Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hegemony as 'Common Sense'

Has the Whole World Gone Mad?
First SB1070, and now this:

James' tagline is 'common sense,' which is code for 'hegemony' and a dominant rhetoric that validates subjugation. By James' rationale, it only makes sense to institutionalize ideology that privileges ignorance and make English the only legal language. Chingow!

Update (5/6):
Every time I look at my blog and see this video, I feel like I'm haven't devoted as much energy as I should to be critical of it. So, instead of writing more academic discourse that highlights the racialized messages embedded in the 'common sense' message, I figured I'd make use of the visual and audio juxtaposition that blogs provide.
Compare and Contrast

No comments:

Post a Comment