A mistake on Time magazine’s latest cover has opened a nationwide conversation about race and ethnicity; Rick Santorum belittles American public education, calling it an “anachronism”; is the U.S. finally done with Afghanistan? These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Time to Think in Full Color About Race & Ethnicity
Time magazine’s latest cover story (Feb. 24) is called “Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President.” While the Latino vote is definitely interesting, the most interesting thing about this story isn’t the headline or the article’s statistics. It’s the cover.
How to make Occupy catch on
Were history a guide to today’s politics, progressives would be redoubling their efforts to turn the still-unraveling crisis of capitalism into an opportunity for system-changing reform.