Dispatches From the Culture Wars - June 22, 2021
- In the Heights in Living Color
- Pride vs Hate in Tennessee
- Labor Shortage?
- The Woman-Haters of January 6
- On Display: Brooklyn Against Racism
- SCOTUS Day of Surprises
- How Culture Wars Play in the UK
- Locking Down Washington Square Park
- Video: Using Pop Culture to Subvert Venezuela
- More on Critical Race Theory
In the Heights in Living Color
By Fidel Martinez
Los Angeles Times
The biggest misconception people have about Latinidad — including many who claim it — is that there is one singular experience. No work of art, no matter how well-intentioned, will ever truly represent the totality of a group of 60 million people.
By Chris Salvemini and Malik Jackson
People from across East Tennessee gathered for a community Pride rally in Alcoa after homophobic slurs were painted over Pride art on a well-known bridge.
By Sonali Kolhatkar
Remember the subprime mortgage housing crisis of 2008 when economists and pundits blamed low-income homeowners for wanting to purchase homes they could not afford? Perhaps this is the labor market’s way of saying, if you can’t afford higher salaries, you shouldn’t expect to fill jobs.
By Mona Lena Krook
Among the various forms of violence on display during the U.S. Capitol insurrection, one has been largely overlooked: misogyny, or hatred toward women. Yet behaviors and symbols of white male power were striking and persistent features of the riots.
On Display: Brooklyn Against Racism
By Valentina Di Liscia
To honor the long history of Black-led activism in Kings County, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) is launching Brooklyn Resists, curated around the CBH’s archival holdings as well as crowdsourced images. Brooklyn Resists bridges the past and present of anti-racist mobilizations in Brooklyn — from the Civil Rights Era to Black Lives Matter.
By Peter Grier and Henry Gass
Christian Science Monitor
The Supreme Court may, like America itself, be more partisan than ever. But Thursday offered two big cases that did not break along predictable ideological lines.
How Culture Wars Play in the UK
By Andrew Anthony
Exactly what constitutes a culture war is just one of the many issues that people fight about in the culture wars, and there’s a sizeable minority of participants who go so far as to argue that the main characteristic of this present culture war is that it’s not really a culture war.
Photos: Why They're Locking Down Washington Square Park
By Daniel Arnold and Daniel Galicia
New York Magazine
A 48-hour diary of a ten-acre park where everything in the city seems to be happening at once.
Video: Using Pop Culture to Subvert Venezuela
The Bolivarian Revolution has faced permanent US regime change attempts, and this hostility has come alongside a constantly biased media coverage. Unsurprisingly, Washington's line has also spilled to mainstream culture.
By Gillian Frank and Adam Laats
Conservative attacks on humanities curricula that discuss race and racism in the United States follow a long-established pattern. These battles have always been waged over the stories that get told about the American past, present, and future. In that sense, the angry right wing is correct: The stakes couldn’t be higher.
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