Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

White Noise: Vanilla Ice, Grunge, and Stuff White People Like

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Proshansky Auditorium
Titled after Don DeLillo’s White Noise, in which identity politics reaches its reductio ad absurdum in a Hitler Studies department, this evening explores the curious phenomenon of white ethnic identity in the 1990s. Think back to a time when Bill Clinton was called the “first African American President,” when Samuel Huntington claimed we were in a “Clash of Civilizations,” when the militia movement erupted in the Waco shootout and the Oklahoma City bombings--and when Asian Americans were positioned as “honorary whites” in the affirmative action debates. [read more»]