Sunday, January 19, 2014

President Obama and US Racial Fantasies

I used to teach Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville, in a graduate course on the making of race in the US. Read the following for an Emperor's New Clothes calling out of the racism that underlies many criticisms of President Obama:

"Obama, Melville and the Tea Party"

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What Does Our Prison Population Say About US/U.S.?

According to this NYT opinion piece, John Dewey once said, “[T]he best way to judge a culture is to see what kind of people are in the jails.”

What does our prison population say about US?

Analyzing the prison industrial complex through political theory.

And what's a racial democracy anyway?