Dog Whistles, Fog Horns, and Racism in the Trump Era

August 16, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—James M. Thomas
Whereas the era of dog whistles may have signaled an ambient level of white rage, today’s white rage is so constantly amplified it no longer makes sense to talk about it as rage, or any other set of feelings that fall outside of normal conditions. In the Trump era, white supremacy is no longer a matter of rage. It’s a matter of fact.

From the March for Science to an Abolitionist Science

April 20, 2017 nyupressblog 1

—Britt Rusert
An abolitionist science moves beyond generic defenses of science in an age of populist skepticism and backlash, requiring an evaluation of different types of science and an excavation of their specific relationships to forms of power and exploitation.

Don’t Bring a Test Tube to a Gun Fight

April 19, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Antony Alumkal
The March for Science is a response to politically motivated efforts to undermine scientific research and ignore scientific evidence when crafting public policy. Science is under increasingly heavy political fire, and the March for Science indicates that scientists plan to fire back.

Political Culture after Democracy

February 23, 2017 nyupressblog 1

—Eva Cherniavsky
Donald Trump did not create the world of “alternative facts.” Rather, the possibility of his election is the culmination of twinned processes: the dismantling of representational democracy in the U.S., and the de-realization of politics. From the point of view of the elites who rule us, the real problem with Trump is the risk his fascist agenda might foster the resurrection of the people as an oppositional, anti-elite political power.

Sipping on the Indian haterade

February 5, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Stanley Thangaraj
The small segments of South Asian Americans who support Trump, particularly Hindu fundamentalists and nationalists, seek wages from that relationship that will not secure rights for the rest of South Asian America, especially Muslim Americans.

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