Dispatches From the Culture Wars - July 7, 2020
- The Protester’s Hijab
- Three Takes on Cancel Culture
- What the Primary Vote Might Mean
- Will Consumer Culture Devour the Upsurge?
- Socialist Mormons
- CHOP Zones
- National Review: The Perfumed Swamp
- LGBTQ: Changing “Normal”
- The Crime Fiction Racket
By Sheren Khalel
June 24, 2020
Middle East Eye
A Muslim American woman arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest was forced to have her booking photo taken without her head covering. She was then left without her hijab for seven hours, while the photos were made available to “countless media” outlets, some of which published her photos online.
Three Takes on Cancel Culture
Cancellation or Persuasion By Suzanne Moore, July 3, 2020, The Guardian
Cancel Comedy By Chloe Laws, July 1, 2020, Glamour
Evangelicals Perfected Cancel Culture By Jonathan Merritt, June 17, 2020, Religion News Service
The hidden, ugly story of the new Jim Crow tactics tested in the recent primaries—and coming soon to a state near you.
By Walter G. Moss
July 3, 2020
History News Network
Present-day protests may make corporations less racist without affecting their essential nature. They were able to digest, and even profit from, the hippies and protesters of the 1960s and early 1970s.
With the youth, the political leanings of the Mormon church may be shifting.
Seattle By Hallie Golden, July 2, 2020, The Guardian
NYC By Natalie Colarossi, June 30, 2020, Insider
Was William F. Buckley's politics simply “a more articulate version of the same deep ugliness and bigotry that is the hallmark of Trumpism”?
Queer authors Alok Vaid-Menon, Kimberly Drew, and Adam Eli on what it means to “dream more boldly” about the future of queer liberation.
By Gary Phillips
June 6, 2020
Writers are challenged to consider the point of view of who is telling the story, and thus who controls the narrative…from the hardboiled to the cozy.