Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Latino Body in Question: Police Brutality

August 29, 1970? No, LA on May 1, 2007. I'll risk an incendiary question because the circumstances demand it: Would police brutality of this magnitude be tolerated if the ethnic, racial, or minority group in question were anything other than Latino? Rhetorical questions are sometimes the necessary, if not egregiously overdue, starting points for more pointed engagements with "American" cultural history.

I'd never thought I'd be saying this, but to their credit, FOX actually aired this story.