The praise bestowed upon entrepreneurial innovators like Steve Jobs works to normalize the economic inequality plaguing our democracies.
Bruce Baum is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He works in modern and contemporary political theory. His primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of critical social theory (including critical "race" theory, feminist theory, critical hermeneutics, and issues of cross-cultural interpretation), liberal and democratic theory, American political thought, the political theories of Mill and Marx, and philosophy of political inquiry. He has just published a co-edited volume (with Duchess Harris), Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity (Duke University Press) and is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race: A Political History of Racial Identity (New York: New York University Press.
None of this year’s 10 nominees for Best Picture deals with issues of race, and all of them feature mostly white casts. Should we be disturbed?