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‘Honkey’Dory (Part 2: White Place)

The post ‘Honkey’ Dory (Part 1: White Space) was an attempt to comprehend ‘whiteness’ in terms of how it appears as sketches in our personal and public imagination. This post endeavors to locate Harper Lee’s 1930’s Boo Radley in an ensemble of social relations defined by demographic changes, extreme income disparities, the election of a black president (twice), a more globalized workforce and the actualization of Lee Atwater’s Southern Strategy. In other words, this post embarks on a journey from Harper Lee’s Boo Radley (1930) to Lee Atwater’s Donald Trump (2015-16). COMING SOON!

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The post ‘Honkey’ Dory (Part 1: White Space) was an attempt to comprehend ‘whiteness’ in terms of how it appears as sketches in our personal and public imagination. This post endeavors to locate Harper Lee’s 1930’s Boo Radley in an ensemble of social relations defined by demographic changes, extreme income disparities, the election of a black president (twice), a more globalized workforce and the actualization of Lee Atwater’s Southern Strategy. In other words, this post embarks on a journey from Harper Lee’s – Boo Radley (1930) to Lee Atwater’s – Donald Trump (2015-16).  COMING SOONER or LATER ;o I am TRUMP stumped)!

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Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy

The forty-two-minute recording, acquired by James Carter IV, confirms Atwater’s incendiary remarks and places them in context.

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What Happened to the White Working Class?

Downward mobility plus racial resentment is a potent combination with disastrous consequences.

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Curriculum Vitae

Tom L. States PhD Candidate

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, International Relations, Marxist Political Economy

Research Topic: eRacism - Conflicts of Difference

Education History: Williams College, BA Political Science; New York University, MA Politics; York University PhD Candidate

Languages: English, German

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi

Words of Wisdom: “IT” is what you are when you are young. Your youth mistakes certainty of the few things that you think you know for knowledge of things that it takes a life time to understand. With time and a few life experiences “IT” becomes the thing you pursue to give your life meaning. Somewhere along the way of having or getting “IT” you ask yourself, ‘Is this “IT”? Panic sets in when you realize that “IT” is your life. Fear and insecurity is that feeling you get when “IT” has not been worth a life time.

Bookshelf

Harvey, David. Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. New York: Longman, 1996.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 1967.

Cancian, Francesca M. Gender Politics: Love and Power in the Private and Public Spheres. Gender and the Life Course. Ed. Alice S. Rossi. New York: Aldine, 1985.

Sand, Shlomo. The Invention of the Jewish People. New York: Verso, 2009.

Lay, Shawn. The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Journal

Carothers, Thomas. Think Again: Civil Society. Foreign Policy Date, (Winter: 1999-2000).

Ober, Josiah. The original meaning of "democracy": Capacity to do things, not majority rule. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics. American Political Science Association meetings, Philadelphia, (2006).