Sunday, May 04, 2008

I Get Emails From Time to Time...

...asking me why I dwell on the history of racial representation in America. I "stumbled-upon" this picture tonight--a living ocular, semiotic trace of the history of race-hatred in the American South.... look at it:

here's the original sourcelink. I want to write about this face--the ecstacy of racial-traced hate is a semiotic project that encompasses lynchings and minstrel shows and Hollywood films.

Not to knock our fellow primates, but the physiognomy of fear and loathing seems to reach across the species. More on this in Eyegiene, proposal presently in development for UTPress.

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