The entertainment industry has been complicit in its lack of reporting sexual abusers, and the situation with R. Kelly is no exception.
"While I have issues with Fedora's linkage of football to American greatness, I do not have much of a personal issue with the coach."
A small death of my soul occurs every time I hear of another slaughter. I worry that enough of these small deaths, felt as a nation, will leave no one to take a hold of the wheel and swerve us off of this terrible path.
I remember being attracted to the horror genre because it was explicitly forbidden.
"At what point do the rest of us, in the wake of this period, recognize a scream good enough to change our moral cosmology to a decent, human one?"
"This is, after all, a trip through America, in all of its splendor and ugliness."
Symbols as signs (signifier + signified) cohere and constitute peoples under specific cultural orders. Let's not forget their power.
Like all of us, I am the product of institutions. I hope to graduate with a doctorate from UNC in communication this August. While I have been well educated in the specifics of my discipline, the most important thing I take from this place is a better way of being a human in community with others.
This tale is about pride and humility. It begins with me being an uncomprehending jackass and ends with me being an insensitive one. This won’t be a first or last.