Who has the necessary authority to speak about a given topic or identity? What do we miss when trying to learn about Otherness (see “Can the Subaltern Speak?”)? Given thousands of years of history, history dominated by an elite often consisting of normative White men and now History dominated by “professionals,” such questions will always beContinue reading “Experience, Voice, Authority”
Football is supreme in the United States. As I (and others) have argued, football is racist. Football is at least also ableist, colonialist, and classist when doing an intersectional analysis. Criticisms of football, whether from your everyday friend or in your everyday cultural production, are almost unheard of in the land of the Football Industrial Complex.Continue reading “Notes on: The Football Industrial Complex and NBC’s Rise’s Challenge”
On the meaning of the upside down flag: Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) in In the Valley of Elah (2007) says: It’s an international distress signal….It means we’re in a whole lot of trouble so come save our asses ’cause we ain’t got a prayer in hell of saving it ourselves.