Tag: Black Lives Matter

Prof. Mark Lilla: Politics Isn’t About Identity, It’s About Winning (Spiked Unsafe Space Tour)

MARK LILLA: There was a time when it was possible to talk about equal rights for these groups, civil rights movement, the women’s movement, gay rights movement, without using the word “identity” at all. You talked about social justice. Then something happened. The word “identity,” the concept of identity, entered the American language, and politics was no longer a question...

Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Video Explained

♪ This is America ♪ – Childish Gambino’s This Is America has become an overnight cultural phenomenon. And, it’s definitely the kind of video you have to watch more than once. Throughout the piece, Gambino plays the complex role of America herself, from violence, to the use of entertainment as a distraction. He’s playing both the caricature and the ring...