When Obama was elected, there were many jokes about the US being beyond racism. This absurd notion was far enough from truth to be funny, but it also came with the belief that something had in fact changed, that we had moved further toward a post-racial society. Unfortunately, the latest domestic controversy is proving that we remain as deep in the mud of ignorance and intolerance as ever.
CultureWed, 11 Aug 2010 16:43h· by: Marlene Dietrich
Plastic people ooz through the summer streets in the city of the perpetual fashion show. They appear bold and intrinsically expressionistic. But expressions are based upon ideas with value, and plastic people are diversity deficient on the inside. Chipping away at the exterior reveals a homogenous mush of fluffy and stale material that cannot be repurposed.