Nice blog, NERD! turned 3 today!
Here’s to less lurkin’ and more workin’!
"In other words, white people don’t have representatives because white people don’t have dehumanizing stereotypes for their representatives to embody or debunk, and whiteness is simply too ingrained in positions of power for these stereotypes to manifest any real economic or political consequences. And while blackness, Latino-ness, Asian-ness, etc. are often defined by actions and abilities — what they do — white society kicks out its undesirables by pointing to their other identities — what they are. As Hari Kondabolu points out in his live act, Jared Loughner was described in the press as mentally ill, while Seung-Hui Cho is Asian without elaboration. Literal Caucasians the Tsarnaev brothers were declared solely Muslim as soon as it was discovered that they could be."