At the Intersection of Race And Class: Lee Daniel’s The Butler
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At the Intersection of Race And Class: Lee Daniel’s The Butler

Lee Daniel’s The Butler presented a well-written narrative about the struggles people of color face in order to advance in white society. Cecil Gaines faced what seemed like insurmountable pain and anguish to advance from the son of a sharecropping slave to a professional black domestic. The dynamic between the characters, between the parents and … Continue reading

The Fiscal Cliff – Austerity as Shared Sacrifice and the Specter of Imminent Doom
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The Fiscal Cliff – Austerity as Shared Sacrifice and the Specter of Imminent Doom

The United States economy stands on the edge of a so-called “fiscal cliff”, peering into a perilous chasm. The narrative of this “fiscal cliff” hangs over the nation as an omnipresent specter promising death and destruction on economic systems. The hype of impending spending cuts and lapsing tax breaks, part of a commitment following last … Continue reading

Black Friday Landed on Us – Racism, Classism, and the American Nightmare
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Black Friday Landed on Us – Racism, Classism, and the American Nightmare

Workers at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, JCPenney and pretty much every retail store throughout the country are being pushed to the limits to kick off the Christmas shopping season with the organized chaos called “Black Friday”. Workers are putting their bodies on the line, at risk of being targeted by violence over the cheapest deals of the year, all … Continue reading