Republicans and the one-drop rule, or “He’s too moderate!”

So, scholars of social identity and oppression have long known that the boundaries of and membership in privileged groups is incredibly tightly controlled. Gay men aren’t fully or properly masculine, just as those with even one drop of non-white blood…

Flo-Riding the New Wave? or, Postmillennial Black Hipness

So, Kanye West is pretty commonly recognized as mainstream hip hop’s acolyte of the New Wave (Gary Numan references, what?), but Flo-Rida’s last two singles are totally obvious remixes/reworkings of iconic New Wave tracks. First, there’s “Right Round,” the somewhat…

“Single Ladies” = robots

Beyoncé is an amazingly talented artist who plays around in very subtle and nuanced ways with “serious ideas” – all while singing some damn catchy hooks. It’s REALLY HARD to make delectable pop that also problematizes ideas in ways that…

its her factory

“in a man’s world, b/c they’re not men…” This is a blog about philosophy, feminist and critical race theory, and popular music/pop culture…or, more or less, this is a blog about my research and things related to it. I chose…