George Floyd, black lives matter, protests, racism

Racism in the US

File
The Editors
22/06/2020

Racism is not a new thing in the US. Racism and anti-racist struggle are a crucial part of the history of the US. Understanding that history and how it plays in contemporary politics and society is thus a must. From blacklivesmatters to the lindy Hopp. 

Racism in the US

BLM, black lives matter, Floyd, Trump, racism, anti-racist culture

The George Floyd Uprising and Anti-Racist Culture Change

Column
Rosalyn Negrón
18/06/2020
9 minutes to read

As of today, protests condemning George Floyd's murder by police officer Derek Chauvin have taken place in all 50 U.S. states (more than 750 U.S. cities), and in more than 60 countries. The anger and despair that was channeled through massive uprisings, now mingle with hope and possibility. A return to status quo appears to no longer be politically viable.

Black Lives matter

Black Lives Matter and the right to protest?

Column
Christian Chun
09/06/2020
6 minutes to read

The reactions to the Black Lives Matter protests are an indications of the structural racism in the US, says Christian Chun.

identity politics, race, conservatives

Conservative critiques of identity politics as divisive

Column
Rosalyn Negrón
21/01/2020
11 minutes to read

Rosalyn Negron unpacks the logics that underlie conservative critiques of left identity politics and zooms in on the specific significance of this discursive frame among conservatives.

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A Nation of Immigrants or a Nation of Laws?

Column
Rosalyn Negrón
30/09/2019
8 minutes to read

The very American phrase "nation of immigrants, nation of laws" now characterizes very different and polarized Americas.

American Dad and American Politics

Article
Taylore Nacey
16/04/2019
9 minutes to read

Does a satirical television show like American Dad have political impact? Or is it only about venting frustrations and making you laugh?

Black Lives Matter or Black Identity Extremist?

Column
Paul Mutsaers
11/12/2017
10 minutes to read

The question 'who is the victim?' is an important social directive that shapes the struggles for victimhood in which Black Lives Matters, U.S. police forces and their various (counter)publics are currently engaging. 

How to study anti-police protest in a digital age

Working paper
Paul Mutsaers
15/12/2017

To understand police-public relationships, we need to study more imperceptible types of resistance and the complex, interlinked nature of plugged-in publics and their online, non-embodied, and thus less visible protests against police. 

Ethnicity, masculinity, and patriotism in the US: A personal tale

Column
Christian Chun
10/10/2017
4 minutes to read

I ’m the Tony Manero character played by John Travolta in the film, Saturday Night Fever. I may think of myself as a White working-class guy but is it received as such in US society?Now one may ask, what’s the problem? So what if you are?

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Black Lives Matter too: from #hashtag to movement

Paper
Iris Wijers
26/09/2017
28 minutes to read

The Black Lives Matter movement has become a real phenomenon in American society. Iris Wijers analyzes this powerful and polarizing movement.  

Trump, the celebrity-businessman and vox populism

Article
Ico Maly
17/10/2016
11 minutes to read

In this second article on Trump's message, Ico Maly analyzes Donald Trump's "bragging-message machine". Winning elections is not about how well informed or intelligent a candidate is, it’s about ‘Message’.

Donald Trump American President?

Is Donald Trump a 'dangerous clown'?

Article
Ico Maly
17/10/2016
9 minutes to read

In this first article on "Trump's Message", Ico Maly analyzes the negative messaging of the adversaries of Donald Trump.  He argues that the framing of Trump as a clown makes us blind to the power of his message.