Brian Martin @ Truthout - The continual attention to terrorism serves to justify state power. Meanwhile, alternative approaches are marginalized. In the media, it is almost impossible to escape the unending stories about the threat from terrorism. Whether it is the threat from homegrown terrorists, the danger of a new terrorist movement such as Islamic State or the need to eradicate terrorist plots, there seems no let-up in the alarm. Read more.
Donald Trump — who has made a habit of demeaning black public officials and celebrities with “low IQ” or “dumb” slurs — waded into the Virginia blackface scandal on Sunday morning, feeling the need to speak for African-Americans. Read more.