Monthly Archives: September 2010

The March of the Moderates

While amusing, like much of Stewart’s humor, it rings with a resounding truth. The focus on the loudest, angriest and, often, most offensive makes for great media coverage and, unfortunately, drowns out the majority. Continue reading

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9/11 as Contested Commemoration

We craft narratives about events and they are not inconsequential. Narratives provide a collective representation, complete with emotive power and political meanings, that are passed from one generation to the next. Embracing a narrative of fear and ethnocentrism not only ignores the diversity inherent in American identity, but lays the foundation for a narrative that will perpetuate religious, cultural and ethnic distortions for generations to come. Continue reading

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