How do our rigid notions of what makes a “real man” contribute to unspeakable acts of violence? Could it be that we’re socially conditioned to feel like we need to defend our manhood, with violence if necessary? Could it be that mass murder is the unfortunate and rare offshoot of that same masculine defensiveness taken to its extreme end?
The Black Keys’ “Little Black Submarines” sounds awfully familiar!
Every February, some white people ask “Why is there no White History Month?” In response, I’m examining the concepts of equality, privilege, and economic class in terms that even the most ignorant should be able to understand. You’re welcome, fellow white people.
I’ve gotten a lot of requests from viewers wondering about my background, education, and influences. So here, in a nutshell, is my origin story — beginning as a Midwestern Christian Conservative and ending up a New York liberal. Shepard Fairey, George Orwell, Adbusters, Dr. Seuss, and others appear in this peek inside what makes me tick.