, there was another episode left?
Well, why wait ’til Monday, then?
SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT
Read the Post Open Thread: Scandal S03E10: ‘A Door Marked Exit’
By Guest Contributor Lisa Wade, PhD; originally published at Sociological Images Sociologists observe that cultures…
This weekend on The NFL Today, retired football player and current analyst, Shannon Sharpe weighed in…