‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ and the Racial Tone-Deafness of Conservative America

It’s arguably one of the strangest entertainment stories of the year so far, and, depending on who you ask, can easily be spun a number of different ways.It’s either a classic David-and-Goliath tale cut tragically short when David had his chance taken away at the last second, or it’s a tale of an insidious subculture mercifully stopped short of infiltrating the mainstream. The press is, of course, spinning it both ways.Here’s what we know for sure: when the Academy Awards were announced, … [Read more...]