I am going to be at C2E2 this weekend. I will be sharing some pictures as I did last year. If I am lucky, I will be able to get some interviews as well.
I have a new piece over at Alternet on the con game that white elites have been running on the white working class and poor through the invention of the socially constructed--yet very real--identity known as "Whiteness". It is pretty long--more than 3,000 words--but I tried to offer up something that brings together some good scholarship in an accessible albeit synthetic way.
Do check it out, share, and the like if you could.
I think I did something good with The Murderous Scam White Elites Have Perpetrated on Blacks and Whites for at Least 4 Centuries.
Plus, I have the personal satisfaction of mentioning the indispensable auteur b-movie classic They Live in an essay on the colorline, truth-seeking, and politics. I count that as a double win.
Before I attend to nerdly and ghetto nerd related matters, I would like to share the following two videos.
The first is John Bracey's "The Cost of Racism to White People". It is one of the best and most direct explanations of how Whiteness hurts the average white person that I have ever seen. Bracey's lecture is essential viewing on the topic.
The second is Jonathan Lethem's deconstruction of the movie They Live. He is an amazing writer and thinker. Lethem shows his work and why he is one of the best in the game in that video and the book that he authored about the film.
Some questions for the day and weekend.
Do you think Whiteness has the same political, social, and economic currency in the United States than it did some years ago?
What movies have you seen that opened your mind to a broader world, that "red pill" moment that changed things for the better or worse?