From the sedulous to the surreal in cultural context

Month: January 2015

Gay Marriage Bans, Crass Politics, and the Exploitation of Ignorance and Intolerance  

    Last week, federal District Judge Ginny Granade struck down Alabama’s “Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.” The law had the effect of banning same-sex marriage within the state, and most honest observers of the federal judiciary were not surprised to see it fail. The hand-writing has been on the wall for such state laws since… Read More ›

Selma, George Wallace, and the Real Legacy of White Resistance  

    George Wallace, Jr. wants you to believe that his father was unfairly represented in the Hollywood film Selma. The movie – produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt, and directed by the outspoken Ava DuVernay – has generated significant controversy since its December release. Former White House staffer Joseph Califano and others have… Read More ›

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