Archive | Discourse Studies

13 July 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Critique of Professional

Warning: This blog post is not professional. But it is real. Can you deal with it? You say I’m “not professional enough.” I hear “you are not white enough.” Profession-al. It’s such a capitalist word, imbued in the disciplining of our bodies, the appropriation of our words and time for a singular purpose. It’s a […]

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28 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

It Gets Better: Sanctioning Routine Violence

Between the movement for marriage equality and the It Gets Better campaign, I’m just about ready to give up my membership in the LGBT community. But I checked, and it turns out that I don’t have a membership card. It’s not even about the smiling white faces inundating us with the message that all shall […]

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26 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

DeCentering Citizenship

I always find it amusing that our great President chooses to enforce harsh immigration laws, deporting record numbers of people from the United States to appease the same people that question his own citizenship. Then again, Barack Obama is head of state and immigration and customs enforcement serves a vital state function. It is part […]

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07 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Fort Hood Sparks Muslim Bashing in Mainstream Media

Media Bias on Fort Hood Tragedy This isn’t particularly surprising. American civil liberties get massacred during such crises. Instead of calling Major Hasan an ‘alleged’ shooter till he is confirmed guilty by a court of law (Fifth Amendment), speculators have already gone judge, jury and executioner on him. What’s despicable is that allegations of Islamic […]

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27 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Bainimarama: I Staged Coup to Stop Terrorists

While Lasenia Qarase and his corrupt government was nothing to extol and praise, Bainimarama labeled them as ‘terrorists’ at the United Nations General Assembly, in order to legitimise his reign: I believe that these critics are largely unaware of the extent to which politicians, in league with those who employ terror as a tactic to […]

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