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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - July 7, 2020

Three takes on cancel culture, voter suppression in the primaries, and more

Alaa Massri wearing black hijab during anti-racist protest in Miami,Photo: CAIR-Florida

The Protester’s Hijab

By Sheren Khalel
June 24, 2020
Middle East Eye

A Muslim American woman arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest was forced to have her booking photo taken without her head covering. She was then left without her hijab for seven hours, while the photos were made available to “countless media” outlets, some of which published her photos online. 

Three Takes on Cancel Culture

Cancellation or Persuasion By Suzanne Moore, July 3, 2020, The Guardian  

Cancel Comedy By Chloe Laws, July 1, 2020, Glamour

Evangelicals Perfected Cancel Culture By Jonathan Merritt, June 17, 2020, Religion News Service

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What the Primary Vote Might Mean

By Greg Palast
June 30, 2020
Common Dreams

The hidden, ugly story of the new Jim Crow tactics tested in the recent primaries—and coming soon to a state near you.

Will Consumer Culture Devour the Upsurge?

By Walter G. Moss
July 3, 2020
History News Network

Present-day protests may make corporations less racist without affecting their essential nature. They were able to digest, and even profit from, the hippies and protesters of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Socialist Mormons

By Nicholas Greyson Ward
July 1, 2020
In These Times

With the youth, the political leanings of the Mormon church may be shifting.

CHOP Zones

Seattle By Hallie Golden, July 2, 2020, The Guardian

NYC By Natalie Colarossi, June 30, 2020, Insider

National Review: The Perfumed Swamp

By Ryan Grim
July 5, 2020
The Intercept

Was William F. Buckley's politics simply “a more articulate version of the same deep ugliness and bigotry that is the hallmark of Trumpism”?

LGBTQ: Changing Normal

By Sarah Neilson
June 25, 2020

Queer authors Alok Vaid-Menon, Kimberly Drew, and Adam Eli on what it means to “dream more boldly” about the future of queer liberation.

The Crime Fiction Racket

By Gary Phillips
June 6, 2020
Stansbury Forum

Writers are challenged to consider the point of view of who is telling the story, and thus who controls the narrative…from the hardboiled to the cozy.